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Gregg Allman Announces First Major Tour Since Canceling Dates

first_imgBelvoed rocker Gregg Allman unfortunately had to cancel a number of tour dates earlier this year, as the Allman Brother came down with a serious case of pneumonia. Fortunately he’s back in action, performing as recently as last weekend with his full band at the Laid Back Festival in Atlanta, GA.Now, Allman has announced a major winter 2017 tour schedule, starting with two nights in Savannah, GA to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Allman will continue through January of 2017, touring extensively through the Southeast throughout the month.Allman also has a major 10 night run scheduled at City Winery in New York, NY, runnning from November 6th through the 18th. You can see the full tour dates below, and head here for details!NOVEMBER6 – New York, NY – City Winery7 – New York, NY – City Winery9 – New York, NY – City Winery10 – New York, NY – City Winery11 – New York, NY – City Winery13 – New York, NY – City Winery14 – New York, NY – City Winery16 – New York, NY – City Winery17 – New York, NY – City Winery18 – New York, NY – City WineryDECEMBER30 – Savannah, GA – Lucas Theatre For The Arts31 – Savannah, GA – Lucas Theatre For The ArtsJANUARY3 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre4 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre6 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Casino7 – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget Lake Charles10 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City11 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City13 – Robinsonville, MS – Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino14 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre17 – Macon, GA – The Grand Opera House18 – Macon, GA – The Grand Opera House20 – Macon, GA – The Grand Opera House21 – Macon, GA – The Grand Opera Houselast_img read more

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Petrol price to drop

first_img3 January 2012 The price of petrol is set to drop by between five and six cents a litre at midnight on Tuesday.The price of the 93 grade petrol is decreasing by six cents.One litre of 95 unleaded will cost five cents less.Diesel would also be dropped by 20 cents per litre.Peter Noke of the South Africa Fuel Retailers Association said it was a great way to start the New Year.“We have a reduction in petrol of between 5 and 6 cents and on diesel between 20 and 21 cents a litre,” Noke said.Sapalast_img

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The Chef’s Garden: A niche for success

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Positioned in a micro climate right off of Lake Erie sits The Chef’s Garden, a 300-acre farm that was lake bottom 11,000 years ago and today is some of the richest sandy loam in the world.At one point, Erie County hosted about 330 vegetable growers. Then in the mid 1940s, as roads and refrigeration improved, those small farms were pushed out by larger-scale producers.“My parents worked cooperatively with about 65 other growers in this region and packed all under one label to be able to continue to supply markets and compete with the larger growers out west,” said Farmer Lee Jones, one of the owners of The Chef’s Garden. “They supplied companies like the A & P and Kroger and ultimately the interest rates caught up with them.”A 21% interest rate and a devastating hail storm in 1983 broke the co-op’s back.“At 19 years old, I stood shoulder to shoulder with my family and watched 25 years of really hard work and blood and sweat be auctioned off,” Jones said. “All of our neighbors and competitors were there and all of those that came to relish in our failure were there. They auctioned off everything down to my mother’s car and ultimately our home.”Despite the devastating end to that chapter of the farm, the Jones Family knew that being a part of agriculture was something they had to do. It was in their DNA.“We were really desperate to find a way and there was no money and nobody loaning money, but we found a niche in the market,” Jones said.One of The Chef’s Garden greenhousesThat niche — providing the best quality specialty and heirloom vegetables, herbs and microgreens to the nation’s most discerning chefs — has paid in dividends for Farmer Lee, his father Bob and brother Bob Jr. and they believe that there is still room for success in niche markets for small farms.“I think there is more opportunity in agriculture today than ever before in the history of time,” Jones said. “Farmers are some of the most savvy entrepreneurs and business-spirited folks that exist. There are opportunities out there and the key is to identify certain needs and trends and to jump on them and do something exceptionally well.”While The Chef’s Garden is producing the best products possible, Jones is also committee to his land and keeping it sustainable is something he takes very seriously.“We think sustainability means environmentally friendly and we also think it means socially responsible,” Jones said. “Those two are the easy ones, so to speak. The third objective is the most difficult one and that the farm must be economically viable. You have to be able to sustain and create an environment and a business model that you can pass on to future generations.”The Chef’s Garden welcomes about 500 of the world’s most talented chefs every year and during those visits the conversation most always turns to the water quality issues that are concerning to those that work, live and farm along Lake Erie’s watershed and near the lake itself.“We don’t think wars will be over oil in the future, they will be over water and it really is a concern for all of us,” Jones said. “In this area of the state we are seeing more cover cropping and two-thirds of our acreage in any one year is in cover crops. It’s a huge commitment that’s probably not realistic for most farm setups, but in our unique situation we think it’s important to the way that we’re growing to reduce some of the chemical and synthetic inputs.”On occasion, The Culinary Vegetable Institute, an arm of The Chef’s Garden, welcomes consumers in to share with them what is happening on the farm and how their specialty vegetables are grown. That message includes how farming is more than playing in the dirt. They point out that as much enjoyment a career in agriculture can bring, it is still a business.“There is a very romantic view of farming out there but there is also the other side of it where there are a lot of hours and a lot of hard work,” Jones said. “We do try to give visitors a full appreciation of what is involved with farming. We hear of many people that have successful jobs in town that want to start their own farm where they can have a few chickens and some other animals and it looks pretty sexy at first, but I think many times they don’t understand all of the costs that are involved and they undervalue what they produce.”Jones says that was a key philosophy when The Chef’s Garden was established.“There’s an old saying that ‘everybody knows what their product is worth and they should charge accordingly’,” Jones said. “We are never afraid to ask what we think our products are worth. We have to be able to charge for the quality and the integrity of the product that we produce.”last_img read more

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USDA to continue approving payments for “Pork. The Other White Meat”

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) decided that, based on its review of the value of four “Pork. The Other White Meat” trademarks the National Pork Board purchased from the National Pork Producers Council, it would continue to approve the Pork Board’s annual payments for the trademarks.NPPC sold the trademarks to the Pork Board in 2006 for about $35 million. NPPC financed the purchase over 20 years, making the Pork Board’s annual payment $3 million. The sale was an arms-length transaction with a lengthy negotiation in which both parties were represented by legal counsel, and USDA, which oversees the federal Pork Checkoff program administered by the Pork Board, approved the purchase. In 2012, the Humane Society of the United States, a lone Iowa farmer and the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement filed a lawsuit against USDA, seeking to have the sale rescinded. A U.S. District Court dismissed the suit for lack of standing, but a federal appeals court in August 2015 reinstated it.Subsequently, USDA agreed to review the purchase, including conducting a valuation of the trademarks. In a frequently-asked-questions document on its website, AMS set the value of the four trademarks at between $113 million and $132 million. It is unclear whether HSUS will continue to press its lawsuit.last_img read more

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Federations must act on dope menace: MS Gill

first_imgThe embarrassment caused by 12 athletes failing dope tests in the last week seems to have stirred up the ministry of youth affairs and sports to a great extent.Sports minister MS Gill gave ample proof of this at the Conference of the State Ministers of Youth Affairs and Sports on Tuesday when he reiterated his stance that every medal that Indian athletes win should be through fair means.”We do want a lot of medals, but even if we win one medal, we want it with honour,” Gill said, alluding to the fact that eight of the athletes caught were members of India’s Commonwealth Games (CWG) teams.Sport Minister MS GillAs MAIL TODAY had reported on Tuesday, the laxity of national sports federations in educating sportspersons and conducting random tests is one of the prime reasons for the dope menace persisting in Indian sports.Gill too put the onus of rooting out dope from the grassroots upwards on the federations. “We have to kill the abuse of dope. The national federations should make the sportspersons aware of this. We are doing our bit and the federations better launch education programmes for their sportspeople so that nobody is caught ignorant,” he said.Gill heaped praise on the state-of-the-art National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) in the Capital, saying it was the best tool to curb the menace. ” Last year 3000 tests were conducted there and this year, the figure has gone up to 5000, including 1500 samples from the Youth Olympics in Singapore. The lab will test about 2500 samples for the Commonwealth Games.advertisement”The rates are reasonable, and we are actually refusing samples now, from abroad. The lab is near perfect. For, even if you have a decimal point mistake, you will damage a career. Nobody can doubt our testing,” Gill said.Former India hockey captain Pargat Singh, who was attending the conference in his capacity as Director (Sports), Punjab, told M AIL T ODAY that the minister’s statement was a positive sign. ” Drugs defeat the very basic purpose of sports, which is to attain a good level of physical and mental health.Dope has a negative impact on the health of the person taking it.”That is why I think the antidoping policy needs to be followed properly,” Pargat, who also heads an independent society called Clean Sports India, said.He agreed that the federations needed to do more in terms of educating athletes.”They definitely have to take the responsibility for their athletes getting caught. Education of the athletes is of utmost importance. But, having said that, I must say some athletes know about this, and still use these unfair means. These people must be given the prescribed punishment to teach them a lesson,” Pargat said.Pargat also assured that in his state, all necessary steps will be taken soon to get rid of the doping menace.”In the age group 14-16, there are no cases of doping. The problems starts only when the athletes reach the national or university level. That’s when we need to step in and educate them.”With the NDTL in our country, we can rely on them to help us, because they are the experts in the field, otherwise the World Anti- Doping Agency wouldn’t have given them accreditation,” he said.last_img read more

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Ancient drama makes modern connections

first_imgThe cultural extravaganza around the Games has included dance and drama performances in all sorts of ethnic languages from across the length and breadth of Commonwealth nations. So it was rather refreshing to watch Mahkavi Kalidasa’s Sakuntalam staged by Sopanam, Thiruvananthapuram the way the great poet and playwright intended it – in Sanskrit.Sakuntalam being staged at Shri Ram CentreWith a great deal of help from – the rather wonkily translated – English subtitles. The play, staged as part of the Natya Darshan section of Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Desh Parva at the Shri Ram Centre, was designed and directed by Kavalam Narayana Panikkar.The plot of the play is well-known, considering Kalidasa based it on an episode from the Mahabharata. But for the uninitiated, boy meets girl, marries her in secret, impregnates her, leaves her, forgets her and with a little help from a signet ring, remembers her.The character of Vidushaka, essayed by Sajikumar S.L. was intended as both the sutradhar, as well as to provide comic relief – and he did a great job of it, because the play progressed ever so slowly. The sets were sparse, forcing you to focus all you attention on the actors.That is not to say it was boring, not in the least. On the other hand, it turned out to be an exercise in subtlety. For instance, Sakuntala’s connection with nature was repeatedly emphasised by the director, which lead you to the central tension of the play – not between Dushyanta and Sakuntala or between urban and rural populations – but between the natural world and the human intervention that continues to blight it.advertisementThe cast had an able director to lead them – after all, Panikkar is the veteran of ancient Indian theatre.last_img read more

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One Record That Federers Chasing Doesnt Really Count

Roger Federer has a good chance later this year to pass Pete Sampras for most aces in his career. Ivo Karlovic, in turn, is hot on Federer’s heels for No. 4 on the all-time men’s tennis aces list and could pass him at the U.S. Open this week.You may start hearing more about this leaderboard as Federer and Karlovic keep overtaking former greats and each other. If you do, it’s worth keeping in mind that among trivial sports records, the all-time aces title is a particularly meaningless accomplishment:The ace counts only go back to 1991, when umpires at ATP World Tour and Grand Slam events started recording point-by-point data, including aces (serves that land in and which the returner can’t touch with his racket). All-time leader Goran Ivanisevic and Sampras (No. 3 in aces) debuted three years before the match stats did. Sampras probably would have a much wider lead over Federer and No. 5 Karlovic if his 125 matches from his first three years on tour counted toward his ace total. And Ivanisevic would have a more secure grip on No. 1 if he got credit for his 136 matches between 1988 and 1990; as it stands now, his countryman Karlovic could pass him as soon as late next year. No. 11 Marc Rosset — who also debuted in 1988, a banner year for big servers — might have held the lead among Swiss players over Federer for longer if his 62 matches through 1990 counted. Even more of the careers of big servers Boris Becker, John McEnroe and Roscoe Tanner are shrouded by the sport’s statistical blind spot.The Davis Cup, the sport’s international team competition, counts toward players’ official match records. But merely for administrative reasons — “with all the ties all over the world we don’t have a system to get the data,” ATP stats overseer Greg Sharko said in an email — Davis Cup stats don’t count toward ATP totals. That means Karlovic doesn’t get credit for his 78 aces in a Davis Cup loss in 2009. On the other hand, Karlovic has played only 17 Davis Cup singles matches, while Federer has played 42 — more than Ivanisevic and Sampras, though three fewer than the 45 played by Andy Roddick, who is second on the all-time aces list. No aces from those matches count toward these players’ totals.All counting stats are crude ways to estimate athletes’ ability. Some quarterbacks amass more yards because they play for pass-happy offensive coordinators. Baseball players can get more runs batted in by batting often with teammates on base. Raw ace counts in a single match face the same problem: Karlovic got those 78 aces in the 2009 Davis Cup match because it went to 16-14 in the fifth set. That’s less impressive than his 44 aces in a three-set match earlier this year. It’s all the less meaningful, then, to compare ace counts over a season or career. Federer has a narrow lead over Karlovic mainly because he has played more than twice as many matches. That’s a credit to Federer’s overall superiority as a tennis player compared to Karlovic, and to just about everyone else who ever has lifted a racket. The better you are at the sport, the more you win, the more matches you play, and the more chances you have to rack up aces. It’s hard for Karlovic to keep up with Federer while losing in the first or second round of many tournaments and watching his rival get to keep serving for four to six matches into the final. But if the point of ace counts is to say who’s the best player, there are plenty of better ways to measure it. And if it’s to measure who has the best serve — ignoring returns and everything else in tennis — then a rate stat would do much better. Karlovic has aced opponents on nearly 23 percent of his service points since 2010, or more than double Federer’s 10 percent. Appropriately, Karlovic hit 24 aces in his U.S. Open debut Tuesday, while Federer hit 10. Both men won.Karlovic has started catching up — by playing more matches. The hard way to do that is to win more matches at big tournaments. The easier way to do it is to sign up for lots of the lower-level tournaments called 250s, which are the weakest ATP World Tour events that count toward ace counts. Karlovic has played in 23 250-level tournaments over the past two years. Federer has played in four. Those events have helped Karlovic make up ground on Federer, both because he’s getting more matches and because he’s playing weaker opponents. By median and mean ranking of opponents, Karlovic’s schedule this year and last has been roughly twice as easy as Federer’s. Weaker opponents are, on average, easier to ace. For instance, the last time Federer and Karlovic played each other, Federer’s ace percentage was higher than usual, at 11.5 percent, while Karlovic’s was lower, at 19.1 percent. read more

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Transfer Quarterbacks Are All The Rage But Do They Deliver At Their

Source: Sports-Reference.com Matt MooreUCLA101.47Oregon St.131.69+30.22 Kevin CraftSan Diego St.109.18UCLA101.72-7.46 Danny EtlingPurdue110.95LSU144.36+33.41 Wes LuntOklahoma St.137.31Illinois119.54-17.77 Will GrierFlorida145.61West Virginia169.18+23.57 Russell WilsonNC State135.47Wisconsin191.78+56.31 Baker MayfieldTexas Tech127.66Oklahoma189.39+61.72 Joe DaileyNebraska111.92North Carolina114.10+2.18 Brock BerlinFlorida161.09Miami (FL)128.65-32.45 Scott McBrienWest Virginia110.42Maryland142.04+31.62 First schoolSecond school Ryan MallettMichigan105.69Arkansas158.11+52.42 Brandon McllwainSouth Carolina99.15California104.41+5.26 Steven ThreetMichigan105.26Arizona St.133.41+28.15 Jordan WebbKansas118.11Colorado103.72-14.39 Ryan FinleyBoise St.115.63NC State140.04+24.40 R. KovalcheckArizona108.91Vanderbilt119.07+10.16 Shea PattersonMississippi141.22Michigan149.85+8.63 Kyle BolinLouisville141.56Rutgers98.21-43.34 Clint TrickettFlorida St.151.55West Virginia132.40-19.15 Jake HeapsBrigham Young114.13Kansas97.00-17.13 Darell GarretsonUtah St.137.68Oregon St.103.97-33.71 Zach MaynardBuffalo124.42California128.36+3.94 Davis WebbTexas Tech138.37California135.63-2.74 Jake RudockIowa129.96Michigan141.50+11.54 Kyler MurrayTexas A&M109.19Oklahoma203.26+94.07 Tyler MurphyFlorida121.05Boston College126.19+5.14 Danny O’BrienMaryland123.54Wisconsin120.73-2.80 Jon BeutjerIowa129.16Illinois126.77-2.39 Pete ThomasColorado St.121.17NC State115.07-6.09 Not every QB transfer is a program saviorQuarterbacks who threw at least 50 passes at another FBS school before transferring to a Power 5 program and how their passer rating changed, 2000-18 Beyond sheer volume, this year’s group of transfer quarterbacks is especially fascinating because it might also be the most talented bunch the sport has seen. Jalen Hurts’s father was not far off when he speculated after the 2017 season that Hurts could be the “biggest free agent in college football history.” The quarterbacks potentially debuting in new uniforms next weekend include a national champion in Hurts and three former five-star recruits (Fields, Washington’s Eason and Northwestern’s Johnson). This could have a major effect. Oklahoma does not need Hurts to do much more than his numbers would already indicate. Even an average 4.9-point bump in passer rating from his career 148.8 would put him among last season’s 20 most efficient quarterbacks in the major conferences.No matter what becomes of this year’s crop of transfers, schools will surely keep swapping quarterbacks in the future. Transfers can be good for the coaches, who find a one- or two-year solution to their quarterback vacancies. After two of his quarterbacks transferred, Arkansas coach Chad Morris replaced them this past offseason with graduate transfers Ben Hicks, originally at Southern Methodist, and Nick Starkel, from Texas A&M. “As I’ve shared all along, we are always in the quarterback market. It doesn’t matter — we are always in that market,” he said last winter. And it appears quarterback reps are going to remain scarce at Clemson, for example, with Heisman co-favorite Lawrence only a sophomore.Still, high expectations will follow a transfer anywhere. It would be hard to ask Hurts to replicate the Heisman-winning seasons of Mayfield or Murray. Expecting Fields, a sophomore with 39 career passing attempts, to equal what NFL first-round draft pick Dwayne Haskins did last season is also a stretch.But that doesn’t mean those teams won’t try. “If Jalen does win the starting job from everything I’ve seen, I’m not sure there’s anything we’ve done before I wouldn’t do with him,” Oklahoma’s Riley said in a radio interview last month. Defenses should buckle up. The twists and turns are just getting started. Jake LutonIdaho100.19Oregon St.129.33+29.14 Everett GolsonNotre Dame138.21Florida St.149.16+10.94 Greyson LambertVirginia108.02Georgia139.50+31.48 Keller ChrystStanford128.89Tennessee130.78+1.90 Tom SavageRutgers123.45Pittsburgh138.24+14.80 Robert MarveMiami (FL)107.19Purdue125.91+18.72 Sam KellerArizona St.142.15Nebraska133.74-8.41 Matt LoVecchioNotre Dame125.27Indiana114.24-11.03 Mitch MustainArkansas120.53USC110.47-10.06 Michael MachenKent St.100.56Baylor82.09-18.47 Wilton SpeightMichigan132.20UCLA125.99-6.21 Jeremiah MasoliOregon130.56Mississippi121.11-9.45 Dayne CristNotre Dame127.00Kansas96.52-30.48 Ryan WillisKansas104.36Virginia Tech138.01+33.65 John O’KornHouston123.90Michigan105.48-18.42 You don’t have to look hard at college football these days to find somebody, somewhere, talking about transfers. More players are switching teams each year, and more are seeking waivers that grant immediate eligibility at their new school — and it seems like just about everybody in the sport has an opinion about it.“The issue with the transfer portal is we’ve gotten very liberal in giving people waivers, so, when we do that, it becomes free agency,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said last month. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, too, has cautioned against “free agency in college football.”But even calling it “free agency” is understating the flurry of moves. Of the top 25 teams in the preseason coaches’ poll, as many as eight could start a transfer at quarterback later this month. Five of those eight quarterbacks1This figure could be as high as six, depending on the outcome of the quarterback battle at Washington State University. Anthony Gordon, a junior-college transfer, appeared in two games for the Cougars last season. He is currently competing with Gage Gubrud, who recently transferred from neighboring Eastern Washington, for the starting job, though the current rumors coming out of Pullman appear to favor Gordon. were not active for their current team last season. For comparison, in the NFL — which, of course, has literal free agency — only about four of 32 starters weren’t on their current team last season.2This includes rookie Kyler Murray in Arizona and traded quarterbacks Joe Flacco and Nick Foles in Denver and Jacksonville, respectively. Depending on the outcome of the quarterback battle in Miami, either recent signee Ryan Fitzpatrick or trade acquisition Josh Rosen will start. A few other quarterback competitions remain unresolved as of publication.In the last decade, transferring in college football has increased in frequency. Some of this is due to changes in NCAA guidelines and the establishment of a transfer portal that facilitates contact between players and coaches. The NCAA’s evolving stance on immediate-eligibility waivers — which allowed Michigan’s Shea Patterson to play last season after transferring from Ole Miss, and Justin Fields to suit up for Ohio State this season — has expedited the transfer movement.The optimal approach is to find an elite talent and develop him, as Clemson has done with Trevor Lawrence and Alabama with Tua Tagovailoa. But those who miss out on that chance sometimes turn to the next-best option — and it often works. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, entering his fifth year with the program, has coached the last two Heisman Trophy winners. Both were transfers, Baker Mayfield from Texas Tech and Kyler Murray from Texas A&M. It’s no longer only bench players who move schools in search of more playing time; athletes of all levels and abilities are taking advantage of their newfound mobility to develop their careers.The impact of this wave of transfers is evident at both the college and professional level. Alabama and Georgia produced the current starting quarterbacks for four of the top five teams: the Crimson Tide’s Tagovailoa, the Bulldogs’ Jake Fromm, Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts and Ohio State’s Fields. Five of the 11 quarterbacks taken in the 2019 NFL draft were transfers.3The five were Kyler Murray (Texas A&M to Oklahoma), Will Grier (Florida to West Virginia), Ryan Finley (Boise State to North Carolina State), Jarrett Stidham (Baylor to Auburn) and Gardner Minshew (East Carolina to Washington State).The college football programs themselves have also incentivized player movement. Teams’ increasing reliance on younger quarterbacks chases away the rest of the depth chart: If a freshman has a firm hold on the starting job, there’s no playing time available for three years, barring an injury. Lawrence’s emergence at Clemson in 2018, for example, sparked two departures — Kelly Bryant to Missouri and Hunter Johnson to Northwestern — while Georgia’s Fromm pushed out two more, Fields to Ohio State and Jacob Eason to Washington.The search for playing time creates a ripple effect: Soon after Fields showed up at Ohio State, quarterback Tate Martell, previously expected to start in 2019, transferred to Miami. After Hurts arrived at Oklahoma, Sooners quarterback Austin Kendall left for West Virginia.It’s not just at the highest level of the sport. In addition to the eight top 25 teams, Mississippi State (Tommy Stevens, formerly of Penn State), Virginia Tech (Ryan Willis, previously at Kansas) and Missouri (Bryant) are among the power-conference schools who have settled on or considered starting transfer quarterbacks.But what gets lost in the drama of the quarterback carousel is that these transfers are rarely a magic solution. Yes, Mayfield and Murray were the two most successful transfer quarterbacks this century, based on passer ratings.4Three of the pair’s five combined seasons at Oklahoma — Mayfield’s 2016 and 2017 campaigns, and Murray’s 2018 season — rank among the four most efficient passing seasons in NCAA history, according to Sports-Reference.com. But schools turning to a transfer to transform their program often end up disappointed.Since 2000, 94 players have attempted at least 50 passes in a season for two different schools. Here we see the trend over time: five quarterbacks joined a new team between 2000 and 2004, while 13 transferred schools between 2005 and 2009. Twenty-eight quarterbacks transferred between 2010 and 2014, and 48 of those 94 have departed for greener pastures since 2015.Of that group, 58 transferred to a Power 5 school. (This includes both quarterbacks who transferred from non-Power 5 schools as well as quarterbacks who transferred between Power 5 schools.) Nineteen Power 5 transfers improved their passer rating from their first stop to their second by at least 15 points, an impressive rise. But 12 more saw their passer rating drop by at least 15 points.5This also omits the quarterbacks who seek greener pastures but didn’t end up earning enough playing time to merit inclusion on our list. The average change in passer rating is plus-4.9, and the average bump in completion percentage is 2 points, both modest upticks. However it may seem, it’s just not that easy to move towns, learn a new offense, adjust to new teammates and coaches and blossom into a completely different player. A.J. SuggsTennessee113.27Georgia Tech113.35+0.08 Jarrett StidhamBaylor198.95Auburn144.35-54.60 Gardner MinshewEast Carolina127.10Wash. St.147.56+20.46 Patrick TowlesKentucky116.80Boston College113.16-3.64 Kenny HillTexas A&M154.84Texas Christian138.36-16.47 Peyton BenderWash. St.106.30Kansas113.66+7.36 Brandon HarrisLSU133.86North Carolina72.34-61.52 Allan EvridgeKansas St.104.44Wisconsin116.50+12.06 PlayerNameRatingNameRatingChange read more

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Police investigate Aggravated BurglaryGarden loop

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 27, 2017 – Providenciales – Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred around 12:30am this morning (Thursday 27th July 2017) in the area of Garden Loop, Grace Bay Providenciales.Upon arrival, the victims told officers that four (4) males entered their home with guns and demanded money. They also stated that the men had their face covered, one wearing a black short pants and the other had on a grey sweater material shirt with a light blue green cloth covering his face. The culprits took a watch and two (2) cell phone and fled the scene.An investigation is ongoing into this report.Anyone who may have information about these four (4) men are asked to contact the police at 338-5901 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-8477.Press Release: RTCIPF Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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