Baylor Football: 400-Pound TE LaQuan McGowan Threw Out The 1st Pitch At Last Night’s Rangers Game

first_imgA general view as the Baylor Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first quarter at McLane Stadium.WACO, TX – OCTOBER 17: A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first quarter at McLane Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Baylor’s 400-pound tight end LaQuan McGowan created quite a stir when he caught a touchdown in the team’s bowl game against Michigan State last season. He worked at tight end and H-back this spring, and judging by his first pitch effort at last night’s Texas Rangers’ game, he may want to see if Art Briles will let him throw a pass this fall.Mound presence? Baylor’s 400-pound TE LaQuan McGowan throws out the Rangers first pich Friday (via @nick_pants) https://t.co/GsijMk4ize— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 13, 2015Not the cleanest mechanics but not a bad toss from the big man. If he ever actually pitched in a game, he could throw inside with impunity, since it’s doubtful anyone would want to charge the mound against him.last_img

Video: Jameis Winston Delivered A Signature Post-Game Speech After Buccaneers Win Over Cowboys

first_imgJameis Winston gives a post game speech after Cowboys game.Twitter/@TBBuccaneersJameis Winston’s arm is the reason he won a national championship and was selected first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last spring, but while at Florida State, he also became known for his charismatic pre- and post-game speeches.  By the looks of things, that leadership has carried over into the NFL. Winston scored the game-winning touchdown on a bootleg run from one yard out to lift the Buccaneers past the Dallas Cowboys 10-6, and after the game, he gave one of his signature speeches to the team.THAT is a post-win speech! Bring on the #Eagles #LetsGo! pic.twitter.com/po7WdXdsBM— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) November 16, 2015Winston managed to become the leader of Florida State as a redshirt freshman, and he’s done the same as a rookie with the Buccaneers, which is incredibly impressive.last_img

Brian May Wants Cosmetic Testing On Animals Banned In New Zealand

first_imgRock guitar legend and founder of the Save Me Trust, Brian May, took time out from his Queen tour in Auckland, to urge New Zealand to help end the suffering of animals used to test cosmetics such as shampoo and mascara.As he prepared to rock out the Vector Arena, Brian met backstage with #BeCrueltyFree New Zealand campaigners who are leading efforts to achieve a national ban on cosmetics animal testing and the sale of cosmetics animal tested abroad.The star, who tweeted a photo of himself wearing a #BeCrueltyFree tshirt, said: “I am really shocked that in the twenty first century we are still subjecting animals to pain and suffering just to test vanity products like cosmetics. Not only does it sadden me as a compassionate human being, but it also stuns me as a scientist that companies, regulators and governments around the world are still relying on these woefully inadequate, out-dated animal tests when we know very well how unreliable they are. New Zealand has a great opportunity to say enough is enough, just like the European Union and India have already done. So I’m urging policy makers in this great country to join me in backing the #BeCrueltyFree campaign, please let’s end cosmetics cruelty in New Zealand and the world once and for all.”#BeCrueltyFree New Zealand is headed by Humane Society International, the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society and Helping You Help Animals (HUHA), part of the largest campaign in the world to end cosmetics cruelty. So far, more than 60,000 people have sent #BeCrueltyFree e-cards to New Zealand’s party leaders.Political support for a New Zealand ban has been growing. In March Green MP Mojo Mathers proposed introduction of a cosmetics animal testing ban as part of amendments to the Animal Welfare Act, and the Labour Party has also pledged a ban should it succeed at the upcoming national election. #BeCrueltyFree campaigners are determined to see the issue debated when Parliament reconvenes in November.Stephen Manson, spokesperson for NZAVS, said: “Our #BeCrueltyFree campaign is thrilled to have the support of someone like Brian May. Not only is he respected globally for his music, but he is also an immensely important voice within animal protection campaigning and brings real gravitas to our call for New Zealand to end the cruel and unnecessary practice of cosmetics animal testing. We know that New Zealand’s politicians are listening, now we need them to act.”Be Cruelty-Free campaigns are leading policy change across Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan and the United States.Brian May’s Save Me Trust is a non-profit organisation speaking out against the persecution and torture of wildlife for sport. But it’s not just foxes and badgers and other wild animals who are at risk. The Trust also periodically expresses support for other initiatives dedicated to ending animal cruelty. Today, Save Me Trust wishes to add its voice to Humane Society International and their campaign to end cosmetics tests on animals in New Zealand.last_img read more

Big Grassy River man charged in death of 15 year old girl

first_imgAPTN NewsThe Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged Darrell  Tuesday from Mishkosiminiziibiing (Big Grassy River First Nation) with first-degree murder in the death of Autumn Andy.Andy, 15, disappeared from the community last Wednesday.She was discovered behind an outdoor skating rink in the community.The OPP say they were alerted to her disappearance by Three Treaty Police last Wednesday and sent a K-9 unit and search team in response.Her body was discovered at 7:45 p.m.An autopsy was performed in Toronto but police say they are not releasing the results.Police say they are continuing to investigate Andy’s death.Tuesday has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Fort Frances at the Ontario Court of Justice on June 25.last_img

Jose Mourinho to be sacked if he doesnt meet the clubs

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho will be sacked if he fails to meet the club’s target of UEFA Champions League qualification, according to Express.The club haven’t began the season in the best possible way with one defeat and one loss so far in the Premier League but the club insists Jose Mourinho is still the right man for the job.The 55-year-old’s combative mood has done little to lift spirits in and around the club, with links to Zinedine Zidane intensifying by the week.Zidane supposedly expects to be offered the Manchester United job should Mourinho be axed.Yet the Manchester Evening News suggest the Portuguese will not be going anywhere anytime soon.The club’s owners care about success on the pitch – but long gone are the days where the title was the main goal.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Instead, the Manchester Evening News suggest they will be happy with Mourinho should he steer them to a Champions League spot.United pride themselves on being a money-making club and received £36million for playing in just eight European matches last term.The Glazers need that cash to balance the books and, if the manager guides them to a top four spot, then he will likely stay.In 2014, the club sacked David Moyes after a torrid 10-month spell in charge.Under Moyes, United finished seventh and the Scot was sacked and replaced by Ryan Giggs once Champions League qualification became impossible.It was a similar story two years later when Louis Van Gaal was sacked despite winning the FA Cup but failing to secure Champions League qualification.last_img read more

Education Minister Sends Best Wishes for New School Year

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Ministry of Education & Digicel team up for Learning Hub Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Sept 2015 – And finally in news; it’s officially back to school season for all students in the TCI. Minister of Education, Deputy Premier Akierra Missick, sends heartfelt best wishes to Students and Staff for the new Academic Year 2015/2016.The start of this academic school year will see many changes not only in staffing but also programs offered within schools. Missick says “the introduction of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification in TCI high schools, will provide another avenue for students to succeed in obtaining certification and qualifications preparing them for the working world.” In an effort to enhance the teaching and learning environment, infrastructural changes such as new science labs, home economics labs and woodwork rooms at various schools have been upgraded. Moreover, the Minister of Education advises parents to become more actively involved in the schools Parent and Teachers Associations (PTAs) in order to promote effective communication and coordinated approach to matters that may arise during the school year. The Ministry and Department team will be conducting site visits during the month of September to all of the campuses towards celebrating the many successes that will be accomplished over this academic school year. Related Items:akierra missick, best wishes, ministry of educationlast_img read more