Home Meg Whitman to head mobile video startup NewTV Meg Whitman, who previously headed eBay and is on her way out as chief of HP Enterprise (pictured), is set to become CEO at NewTV, a mobile-first media platform founded by producer and businessman Jeffrey Katzenberg.NewTV, still a working name, said in a statement it aims “to bring the highest quality Hollywood production values and storytelling to mobile, in bite-sized formats of ten minutes or less.”It said it will “provide a custom-designed, purpose-built technology platform for mobile, on-the-go viewing of the highest calibre curated content”. NewTV will target 18-to-34 year olds and Whitman will be in charge of securing production partnerships and building a team, The Wall Street Journal reported.Whitman, who is the company’s first employee, described NewTV as “one of the most disruptive and timely ideas I’ve come across during my career.” She added she shares Katzenberg’s vision that good quality programming tailored to mobile “is the next big touchpoint in entertainment.”The executive will join as CEO on 1 March with Katzenberg serving as chairman: the company will be headquartered in Los Angeles.ExperienceWhitman is currently CEO of HP Enterprise where she will continue to serve on the board. From 2011 until 2015 she was president and CEO for HP Company and led the company’s separation into HP Enterprise and HP Incorporated.From 1998 to 2008 she served as president and CEO of eBay where, according to a statement from NewTV, she oversaw its growth from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in revenue.“Meg is one of the most accomplished and sought-after executives of our time. She has built and scaled some of the most important global companies today,” said Katzenberg.“To say I am thrilled that Meg will be at the helm would be an understatement. Her leadership, operational expertise, and deep understanding of technology and consumer behaviour will be invaluable in creating the future of mobile entertainment,” he added.NewTV is part of WndrCo, a holding company based in Los Angeles and San Francisco.Katzenberg started the company after selling DreamWorks Animation in 2016 to Comcast’s NBCUniversal for $3.8 billion. Saleha Riaz Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 25 JAN 2018 Meg Whitman Previous ArticleAT&T calls for Internet Bill of RightsNext ArticleNokia offers MulteFire a small hand Tags Author
Availability & flexibilityFlexibility is not a word nursing programs are noted for.“Because we’re running a nursing program, there’s a high level of personal responsibility that you can’t slack on,” said Deborah Lawson, a vocational nursing instructor. “You can’t graduate a bunch of nurses who don’t have their act together. But if a student is having problems, we’re making exceptions.”Guillot said she assisted one student who lacked a computer by checking one out of the library and getting him a free Internet connection offered by Spectrum.Two students were on 15-day lockdown at their plant jobs when schools restarted in late March and she helped them catch up.Lawson said her department had accepted late assignments on occasion from students who had encountered difficulty uploading their papers and presentations.“When I left the campus, the best instruction I got was that we make our assignments very clear so the students knew what was required of them,” Lawson said, “and that we be accessible, flexible, personable and compassionate.”Stamey, an Upward Mobility instructor, said many of the 50 LVNs in her program are being called upon to work more hours than ever during the ongoing health crisis.“People I know who are not with the school are saying to me all the time, ‘You must be taking a vacation,’ because campus is closed,” Stamey said. “I’m working harder now than I ever have. And for our students, this course is challenging already, but add to that their employers – hospitals – are wanting them to work as much as possible, plus they’re trying to keep up with their schoolwork and they’re having to teach their own kids at home.“We’re trying to be as compassionate as we can. But at the end of the year, they’re going to have to pass the state board exams.”Judice, the host of YouTube’s Dr Judice: EnglishProf, reminded students recently they are within a month of the Spring 2020 finish line.“English may be more conducive for this medium than other subject areas are,” she said, looking back at the change. “My students have accessed their classes, done the work, and for the most part I believe they are doing as well as they would have done face-to-face.” “I’m pretty proud of how well this has come together for my classes.”LSCPA announced on March 13 it was extending spring break for students another week while its employees prepared to move all teaching onto the Internet.The backbone for the move was an educational software system called Blackboard, one that has been adopted by 75 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities and many public school systems.“Some of my instructors knew Blackboard from teaching online,” said Sheila Guillot, chair of business and industrial technology. “They knew how to convert their materials online. Faced with the challenges of an almost entirely online teaching experience, students and instructors are becoming creative and adaptive in order to finish the Spring 2020 semester.English professor Dr. Michelle Judice said the rapid mid-March transition from classroom teaching to online instruction caught everyone by surprise.“Some of my students were scared and skeptical in the beginning,” Judice said. “But, as I bluntly told them, so was I, and I reassured them that we would figure it out together. I promised I would try my hardest but they had to do their part also. “Show your work” has taken on a whole new meaning at Lamar State College Port Arthur.For cosmetology students, they demonstrate 90-degree haircuts on family members who are self-quarantining from the COVID-19 virus while another family member films the process. Finally, they upload the video to their instructors who watch it in their homes and grade the work.A nursing student goes online to show the proper way to change a bandage and start an IV, using a teddy bear. “I had nine of 20 instructors who had never taught online, so we showed them how to change their classes to Blackboard classes, how to upload videos. Our Process Technology instructors had never been online. We spent that week videotaping them. My faculty took to it like ducks to water. They have rolled with the punches getting everything online for the students.”Blackboard is far from the only online technology platform being used to shorten the distance between classroom and students.“You’ve got Zoom, Loom, YouTube, Google Teams and Skype, and all these organizations have been very helpful,” says Julie Stamey, instructor for Upward Mobility, a year-long nursing program that allows Licensed Vocational Nurses to move up to Registered Nurses.“We’re using every available program that’s out there,” she said.Morgan Chaddick teaches Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning to students seeking a one-year certification or a two-year associate’s degree.He also runs an HVAC company in Starks, Louisiana, just across the state line.Online teaching is new to him.“Blackboard used to be something extra you could do. Now it’s our whole survival kit,” he said.Chaddick has been challenged because teaching students how to safely work around high voltage electric lines is not something he can assign as a homework project. And they can’t get to his lab.“My students hate this [separation]. They love being in class. We have the same group of students, normally, for four semesters. They become friends and now they miss the camaraderie,” Chaddick said. “It’s very important to keep them motivated. I call and text message them several times a week. I say, ‘We’ll get back to a normal flow, but right now, let’s just power through this.’ As soon as I hang up, you can see they go online, watch the videos, do the assignments. I can tell how many times they click and access stuff. Keeping in contact is kind of a simple thing.”Availability is one of the tenets that President Dr. Betty Reynard and other administrators have preached to their teachers.
RelatedRep. speaks at SPIBy SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer [email protected] U.S. Representative of District 27 Blake Farenthold visited the Island on Wednesday to reconnect with the voters whom he represents and get a public opinion of what people felt he needed to do for the remainder of his term in office. He first told…August 25, 2011In “News”Laguna Vista unveils Aircraft Carrier Memorial17 By HALEY HUFFMAN Special to the PRESS Red, white and blue covered the perimeter of the Veterans Memorial Park in Laguna Vista Saturday, Nov. 11 as residents gathered together to celebrate those who have served in the Armed Forces during the Town’s annual Veteran’s Day celebration. Laguna Vista Mayor…November 17, 2017In “News”Second boat launch site nixedBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Saying more public boat launch sites are needed, but the proposed location for a second Laguna Vista marina was wrong, officials here opted against a County-sponsored project at their Tuesday Council meeting. Cameron County Parks Director Joe Vega told officials that the Cameron County…June 17, 2016In “News” Newly elected District 27 Congressman Blake Farenthold was presented a commemorative crystal plaque by Laguna Vista Mayor Susie Houston Wednesday during a welcome dinner held by the Town of Laguna Vista at the South Padre Island Golf Club. Farenthold reiterated that he will be in Washington to rein in on spending and will also work to get this country back on track in these lean times. He ended with saying, “I am here for you but I am not Santa Claus.” (Staff photo by Matt Thornton) Share
Beginning at 7 a.m. CT Wednesday, GoArgos.com will be your one-stop shop for UWF’s second-ever football National Signing Day. As signees become official, they will be unveiled right here on the Argos’ Signing Day Central Headquarters.Be sure to follow @UWFFootball and @GoArgos on Twitter for behind-the-scenes updates throughout the day. Search #ARGOSTRONG16 on Twitter for UWF’s official hashtag.UWF cannot announce any signees until a compliance official has reviewed and singed off on each National Letter of Intent.Signing Day CelebrationOn Wednesday night from 5:30-7:00 p.m., the celebration moves to downtown Pensacola for a reception in Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter. The event is open to all Argonaut Athletic Club boosters, Football Founders, Kickoff Squad members, UWF corporate partners and Argonaut fans. Attendees will be able to meet the coaching staff and learn more about UWF football and the second signing class of football student-athletes. Light refreshments will be provided. 2016 UWF Signing Class @UWF Football * @GoArgos * #ARGOSTRONG16NamePos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School)NLI Signed (CT)Ka’Ron AshleyWR6-2160Denver, Colo. (Potters House Christian Academy)6:20 a.m.Ryan BirgeDE6-7225Fleming Island, Fla. (Fleming Island HS)6:05 a.m.Andrew BogaenkoK/P5-11200St. Cloud, Fla. (St. Cloud HS)6:05 a.m.Joe ChmielowskiDT6-0255Naples, Fla. (Palmetto Ridge HS)6:06 a.m.Marcus ClaytonCB5-10166Gainesville, Fla. (Bucholz HS)6:15 a.m.Lucas FowlerLB6-0230Orlando, Fla. (Lyman HS)6:45 a.m.Kory Johnson, Jr.LB5-10205Hallandale, Fla. (Hallandale HS)6:03 a.m.J.J. LewisWR6-3185New Port Richey, Fla. (Mitchell HS)6:23 a.m.Stephen Matthews, Jr.DL6-2285Blountstown, Fla. (Blountstown HS)7:09 a.m.Deshon’dre PittsLB5-10215Miramar, Fla. (Miramar HS)6:21 a.m.Chris RiddleQB6-3210St. Augustine, Fla. (University Christian School)6:09 a.m.Caleb RobinsonWR6-0175Umatilla, Fla. (Umatilla HS)6:16 a.m.Chris SchwarzRB5-9195New Port Richey, Fla. (River Ridge HS)6:17 a.m.Ke’shawn ShowersLB6-0200Pensacola, Fla. (Pine Forest HS)7:22 a.m.Qua’shaud SmithCB5-9155Douglas, Ga. (Dunnellon HS)6:25 a.m.Daryl Wilson, Jr.DT5-11300Panama City, Fla. (Bay HS)7:06 a.m.Mid-Year Transfers (Enrolled at UWF in January)NamePos.Ht.Wt.EligibilityRemainingHometown (High School/Last School)Jared CokerOL6-33053 yearsNiceville, Fla. (Briar Woods HS/Richmond)Everett CurryDE5-102453 yearsBirmingham, Ala. (Bessemer Academy/Stillman College)Chris Davis, Jr. WR 5-11 180 4 yearsOviedo, Fla. (Oviedo HS/UCF)Anas HasicWR5-112151 yearPhoenix, Ariz. (North Canyon HS/North Carolina Central)Troy MarshallOL6-33053 yearsChelsea, Ala. (Chelsea HS/Murray State)Ishmel MorrowWR5-111852 yearsOcean Springs, Miss. (Ocean Springs HS/Miss. Gulf Coast CC)Kaleb NoblesQB5-101952 yearsFitzgerald, Ga. (Fitzgerald HS/Valdosta State)Fiante WeirOL6-33052 yearsOcean Springs, Miss. (St. Martin HS/Miss. Gulf Coast CC)FIRST-YEAR SIGNEESKa’Ron AshleyWR6-3, 165Denver, Colo. (Potter’s House Christian Academy) PREP: Four-year letter winner at wide receiver for coach Tim Patterson at Potter’s House Christian Academy … First Team All-Independent State Team … First Team NFFCA All-Star … Caught 45 balls for 1,214 yards (27.0 yards per catch) and 12 touchdowns as a senior … Named 2015 Offensive MVP … Ranked first among receivers in yards and yards per catch in North Florida and South Georgia … Also played basketball for the Lions.PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 17, 1998 … Son of Arthur Ashley, Tenique Broughton and Calvin Broughton (stepfather)Ryan BirgeDE6-7, 225Fleming Island, Fla. (Fleming Island HS) PREP: Four-year letter winner at defensive end for coach Damenyum Springs at Fleming Island HS in Orange Park, Fla. … First Team All-Clay County, St. John’s River All-Conference … Honorable Mention All-First Coast … As a senior in 2015, finished with 66 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, 10 QB hurries, three forced fumbles and two pass break ups … Selected to play in the Georgia/Florida Border War All-Star Game … Also a member of the FIHS weightlifting team.PERSONAL: Born on July 22, 1997 … Son of Danielle and Paul Birge … Has two siblings, Robbee and Joshua.Andrew BogaenkoKicker/Punter5-11, 200St. Cloud, Fla. (St. Cloud HS) PREP: Four-year letter winner and three-year starter for coach Bryan Smart at St. Cloud HS (just south of Kissimmee) … Class 7A Second Team All-State in 2015 after earning Honorable Mention All-State in 2014 … Named to the Central Florida All-Star Team as the West Side Kicker/Punter as a senior … Also chosen for the Osceola All County Football Team as a junior and senior … As a senior, averaged 37.6 yards on 29 punts … 53 of 68 kickoffs went for touchbacks (78%) … Made 27-of-30 extra point attempts and 7-of-11 field goals … Was 5-for-5 on FGs of 39 and less; 2-for-6 on 40 or longer with a career-long 51 … As a junior, posted a 37.8 yards per punt on 27 kicks … Connected on 19-of-23 extra point attempts and 12-of-20 field goals, including a season-best of 51 yards at Disney’s WWOS in the season opener … 46 of 49 kickoffs were touchbacks (94%) … Central Florida record holder for field goals in a game with five (33, 32, 49, 23 & 34) against Kissimmee Gateway on a rainy, soggy field on Sept. 23, 2014 … Named to the Central Florida Elite Team in 2014 … June 2015 FSU Jimbo Fisher Kicking Camp Field Goal Champion with consecutive 58-yard field goals … Earned the team’s highest GPA as a junior and senior … Member of the National Honor Society and the National Honor Society of Sports Medicine.PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 18, 1998 … Son of Nancy and David Bogaenko … Would like to go into sports medicine or nursing after college.Joe ChmielowskiDT6-1, 260Naples, Fla. (Palmetto Ridge HS) PREP: Was a four-year letter winner for coach Chris Toukonen at Palmetto Ridge HS … Had 82 tackles, 16 for losses, two sacks and five QB hurries in 2015 en route to being named All-Conference, All-Area and All-District (6A-12) … Helped the Bears to their first winning season since 2007 … Selected team captain as a senior … Named All-Conference, All-Area and All-District (6A-12) as a junior after leading the Bears with 116 tackles, 24 for loss and nine sacks … Recorded 106 stops during his sophomore season … Named All-State as a freshman in ‘7-man’ football … Also holds three school weightlifting records.PERSONAL: Born on July 27, 1997 … Son of Denise and Steve Chmielowski.Marcus ClaytonCB5-10, 166Gainesville, Fla. (Bucholz HS) PREP: Three-year starter as a cornerback and kick returner for coach Mark Whittemore at Bucholz HS … As a senior in 2015, he had 46 tackles – 26 solo, 10 pass break ups, two interceptions (one for a TD), two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … On special teams, he added two kick returns for touchdowns … Finished with 966 all-purpose yards … Named First Team All-Area in 2015 and selected to the Florida/Georgia War of the Border All-Star Game, played at Valdosta State … Received Scholar-Athlete Award as a junior and senior … Also lettered in lacrosse and track.PERSONAL: Born on June 12, 1998 … Son of Carissa and Jeff Clayton.Lucas FowlerLB6-2, 225Orlando, Fla. (Lyman HS)PREP: Four-year letter winner and three-year starter at linebacker for coach Jeff Gierke at Lyman HS in Longwood, Fla. … Two-time First Team All-Conference … Team captain as a junior and senior … Named to the 2015 Central Florida All-Star Game where he served as the defensive team captain … As a senior in 2015, finished with 102 tackles, including 70 solos, 30 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a safety.PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 1, 1997 … Son of Geraldine and Bram Fowler.Kory Johnson, Jr.LB6-0, 212Hallandale, Fla. (Hallandale HS) PREP: Totaled 116 tackles, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two sacks as a senior in 2015 for coach Damon Jones … Team captain in 2015 … Selected to the Broward County All-Star Game for the South team … Maintained a 3.3 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Government Association.PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 6, 1998 … Son of Kory and Renee Hobbs Johnson … Has three sisters and a brother.J.J. LewisWR6-3, 180New Port Richey, Fla. (Mitchell HS) PREP: Three-year letter winner at wide receiver for coach Andy Schmitz at J.W. Mitchell HS, located northwest of Tampa … Hauled in 38 receptions for 604 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior … Selected First Team All-Conference and Offensive MVP in 2015 … Picked to play in the Pasco County West-East All-Star Game … Was second on the team in 2014 with 33 catches for 431 yards and six receiving touchdowns while helping lead Mitchell to the playoffs for the first time in a decade … Had 14 catches for 187 in his first varsity season in 2013 … Was named ‘Player of the Game’ 11 times during football career … Also played basketball for the Mustangs, which have gone to the postseason four-consecutive years … Currently leading the team in scoring (14.2), steals (2.3) and assists (3.0).PERSONAL: Born on March 31, 1998 … Son of Heather and Jerry Lewis … Has a sister, Hailey (12). Stephen Matthews, Jr.DL6-2, 285Blountstown, Fla. (Blountstown HS)PREP: Four-year varsity letter winner for coach Greg Jordan at Blountstown HS … All-State selection as a junior and senior … Also named to the All-Big Bend First Team both seasons and All-District in 2014 … Participated in the 2015 Florida North/South All-Star Game … Earned the Best Defensive Lineman Award in 2014 and 2015.PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 30, 1997 … Son of Lucy and Stephen Matthews, Sr.Deshon’dre PittsLB5-10, 215Hollywood, Fla. (Miramar HS) PREP: Two-year starter at middle linebacker for coach Pierre Senatus at Miramar HS in Hollywood, Fla. … First Team All-Broward County as a junior and senior … Chosen to play in the North Broward-South Broward and the Broward County-Dade County All Star Games … Helped Broward to its first-ever win over Dade in the game’s history … As a senior in 2015, totaled 70 tackles, 6.5 sacks and three forced fumbles … Recorded 52 stops, five sacks, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and a touchdown a year earlier while being named team Defensive MVP.PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 24, 1998 … Son of Shantonise Butler and Octavious Nixon … Currently has a 3.0 GPA … Would like to graduate with a degree in finance and become a Financial Advisor after college.Chris RiddleQB6-3, 200Jacksonville, Fla. (University Christian School) PREP: Pro-style, pocket passer who played the 2015 season at the Atlanta Sports Academy as a post-graduate after reclassifying from the Class of 2015 … Named Honorable Mention All-City for the Jacksonville area … Selected to participate in the 2015 North Florida All-Star Game and the 2015 Florida-Georgia All-Star Game … Finished senior year with a 3.67 GPA and graduated in the top 10% of his class at University Christian School … Broke his leg the week before his junior season was to begin.PERSONAL: Son of Heidi and Jon Riddle … Born on August 13, 1997 … Has two brothers, Matt (21) and Brandon (10) … Father’s job relocated the family from Eden Prairie, Minn. to Ashburn, Va. before his freshman year of high school in summer of 2010 and again to Jacksonville in summer of 2013.Caleb RobinsonWR6-0, 175Umatilla, Fla. (Umatilla HS) PREP: Two-year starter at wide receiver for coach Steve Seward at Umatilla HS, about an hour north of Orlando in Lake County … Class 4A Second Team All-State as a senior after earning First Team honors as a junior … Selected to participate in the East/West All-Star Classic (Central Florida all-star game) and the FACA North/South All-Star Classic … Named to the Orlando Sentinel Top 100 as a senior (top 100 players in the state of Florida) … Two-time Orlando Sentinel Super 60 (top 60 players in Central Fla.) … Finished his prep career with 1,446 receiving yards, 1,387 rushing yards, 506 kickoff return yards and 41 touchdown … Totaled 3,847 all-purpose yards (138.5 ypg) in his career … Scored two or more touchdowns in 12 different games … Also played baseball and basketball.PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 4, 1997 … Son of Jenny and Wes Rose.Chris SchwarzRB5-10, 205New Port Richey, Fla. (River Ridge HS) PREP: Three-year varsity letter winner at running back for coach Ryan Benjamin at River Ridge HS, northwest of Tampa … Holds the Pasco County career rushing record with 5,375 yards in two seasons … First Team All-State and All-Conference as a junior and senior … Rushed 366 times for 2,686 yards in 2015 after setting the Pasco County record with 2,689 in 2014 … Also was the state of Florida leading rusher and ranked No. 24 nationally in 2014 … Rushed for 398 yards and four touchdowns on 55 carries in a game against Tarpon Springs in the first round of the playoffs … Scored more than 50 touchdowns in his career, including a Pasco County record 27 in 2014 before 26 in 2015 … Named Team MVP following his sophomore and junior seasons … Team captain all three years on varsity … The Royal Knights won 10 games in each of his final two seasons, setting the school record for single-season victories en route to a pair of District (8-5A in 2015 and 7-5A in 2014) and Sunshine Athletic Conference titles … Wore jersey #40 as a tribute to Mike Alstott – who many people say he looks like … Also played middle linebacker and on special teams … Three-time Scholastic Player of the Year recipient … SAC Award Winner for outstanding athletic achievement in 2014.PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 30, 1998 … Son of Amy and George Schwartz … Has two brothers, Austin (21) and Nick (15) and a sister, Isabella (7).Ke’shawn ShowersDE6-5, 200Pensacola, Fla. (Pine Forest HS)PREP: Finished his senior season with 95 tackles, including 52 solos and eight sacks for head coach Jerry Pollard … Made 13 starts as a team captain who helped lead the Eagles to the District 1-6A title … Named Pensacola News-Journal First Team All-Area … Participated in the Max Emfinger All-America Bowl in Metairie, La. and the Pensacola Sports Subway All-Star Football Game in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 25, 1998 … Son of Marlene and the late Johnny Showers … Has a younger brother D’Angelo (14) and a sister, Ondraiea Murphy (21).Qua’shaud SmithCB5-9, 155Douglas, Ga. (Dunnellon HS) PREP: Three-year starter at cornerback and wide receiver for coach Price Harris at Dunnellon HS, 25 miles east of Ocala … The Tigers went 11-2 and advanced to the Class 4A regional finals in 2015 … Two-time All-County pick … MCIAC All-Conference Team and FACA District All-Star Team … Named to the 2014 All-North Central Florida Elite Team … As a senior in 2015, he had 39 tackles, 15 pass break ups, two tackles for loss, one interception, four fumbles forced and one fumble recovery … He also had a 99-yard TD reception … Participated in the FACA North-South All-Star Game … As a junior in 2014, he made 59 stops, seven pass break ups, three tackles for loss, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … Recorded four kick returns for touchdowns in his career.PERSONAL: Born on March 19, 1997 in Douglas, Ga. … Son of Lequilla and Marcus Ali.Daryl Wilson, Jr.DT5-11, 300Panama City, Fla. (Bay HS)PREP: Four-year starter at defensive tackle for coach Jim Longerbeam at Bay HS … Class 5A First Team All-State as a senior after Second Team All-State as a junior … Three-time All-District and All-County … 2015 New Herald Defensive Player of the Year … In 2015, posted 54 tackles, 37 solo and 20 tackles for loss … Only the third player in school history to have his number retired.PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 30, 1997 … Son of Latesha Hubbard and Daryl Wilson, Sr.MID-YEAR TRANSFERS Jared CokerOffensive Lineman6-3, 305Niceville, Fla.Briar Woods HS/Richmond Spent two seasons at Richmond, playing one and redshirting one. He will have three years of eligibility at UWF.2015 (RS-Freshman): Appeared in six games for the Spiders.2014 (Freshman): Redshirted.PREP: Three-year letter winner and starter at Briar Woods HS … Three-star recruit by 247sports.com and two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com … Led the Falcons to three-consecutive state championships … Two-time VHSCA First Team All-State and two-time Rivals First Team All-State … Two-time First Team All-Region … 2013 Second Team All-Met as a senior … 2012 First Team All-Dulles District and All-Loudoun Team … Two-time Briar Woods Offensive Lineman of the Year … Two-time Briar Woods Most Improved Player … Also lettered in wrestlingPERSONAL: Born on June 16, 1996 … Son of Cindy and Jason Coker … Has an older sister, Lindsay.Everett CurryDefensive End5-10, 245Birmingham, Ala.Bessemer Academy/Stillman College Spent two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, playing one and redshirting one. He will have three years of eligibility at UWF.2015 (RS-Freshman): Started all nine games at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala. … 2015 USA College Football D2 Rookie All-America Team … Made 38 tackles with 29 solos … Had 13.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and five QB hurries … Season-high nine tackles – all solo – and 2.0 sacks in the season finale against Kentucky State (11/7/15) … Season-best 2.5 sacks against Lane College (10/3/15).2014 (Freshman): Redshirted.PREP: Four-year letterwinner at Bessemer Academy.PERSONAL: Born on June 16, 1996 … Son of Lisa and Wayne Curry.Chris Davis, Jr.Wide Receiver5-11, 180Oviedo, Fla.Oviedo HS/UCF Spent one redshirt season at UCF. He will have four years of eligibility at UWF.2015: Did not appear in any games at UCF.PREP: Four-year letter winner and three-year starter at quarterback at Oviedo HS for coach Wes Allen … 3-star athlete by ESPN.com … Ranked No. 12 in the Orlando Sentinel 2014 Central Florida Super 60 … 203-for-365 with 2,844 yards and 18 touchdowns, while also amassing 1,618 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns on 302 attempts … As a senior, was 59-for-114 with 725 yards and three touchdowns, carried the ball 57 times for 378 yards and five touchdowns and had 12 receptions for 179 yards and three scores … Ran for 788 yards and 16 touchdowns, while throwing for 1,308 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior when he was ranked as the second best quarterback in Central Florida and named to the Class 8A All-State Elite First Team … Helped lead Oviedo to the 2012 Class 7A state title game as a sophomore, earning second team all-conference honors … 2-time MVP as a wide receiver at the Orlando National Underclassmen Combine … Also participated in track and field … Received offers from UConn, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Purdue and Rutgers, as well as interest from Miami (Fla.), Pittsburgh and USF.Personal: Born in Sarasota, Fla … Son of Chris and Zephyr Davis.Anas HasicWide Receiver5-11, 215Phoenix, Ariz.North Canyon HS/North Carolina Central Has one year of eligibility at UWF.2015: Attended Arizona State but did not participate with the football program.2014 (Junior at NCCU): Started all 11 games at wide receiver for coach Jerry Mack … Ranked third on the team and top 10 in the MEAC with 530 yards on 36 receptions with 14.7 yards per catch and 44.2 yards per game … Season-high 10 catches for a team season-high 174 yards and three touchdowns against Savannah State (10/25/14) … Had seven catches for 121 yards and one touchdown on a 59-yard reception against Elizabeth City State (9/6/14).2012-13 (Freshman & Sophomore at Scottsdale CC): Collected 58 catches for 890 yards and 10 touchdowns during Scottsdale’s 10-1 season in 2013 … Originally signed with Northern Arizona University in February 2011, before playing the 2012 and 2013 seasons at SCC … Played for coach Doug Madoski. PREP: Two-year starter and letter winner for Brian Cole at North Canyon HS in Phoenix … Named Desert Valley Region Offensive Player of the Year and Class 5A Division I all-state as a senior in 2010 … Big 33 Selection … Holds every receiving record at North Canyon … Recorded 49 catches for 1,016 yards with eight touchdowns in 2010 … Moved to ‘Wildcat’ when team QB was injured, and rushed for 656 yards on 51 carries and six touchdowns … Also had 60 tackles with two interceptions, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and a touchdown on defense.PERSONAL: Born in Croatia … Son of Nahid and Nermina Hodzic.Troy MarshallOffensive Line6-3, 305Chelsea, Ala.Chelsea HS/Murray State Spent two seasons at Murray State, redshirting in 2015 and will have three years of eligibility at UWF.2015 (Sophomore): Moved to offensive line and did not appear in any games for the Racers … Received a redshirt.2014 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games with starts against Western Michigan and Jacksonville State … Had 20 total tackles on the season with eight solo … Made 3.5 tackles-for-loss for a total of 12 yards … Had 1.5 sacks for 10 yards of loss … Had career-high six tackles against JSU (9/27/14) … Forced two fumbles on the year at Louisville (9/16/14) and against Kentucky Wesleyan (10/25/14).PREP: Played for head coach Wade Waldrop at Chelsea HS … Earned Birmingham News All-Shelby County honors as an offensive lineman as a senior and All-Shelby County honorable mention as a defensive lineman his junior season.PERSONAL: Full name is Troy Phil Marshall … Born on Dec. 9, 1995 … Son of Marion and Rayfield Marshall … Has three brothers, Ray, Drew and Patrick, and one sister, April … Brother, Ray, played football at Alabama.Ishmel MorrowWide Receiver5-11, 185Ocean Springs, Miss.Ocean Springs HS/Mississippi Gulf Coast CC Played two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC and will have two years of eligibility at UWF.2014-15 (Freshman & Sophomore): Appeared in 11 games and was the Bulldogs’ leading receiver, catching 51 balls for 682 yards in 2015 … Averaged 62.0 yards per game and 13.4 yards per catch … Had four touchdown receptions with a career-high two in the season-opener at Northeast Mississippi CC (8/27/15) … Posted a career day against NMCC, with nine receptions for 207 yards receiving, including a 52-yard scoring play … Hauled in a career-high 10 receptions for 80 yards and a TD against Jones County JC (8/24/15) … Participated in the MJCAC All-Star game, catching a 70-yard TD for the South squad in the 21-10 victory.PREP: Four-year letter winner at Ocean Springs HS … 2012 First Team MHSAA All-State Class 6A as selected by the Mississippi Association of Coaches … Participated in the 2012 Bernard Blackwell All-Star Game … As a senior, recorded 74 receptions for 1,116 yards and 10 touchdowns.PERSONAL: Born on June 11, 1995 … Son of Rose Morrow and Michael Trussell.Kaleb NoblesQuarterback5-10, 195Fitzgerald, Ga.Fitzgerald HS/Valdosta State Spent three years at Valdosta State, redshirting in 2015 and has two years of eligibility at UWF.2015 (Junior): Redshirted.2014 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 13 games, including four starts at QB … Completed 61 percent or more of his attempts in each of those four starts… Threw for 103 completions in 164 attempts, good for a 62.80 completion percentage on the year… Posted a 124.16 efficiency rating and exceeded 1000 yards passing with a total of 1042 on the year… Slung seven touchdown passes… Top performance came against UNC Pembroke (11/8/14) when he completed 24-of-38 for 308 yards and four touchdown passes… Came off the bench at undefeated and No. 3-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne (11/29/14) in an NCAA Second Round game to lead the Blazers to a 23-21 victory, throwing for 125 yards on 18-of-27 passing and four touchdowns in three quarters of play … Also carried the ball 32 times on the year for 50 yards.2013 (Freshman): Played in 10 games, including starts at Delta State (11/2/13) and at Texas A&M-Kingsville (11/16/13) … Completed 94-of-148 passes, or 63.5 percent of his chances … Threw for 967 yards and 12 touchdowns … Passed for six scores and 351 yards while completing 31-of-51 yards in the DSU game … Also ran 35 times for 39 yards and a score on the season … Was 19-of-21 for 238 yards and four touchdowns at West Georgia (10/19/13) … Only played in the second half of the game against Wolves and led the Blazers back from a 17-0 deficit to a 35-30 victory … Was 25-of-42 for 228 yards and a score while also rushing for a touchdown against TAMK.PREP: Three-year letter winner at Fitzgerald HS for coach Robby Pruitt … Led the Purple Hurricanes to a 11-2 record and a spot in the GHSA AA quarterfinals in 2011 … Completed 107-of-162 passes, a 66.0 percent completion rate, for 1,481 yards … Threw 15 touchdowns against only four interceptions … Tossed four touchdowns against McIntosh County Academy in the first round of the state playoffs … Also carried the ball 34 times for 46 yards and three scores.Fiante WeirOffensive Line6-3, 305Ocean Springs, Miss.St. Martin HS/Mississippi Gulf Coast CC Played two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC and will have two years of eligibility at UWF.2015: Appeared in 11 games for the Bulldogs, who went 8-3 … The team averaged 378 yards of total offense per game and 207 rushing ypg … Helped the team rush for more than 200 yards in seven games … Participated in the MJCAC All-Star game. High School: Made 84 tackles as a junior and senior at St. Martin HS … Appeared in 12 games as a senior in 2013, making 51 tackles, including 51 solos … Also had 14 tackles for loss … Had 30 stops with 15 solo in 2012.PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 2, 1995 … Son of Mhyna and Mark McCauley.Print Friendly Version
Just over a month after stating their long-term commitment to John Harbaugh, the transitioning Ravens have finally made it official with a new four-year contract announced on Thursday.The Super Bowl XLVII-winning head coach who led Baltimore to its first AFC North championship since 2012 this past season is now under contract through 2022, removing any doubt about owner Steve Bisciotti’s choice to lead the Ravens into a new era. With Eric DeCosta now the general manager — with Ozzie Newsome remaining in a “significant” role — and Lamar Jackson the starting quarterback, Harbaugh will enter his 12th season as head coach with the Ravens trying to build upon their first trip to the playoffs since 2014 and facing a number of difficult roster decisions.“I’m very excited with this contract, the opportunity to continue our work here, and I’m humbled by it,” Harbaugh said in a statement released by the organization. “I am thankful for the support from the Ravens, especially Steve Bisciotti. We’re working hard to make the 2019 Ravens the best we can be. We have an excellent team foundation, and we have a great organization with smart, hard-working people.”It’s an outcome that appeared unlikely less than three months ago when Baltimore entered its Week 10 bye with a three-game losing streak and veteran quarterback Joe Flacco nursing a hip injury. Harbaugh and his coaching staff revamped a formerly pass-heavy offense with Jackson at the helm as the Ravens would go 6-1 and lead the NFL in rushing yards over the final seven weeks of the season. The changing of the guard at quarterback was completed prior to Week 15 when Harbaugh declared Jackson the permanent starter and benched a healthy Flacco, the Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player and best signal-caller in franchise history who arrived in Baltimore at the same time as the head coach in 2008.With reports circulating about other teams’ interest in their head coach, the Ravens announced the night before their critical Week 16 tilt against the Los Angeles Chargers that Harbaugh would return for the 2019 season — the final year of his previous contract — as the sides worked toward a long-term extension. With players rejuvenated by the news, Baltimore secured its biggest road victory in years against the Chargers and clinched the division title with a win over Cleveland the following week, ending a three-year playoff drought with a 10-6 record.The challenge now becomes building a more balanced and sustainable offense to aid in the development of Jackson, who set an NFL record for rushing attempts by a quarterback (147) despite starting only seven games as a rookie. The Ravens didn’t ask the 2018 first-round pick to do much as a passer, a plan that worked beautifully over the second half of the season before being smothered by the Chargers in a 23-17 loss in the wild-card round. Jackson, 22, completed 58.2 percent of his passes for 1,201 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions in the regular season, but he struggled with accuracy outside the numbers and his 15 fumbles — including three in the playoff loss — led the NFL.On Jan. 11, Harbaugh promoted Greg Roman to offensive coordinator after the assistant head coach and run-game guru was credited for implementing his rush-heavy schemes in the second half of the season. A target for criticism after the ugly playoff defeat to Los Angeles and throughout his three-year tenure, former offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg declined to remain on the coaching staff in a different capacity. Roman will become Harbaugh’s sixth offensive coordinator since the start of the 2012 season, a variable frequently cited in Flacco’s post-Super Bowl decline.Harbaugh’s 114 victories — including 10 postseason wins — are easily the most in Ravens history, and he is the only head coach in league history to win a playoff game in six of his first seven seasons. However, Baltimore owns a rather ordinary 50-46 regular-season record since the start of the 2013 season and has just one playoff victory over the last six years. Bisciotti acknowledged he considered replacing Harbaugh after the 2017 season, leading many to assume the 56-year-old was coaching for his job this past year despite having just one losing campaign in his career.The new four-year contract will silence the discussion about the coach’s future, but Harbaugh would be the first to dispute the notion of having long-term security in the crucible that is the NFL. The franchise’s history backs that claim as Bisciotti fired former head coach and Super Bowl XXXV winner Brian Billick only one season after awarding him a four-year extension in 2007.How the Ravens fare with Jackson at quarterback will be the largest factor in determining whether Harbaugh’s new contract serves more as a temporary reprieve or as the second act of what could eventually be a Hall of Fame coaching career.Bisciotti is certainly betting on the latter with the only head coach he’s ever hired.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) –Christian Bethancourt has made the San Diego Padres roster as a hybrid pitcher-utility player. He will serve as a pitcher, catcher, and outfielder.Manager Andy Green told reporters that Bethancourt will open the season as a reliever, saying he “gives us a flexibility that no other bullpen arm can do.” He will be a backup catcher and pinch hit when necessary.The 25-year-old hybrid pitcher-utility player made his major league debut in 2013, and has primarily served as a catcher.In 2016, he pitched two games. He recorded two outs against the Seattle Mariners on May 31, 2016, and threw a shutout inning against the Miami Marlins weeks later. He did not surrender a run between the two outings.Bethancourt pitched 9 2/3 innings this spring training, allowing just two runs.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related
Photos: Christina Harrison Share This!Over at the All Star Movies resort food court we found this “Hallow-lime” cupcake, $5.99 or a Disney Dining Plan snack credit. The cake is moist vanilla, topped with a Halloween-colored swirl of icing, rimmed with sprinkles and embellished with sugar spiders. The moistness factor of the cake is boosted further when you inject the inject the included squeeze vial of lime syrup into the cake. The syrup is easily absorbed and not at all messy. The hands-on aspect of eating this definitely adds a bit of mad scientist vibe that’s appropriate for the season.
Real Madrid target Donny van de Beek to sign new Ajax contractby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveHolland midfielder Donny van de Beek is set to sign a new contract with Ajax.Voetbal International says the Dutch club wants to reward the 22-year-old for his contribution to their impressive Champions League run last season. However, the length of his contract will not be extended beyond 2022 and he may still leave the club at the end of the season. Real Madrid postponed a move for the Ajax player last month on the request of coach Zinedine Zidane, who wanted the club to concentrate all efforts on Manchester United star Paul Pogba in the final days of the transfer window.The Bernabéu board still has Van de Beek high on its agenda and it is understood that it is in the mutual interest of both clubs to close a deal sooner rather than later. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s chief of staff has resigned.In a statement, Ford says Dean French will be returning to the private sector.Earlier today, Ford revoked the appointments of two people to lucrative foreign posts a day after announcing them, following reports that they had personal ties to French.More coming.The Canadian Press
TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says light vehicle sales fell eight per cent in December compared with last year for a tenth straight month of declines.The auto consultant says 114,289 vehicles sold in December, compared with 124,247 in the same month last year, for a 12.1 per cent decline in passenger car sales and a 6.5 per cent decline in light truck sales.Total light vehicles sales for 2018 came in at 1.985 million, down 2.6 per cent from the record 2.039 million vehicles sold a year earlier.Light truck sales, which include pickup trucks and various types of SUVs, rose 0.6 per cent in 2018, while generally more fuel efficient passenger car sales dropped 9.7 per cent year over year.General Motors, which has faced criticism for plans to close its Oshawa Assembly Plant, saw sales drop 30 per cent in December from a year earlier.Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also saw a steep drop at 32.5 per cent, while Ford Motor Co. was down 8.4 per cent. Toyota sales were up 28 per cent and Honda sales were up 11.2 per cent. The Canadian Press