Deshaun Watson delighted the Houston Texans didn’t trade Will Fuller | NFL News

first_img4:04 0:30 Deshaun Watson completes to Will Fuller for a 77 yard touchdown pass for the Houston Texans against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Deshaun Watson completes to Will Fuller for a 77 yard touchdown pass for the Houston Texans against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fuller caught all five of his targets on Sunday for 100 yards and a score in a bounce back week following his three catches for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Week Eight defeat to the Green Bay Packers.His value as a deep-threat has been undisputed since being selected in the first round of the 2016 Draft, with niggling injuries the major hindrance to his efforts to establish himself as a consistent threat. The hope is that he has turned a corner this year in regards to his health.Speaking post-game Fuller admitted “it really sucked” to be shopped by the Texans prior to the deadline.“Just giving this organisation my all, coming to work every day, very unselfish player, do everything they ask, and then, just to be shopped around, I did feel a certain type of way,” he said.“But like I said, I’m happy to be here. I’m happy to play with Deshaun and continue to try to get wins with this organisation.”Sky Sports NFL is your dedicated channel for NFL coverage through the season – featuring a host of NFL Network programming, a new weekly preview show as well as at least five games a week and NFL Redzone, you won’t miss a moment. Don’t forget to follow us on skysports.com/nfl, our Twitter account @SkySportsNFL & Sky Sports – on the go! – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Wide receiver Will Fuller caught a touchdown for the sixth straight game on Sunday as he helped the Houston Texans to a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars after being linked with a trade to the Green Bay Packers prior to last Tuesday’s deadline. By Cameron HogwoodLast Updated: 09/11/20 1:11pmcenter_img – Advertisement – A look back at the action and talking points from Week 9 of the NFL season A look back at the action and talking points from Week 9 of the NFL season There was nobody more relieved than Deshaun Watson when Will Fuller was still a Houston Texans player after Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline.Having traded Watson’s favourite target DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals this past offseason, Houston appeared ready to strip their quarterback of another weapon as they listened to offers on Fuller.The Green Bay Packers are believed to have made a run at him prior to the deadline as they sought support for Davante Adams, however the two sides were unable to agree on value.Watson and Fuller linked up well in Sunday’s 27-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the former connecting with his lead receiver for a 77-yard touchdown. It was the sixth straight game in which Fuller had hauled in a touchdown catch, marking the longest streak by any player since Antonio Brown’s eight-game stretch in 2018.“It would have been hell if they would have done that, for sure,” Watson said post-game when asked about the possibility of Fuller being traded.“Honestly. I’m glad to continue to play with Will. We’ve been making a lot of big, big plays since I came into this league, [and we’re] going to continue to do that as we continue to go the rest of this year and hopefully the rest of our careers.” – Advertisement – last_img read more

Cindy McCain honored at Rossier event

first_imgPresident Steven B. Sample and Cindy McCain were recognized at the Rossier School of Education’s Centennial Gala Monday night for their contributions to global education.Maverick · Rossier alumna Cindy McCain was given an award Monday in honor of her humanitarian efforts and her work in education. Sen. John McCain presented the award. – Gary Fung | Daily Trojan McCain, who attended USC for her undergraduate degree in education and graduate degree in special education, was awarded the Dean’s Alumni Achievement Award.“I’m so touched and so honored because never did I ever think I would be here at this stage in my life receiving an honor from this school,” she said.McCain has led several humanitarian trips to improve the educational opportunities of children worldwide. During her time at USC, she volunteered for local special education programs.“It was really a good time to be a part of it all,” she said of her experience and involvement in efforts to get federal funding for special needs children and provide them with proper educations.“When you’re young, you don’t realize how it’s shaping you, what it’s doing for you and really how much you have gained from the experience of being here. Being able to look back on it now, it’s shaped certainly my attitude toward global involvement and doing what I do around the world,” McCain said.McCain, who taught children with disabilities at an Arizona high school after her graduation, said she plans to return to teaching when things settle down.“I miss it actually,” she said. “I’ll go back to teaching because I really enjoy it.”The gala was part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the USC Rossier School of Education.“It is fitting that during our centennial year, we pay tribute to two such committed educators,” Rossier Dean Karen Symms Gallagher said in a statement. “Both Mrs. McCain’s and President Sample’s professional work and personal passion exemplify the USC Rossier School’s mission to improve educational outcomes locally, nationally and globally.”At the gala, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) presented the Dean’s Alumni Achievement Award to his wife, whose Global Educator Fellowship will enable aspiring teachers and school educators to contribute to the education of youth on a global level.“Someone will have the opportunity to do what I do,” Cindy McCain said. “The one thing that I have learned from all of this is that people to people and educator to educator around the world, when they see a U.S. educator coming, in some way it’s like everything is going to be so much better. We’re not the answer to everything, but we certainly are willing to give it our all and work hard for it.”Sample was honored for transforming USC into a global university during his 19 years as its president and for his contributions to teaching and mentoring students throughout his career.“In some ways, it gives me more credit than I deserve,” Sample said. “What I like about it is the whole academic community here at USC has been behind this globalization, both in the ways we teach and in the ways we do research. I’m honored, I’m humbled, I probably don’t deserve it, but I’ll take it.”Sample’s Global Educator Fellowship will be offered to Rossier doctoral candidates for international study in Latin America and the Pacific Rim, where he co-founded the Association of Pacific Rim Universities for the advancement of international collaborative research.“We get more international students now than any other American university, which I think is good for our domestic students,” Sample said. “It exposes them to different cultures and different peoples in a way that nothing else really can.”Sample said he feels the entire university is strengthened by the advancements of the Rossier School under Dean Karen Symms Gallagher and benefits the Trojan family.Along with the awards presented to Sample and McCain, the proceeds from the gala will go toward fellowships established in honor of both the award recipients. The fellowships will benefit future Rossier students.“The gift of education is a gift of life,” McCain said.last_img read more

‘Not a Bottle of Marketable Oil Found’

first_imgGrand Cape Mount Senator Varney Sherman has reechoed his prediction that the country’s economy will face very serious challenges with the downsizing or closure of concession companies and reports that oil companies in the country are yet to find a single bottle of marketable oil, and with Anadarko shutting down operations. Cllr. Sherman spoke at a day-long discussion on the state of the Liberian economy in the Chambers of the Senate last Thursday. According to him, “Too many Liberians” do not know that Putu Iron Ore Mining Company has effectively closed down and ArcelorMittal Liberia has reduced its workforce, the intention being to reduce expenses. China Union is doing the same and every iron ore company is doing just that.Declared Cllr. Sherman, who chairs the Senate Committee on Judiciary, “Every oil company in the country is doing absolutely nothing. I know that to be a fact because some of them were represented by me in their negotiations before I became a Senator. Anadarko has closed down, Chevron is doing nothing and ExxonMobil, nothing. They have not found a single bottle of marketable oil. Prices of our cash crop products, coffee and cocoa, have all gone down. There are reports that a barrel of oil is now less than US$27. Three years ago a barrel was US$103.”He warned his colleagues saying, “If we don’t discuss these things in the Senate and let the Liberian people know that we are aware and that the government will take the necessary remedial actions, when the mess hits the fan, they will say we were in complicity with these companies, and you know that we are not.” The lawmakers’ discussion was necessitated by a letter dated January 13, 2016 sent to the Senate plenary by Grand Bassa Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence in which she alluded to the closure and downsizing of operations by some concessions like ArcelorMittal Liberia and Putu Mining, the difficulties and delays in disbursement of budgetary allotments to ministries and agencies, and several months’ delay in releasing the Social and County Development Funds, as some of the reasons for concern and fear of an imminent deficit in the National Budget.She called on her colleagues to start the 5th Session of the 53rd Legislature with a special hearing session with the Ministry of Finance, the National Investment Commission, and the Liberia Revenue Authority to make an assessment of the Liberian economy.At that hearing last Thursday, Senator Sherman indicated the need to pay serious attention to the situation and call in the relevant agencies such as Finance and Development Planning, Liberia Revenue Authority, and even the Ministry of Commerce, stating, “Because with our limited knowledge, these companies are importing less today than they imported last year. We need to discuss it and let our people know that we are aware about the impending problem.”“If at the end of the day all turns out well, thank God. But suppose it doesn’t end well and we never informed our people, never told them that we were doing something about their situation, and then we will be guilty of the charge of complicity. That is why I talk here and I talked before at the graduation of the United Methodist University that it will not be easy in 2016 and it might even be worse in 2017. But if our people know and they anticipate the problem and know that the government is working very hard to ameliorate the problems, they will appreciate us. But if we ignore it and things get bad, they will charge us of complicity with these institutions.”Cllr. Sherman, who is one of the country’s leading corporate lawyers, said those who listen to the world news regularly know that things are bad, not only in Liberia, but all over the world and that the only country that seems to be surviving is the United States of America. “Russia is feeling it, China is feeling it. China does not import our raw materials and any other raw materials like it did last year. Its export is down to six percent, and this was a country that was growing at 10 percent GDP. This is serious! “And these people (ordinary citizens) who we think are not listening to the news or watching the news, they are listening and watching. But they are waiting to send us an ultimatum like they have done in the case of Victoria Zayzay, which means they are waiting for the last moment and then they will come and we will give them flimsy excuses.”Admonishing his colleagues, Sen. Sherman advised, “We need to handle this matter and let our people know beforehand that we know that there is a problem coming and we are working to ameliorate the difficulty that will occur, and I think if they know that difficulty is ahead they will appreciate it better. But for us to ignore it, you would have misinformed them and misrepresented them.” Most of the Senators suggested some austerity measures such as a reduction of their salaries and benefits, prohibiting luxurious lifestyles of flying first class and riding very expensive cars.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CARTOONIST JARLA IS ‘UTD’ FOR THE 1916 COMMEMORATIONS!

first_imgCARTOONIST JARLA IS ‘UTD’ FOR THE 1916 COMMEMORATIONS! was last modified: March 16th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cartoondonegalJarlalast_img read more

CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS TO FITTED TO ALL COUNCIL DWELLINGS

first_imgCarbon Monoxide alarms will now be installed in all council dwellings having works carrie rout under the insulation programme.Cllr Jimmy KavanaghThe move has been welcomed by Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh who was informed of the development by Donegal County Council.It follows a review in 2014 of the fitting of alarms. The alarms will also be fitted where vacant properties are being returned to use.It is intended that all of the councils rented properties will be upgraded over the next few years. CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS TO FITTED TO ALL COUNCIL DWELLINGS was last modified: April 25th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:carbon monoxide alarmsCllr Jimmy Kavanaghdonegallast_img read more