Govt gears for massive housing project for State employees

first_imgThe Communities Ministry is gearing to develop several hundred acres of land for housing, including the building of homes and apartment buildings for State employees…currently seeking private partners to develop landsThe Government of Guyana, through the Communities Ministry, is gearing to develop several hundred acres of land for housing, including the building of homes and apartment buildings for State employees.The slated developmental works are scheduled to be undertaken through a Public Private Partnership arrangement.According to an advertisement in the State-owned newspaper, the Government will be embarking on several projects emanating from its strategic objectives as it relates to housing for low-income and State employees.The development is slated to be undertaken along the East Bank of Demerara, the East Coast of Demerara and Georgetown.As such, expressions of interest are currently being invited.The project is expected to be undertaken in three phases – Phase one will entail the executing of infrastructural works, including land preparation, the construction of roads, drains, heavy duty bridges and the installation of a water distribution network.The second phase, according to the Ministry’s invite, will be the construction of apartment buildings and single flat houses. The final phase will be the construction of social infrastructure, such as recreational facilities, commercial facilities, educational and health facilities.The areas identified comprise of underdeveloped lands at Little and Great Diamond, Cummings Lodge and La Penitence. Some 150 acres of land has been identified for development in Diamond, which are said to have been lands previously used for sugarcane cultivation.Lands identified in Cummings Lodge total 99.31 acres, while another 2.3 acres have been identified in La Penitence.According to the invite, the Communities Ministry reserves the right to accept or reject any or all expressions of interest submitted without assigning any reason.The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) was established in 1948 through the Housing Act, to address the housing needs of the citizens of Guyana.The Agency, which is under the purview of the Communities Ministry, has among its primary objectives, the divestment of Government land to eligible Guyanese for residential use; development of housing schemes and regularisation and upgrade of squatter settlements.The move by Government comes even as it attempts to expedite the processing of applications for house lots.Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, is on record saying that over the next five years, Government intends to build approximately 4000 houses in cohesive communities to benefit more than 4000 families and approximately 16,000 persons.last_img read more

DD BUSINESS: DONEGAL RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY WINS TWO PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS

first_imgLocal Donegal Renewable company Daigon picked up the prestigious Brecan Mooney award at the SEAI Energy show in Dublin.This award was presented by John Burgess of the Geothermal Association of Ireland and was for Daigon’s entry of Kelly’s Toyota car showroom in Mountcharles.Their entry was for a geothermal heat pump system they installed in Kelly’s in 2007 which heats and cools the entire building all year round without any use of oil or gas. Energy monitoring was conducted and recorded and presented to the adjudicator panel proving running costs with a saving of over €6,000 per year since first installed.Daigon also received a Special Merit award for a home they installed with the same system in Dunlewey.The home owner Frank Duffy installed this system into his home when he constructed it in 2011 and has enjoyed year round heat and hot water for a fraction of what it would have been if the house was heated by a traditional oil boiler.The Brecan Mooney award is a 2 yearly all Ireland competition run by the Geothermal Association of Ireland and is open to all geothermal companies nationwide. The award is in memory of Brecan Mooney who lost his life in a tragic accident in 2009 and was a founding member of the Geothermal Association. DD BUSINESS: DONEGAL RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY WINS TWO PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS was last modified: April 9th, 2016 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

Plock Named MVC Volleyball Freshman of the Week

first_imgPlock and the Bulldogs begin to wind down their season with a pair of road matches at Southern Illinois and Missouri State Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 before closing out the regular season at home against Northern Iowa Nov. 18. Print Friendly Version After opening the weekend with 12 kills on 25 attempts against Indiana State, she recorded a team high 15 kills in the 3-0 win against Evansville. Earlier in the season, Plock recorded a career-high 19 kills at Evansville. Plock tied for the team lead in kills over the weekend with 27 in a pair of MVC wins while hitting a staggering .362 in the two matches. Averaging 3.86 kills per set, Plock also added a pair of blocks at the net. Plock has now hit .300 or better in five MVC matches this season. Plock, who was also named Freshman of the Week for the week of Aug. 28, is only the second MVC freshman to receive the honor multiple times this season. Stef Jankiewicz from Illinois State has received the honor three times.center_img ST. LOUIS, Mo. – For the second time this season, Drake University’s Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Freshman of the Week, the league announced Monday, Nov. 6. The weekly MVC honor marks the fifth for the Bulldogs this season and the third Freshman of the Week honor. Previously, Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) was named Player of the Week (Oct. 2), Kylee Macke (Ankeny, Iowa) the Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 9), and Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) the Freshman of the Week (Oct. 16)last_img read more

MAN SHOT IN FACE IN GUN ATTACK AFTER ROW OVER RIGHT OF WAY

first_imgThe scene of the incident in Glenswilly today in which a man was shot in the face while using a digger.BREAKING NEWS: Gardaí are at the scene of a shooting in Glenswilly.It’s understood a firearm was discharged during a dispute between two farmers in the area.One person has suffered injuries. The victim, who is aged 42, is understood to have suffered shotgun wounds to the face and shoulder following the attack in the townland of Ballinakilla.He was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital but has since been released but is being brought to Galway University Hospital for further treatment.His injuries are not life-threatening.Another man, who was along with the victim, managed to flee from the scene. The area around the incident has been sealed off by local gardaí.Detectives have began an investigation into the incident.One man is believed to be helping them with their enquiries.Forensic officers are are at the scene and the area has been sealed off.The row is understood to have been sparked by a right of way on the land. MAN SHOT IN FACE IN GUN ATTACK AFTER ROW OVER RIGHT OF WAY was last modified: January 4th, 2015 by John2Share 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:ambulanceDonegal DailyGardaiglenswillyparamedicsshootinglast_img read more

Social media users put on alert about a scary new scam

first_imgInstagram users are being warned about a new scam that encourages people to hand over their login details to crooks.The so-called ‘Nasty List’ swindle is rapidly spreading across the popular photo-sharing platform, fooling unwitting users.The phishing scam lures people in by sending messages to users saying they have been spotted on the ‘Nasty List’. The profile people are then directed to will be called ‘The Nasty List’, followed by a series of numbers.The profile includes a link to a website and claims that it will let you see the list – but the list doesn’t really exist.Cybersecurity firm Sophos has also put out a warning about the scam.“Anyone entering their credentials will find themselves in a spot of trouble, starting with their entire base of followers receiving the same message telling them that they too are on the Nasty List – and so the social media phishing attack grows,” Sophos explained. “They’ll also potentially have handed control of their account to criminals to do whatever they want with.”An Instagram spokesperson said: “Fake and fraudulent activity is not allowed on Instagram.“We proactively fight against this type of content and are always improving our systems to quickly detect and remove anything that violates our Community Guidelines.”Social media users put on alert about a scary new scam was last modified: April 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

SAA procurement plan is welcomed

first_img19 May 2015The Black Business Council has hailed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Department of Trade and Industry and South African Airways (SAA) to develop and support inclusive sourcing and procurement.The council’s secretary-general, Xolani Qubeka, said the signing of the agreement on 18 May was a bold and decisive move.It was signed by Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mzwandile Masina and the chairperson of the SAA board, Dudu Myeni. The agreement was concerned with the procurement opportunities that would be made available to black industrialists at SAA.“As the Black Business Council, we are very excited about the bold and decisive move that the [department] and SAA has made to open opportunities for black industrialists at SAA. This is in line with radical economic transformation. We are therefore looking forward to collaborating with SAA and the [department] to ensure that our members and all of the black business community can access these opportunities,” said Qubeka.SAA announced yesterday that black companies should be granted more than 50% of the R20-billion spent by the airline on procuring goods in the next three years. It said: “Successful implementation of the new three-year SAA Supplier Development Programme will see up to 50% of all consumable supplies sourced from empowered enterprises by end 2018.”This was “music to the ears of black businesspeople”, Qubeka said.Business ready“The most important thing now is for our black companies to be ready and make sure that they are competent and are able to respond appropriately to these opportunities. It is also important that companies, particularly those that are in the manufacturing sector, need to fully understand the type of market that they will be accessing as a result of this agreement.”Speaking at the signing of the agreement, Masina described it as a historic milestone. It was part of the government’s efforts towards radical economic transformation aimed at ensuring that blacks participated actively and meaningfully in the mainstream economy.“This is not a patronage scheme for people who are not qualified to do things. We are speaking about millions of South Africans who are qualified and capable to provide many goods and services required by the SAA,” he said.“We are committing ourselves to working with the SAA and other stakeholders, including business, to make sure that of the R20-billion that SAA is spending on procuring goods and services, at least R10-billion should go to black business.”Industrialists programmeThe Department of Trade and Industry would help to capacitate black entrepreneurs through its Black Industrialists Programme, Masina said, so that they could take full advantage of the opportunities at SAA.SAA’s board said it also resolved to accelerate its enterprise development programme and focus on inclusive opportunities for black-owned, women-owned, disabled- and youth-owned businesses. In partnership with the department, the airline would source potential suppliers and provide training and development assistance through regular seminars and engagement sessions around the country.It was SAA’s “intention to assume an active leadership role in enterprise development in South African aviation”, said Myeni. “Transformation and inclusive participation in the economy does not begin and end with employment equity alone.”Masina called on other organisations to follow the example of SAA: “The government and all public institutions must creatively utilise their public procurement capabilities to leverage the emergence and support for this entrepreneurial class of black industrialists that must drive the broad transformation of our economy.”According to a 2013 study by Oxford Economics, the SAA Group contributes R9.2- billion to the South African gross domestic product (0.3%), of which R1.6-billion is contributed through spending by employees and the company’s supply chain. In addition, 16 400 jobs are created directly through SAA’s supply chain.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Young Adults and the Construction Trades

first_img RELATED ARTICLES NAHB conducted a national poll of young adults aged 18 to 25 to find out how this age group feels about a career in the construction trades. The majority of young adults (74%) say they know the field in which they want to have a career. Of these, only 3% are interested in the construction trades.Most of the young people interested in the trades say that the two most important benefits of this career choice are good pay (80%) and the attainment of useful skills (74%). Less than half cite as benefits that the work is seasonal (15%) or that it does not require a college degree (37%).The 26% of respondents who do not yet know the career path they want to take got a follow-up question about the chance they might consider a number of fields (construction trades being one of them) using a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 meant “no chance no matter the pay” and 5 meant “very good chance if the pay is high” (see Image #2 below). Construction trades got an average rating of 2.1, with 63% of undecided young adults rating it 1 or 2 (no or little chance regardless of pay) and 18% a 4 or 5 (good to very good chance if pay is high). The 63% of undecided young adults who indicated there was no or little chance they would consider a career in the trades no matter the pay were prodded about the reasons for their resoluteness. The two most common reasons are wanting a less physically demanding job (48%) and the belief that construction work is difficult (32%).They were then asked if there was any compensation level that might entice them to reconsider a career in the trades. For slightly more than 20%, that number is either $75,000 or $100,000, but for the plurality (43%), there is no amount of money that could make them give the trades a second thought (see Image #3 below).A complete research paper on this topic can be found here, including an analysis of government data on actual wages for construction occupations relevant to the home building industry. Breaking Down Gender Bias in the Construction IndustryTackling the Skilled Labor ShortageFine Homebuilding Will Award ScholarshipsFrom Fine Homebuilding: Keep Craft Alive Rose Quint is assistant vice president for survey research at the National Association of Home Builders. This post was originally published at NAHB’s Eye on Housing website.last_img read more

Indian women will bank on spinners in World Cup, says Mithali

first_imgMumbai, Jun 10 (PTI) Indian womens teams skipper, Mithali Raj, said today that the team would be banking on its spinners in the ICC World Cup, starting later this month, even though the event is being played in England and Wales and her team is armed with three medium pacers.”Honestly everybody prefers to have extra fast bowlers in the side. But India have always banked on spinners, irrespective of the wicket. Whether in Australia, South Africa (or elsewhere), spinners have done exceptionally well. The three fast bowlers have also been doing well in the past two series,” Mithali told reporters here on the eve of the teams departure.ICC Womens World Cup 2017 will held in England & Wales from June 24 – July 23.The first aim of the team, which has practised here in the Bandra-Kurla Complex of the Mumbai Cricket Association, in its quest to lift the Cup is to reach the semi-finals, said Mithali, who is the main batter.”We definitely want to win the World Cup. It is a great platform to show the kind of cricket the girls have been playing for the past couple of years,” said 34-year-old Mithali.”The format is different this time in this edition. Its a league cum knock out and is a long tour. I want the girls to take it one match at a time. Our first step would be to get into the semis,” said Mithali who, along with all rounder Jhulan Goswami (34), is the most experienced of the lot.advertisement”We are experienced players and we share our experience with the players. Now that it is the World Cup, a few seniors are aware of the pressure. We can be there for the juniors during the pressure situations. As senior players we can be around them,” she said.Rains have affected the conduct of the ongoing ICC mens Champions Trophy in England and could play spoil sport in the womens World Cup too.Asked about the weather being a factor, Mithali said in such situations the toss could become crucial.”Weather is definitely an important factor in English conditions. We will see and analyse weather report on a particular match day, whether there are chances of rain or not and accordingly chalk out team plan. Its early summer there and chances of rain are very much there, so toss is going to play a very important role.”We will see how we shuffle our batting order. And wickets are also important. But I am not able to say right now how we are going to prepare in those conditions. We already have witnessed (in the mens Champions Trophy) how teams are posting 300-plus targets in good sunlight conditions. We will also hope to get such days for our matches,” she said.Teams coach Tushar Arothe expressed happiness at the preparation of the unit and was of the opinion that the fielding has improved.”When I took over as a fielding coach in 2009 we started doing fielding drills regularly. Over a period of time they have improved. Against Bangladesh we won a couple of matches with our good fielding. Similarly in South Africa we took some brilliant catches as well as earned some wickets through run-outs. So I am hoping we will do well (in fielding) in the World Cup too”.The team will reach UK one week prior to the official warm-up matches. They will train at Loughborough MCC University and play a practise match against England women on June 13 before heading to Derbyshire for a camp.The team will be based in Derby and play two warm-up games against New Zealand (June 19) and Sri Lanka (June 21).Squad: Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Sushma Verma, Mansi Joshi, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Nuzhat Parveen, Smriti Mandhana. PTI NRB SSR NRBlast_img read more

Asian Games 2018 Day 8 wrap: 3 athletics silver medals take India’s tally to 36

first_imgIt was a seven-medal day for India on Sunday at the Asian Games 2018 as they took their tally to 36. India are currently in the ninth position in the medal table with 7 gold, 10 silver and 19 bronze.The first medal of the day came for India in the equestrian event as Fouaad Mirza won a silver medal in the jumping final. His valiant effort also helped the Indian team bag silver in the same event.Mirza scored 26.40 points behind Japanese gold medallist Yoshiaka Oiwa, who scored 22.70. China’s Alex Tian Hua finished third with 27.10 points.In the team event, India, comprising Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik and Jitender Singh and Mirza, finished with 121.30 behind Japan’s 82.40 to get a silver. Thailand finished third with 126.70 points.Asian Games, Day 8: HighlightsMirza became the first Indian to win an Asian Games individual medal in the equestrian event in 36 years. Raghubir Singh, Ghulam Mohammed Khan and Prahlad Singh had won the gold, silver and bronze in the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi.Fouaad Mirza, Team India win silver medals in EquestrianFouaad topped the dressage and cross-country qualifiers with a score of 22.40 and went into the jumping finals as a favourite. In the medal round, he notched up 26.40 to bag silver in the three-day competition.What a day for India in athletics!In a Magnificent run, Indias Dutee Chand won SILVER medal in Women’s 100 m with a timing of 11.32sec.KUDOS to you Champion! #AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/GI6ZH8o4TmRajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 26, 2018India had previously won 10 medals in the sport, including three gold.advertisementThe last individual medal in eventing came in 1982 when Raghubir Singh finished on the podium in the Indian capital.TWO MEDALS IN BRIDGETwo medals came for India in the debut sport of bridge.India earned the bronze medals after the men and mixed teams lost their semi-final matches.India settle for two bronze medals in bridgeThe men’s team lost to Singapore while the mixed team suffered defeat at the hands of Thailand.Seems like a great day for the Bridge Team! Our Mens team wins a Bronze and so does our Mixed Team. Congratulations to the contingent. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/PgpQX8WAMJNarendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 26, 2018There is no bronze medal play-off in bridge sport at the Games.The sport of bridge has been introduced for the first time in the Asian Games.ATHLETES SHINE ON SUNDAYHima Das shattered the 400m national record for a second time in two days for a silver while Dutee Chand grabbed the second place in 100m dash.Muhammed Anas clinched a silver in men’s 400m as well as Indian track and field athletes followed up the gold won by shot putter Tejinderpal Singh Toor yesterday.Muhammed Anas wins men’s 400m silverLong distance runner Govindan Lakshmanan crossed the finishing line at third in men’s 10,000m race but was later disqualified under IAAF 163.3b (lane infringement). He was initially shown to have clocked 29:44.91.India did lodge a protest against the decision to disqualify Lakshmanan but the jury of appeals rejected it.It was indeed a sensational performance by our 22yr-old star @DuteeChand who won a silver medal in the womens 100m with a timing of 11.32s.The whole nation rejoices in your achievement. #SAI #IndiaAtAsianGames #Athletics @afiindia @iaaforg #AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/N6pMo5WckcSAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 26, 2018India’s new track sensation, Hima clocked 50.59 seconds to win the silver, behind Bahrain’s Salwa Naser who won the gold in a new Games record time of 50.09 seconds.Hima Das wins silver in 400m with National RecordHima, the reigning Under-20 world champion, had qualified for the final with a national record time of 51.00 seconds yesterday, bettering the 14-year-old mark set by Manjeet Kaur (51.05) in Chennai in 2004, and she today bettered it again.Naser, the Nigerian-born 2017 World Championships silver medallist and winner of four legs of Diamond League Series this year, did not have to exert much in the end to clinch the goal.Another Indian in the women’s 400m final, Nirmala Sheoran finished fourth in 52.96.Dutee Chand wins silver in women’s 100m raceAsian champion Anas settled with a silver in the men’s 400m final as he timed 45.69 seconds, behind Asian season leader and 2017 World Championships bronze medallist Hassan Abdalelah of Qatar, who clocked in 44.89 seconds.Anas, who holds the national record of 45.24, had clocked 45.30 in the preliminary heats.Heres the #MedalTally at the conclusion of action today!With a total of 36 medals won by #India, were moving up the tally. #SAI #IndiaAtAsianGames #TeamIndia #AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/Uvfo6Ea7vOadvertisementSAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 26, 2018Arokia Rajiv finished fourth by clocking 45.84 which was better than his semifinals (46.08) timing.Dutee qualified for the women’s 100m final by clocking 11.43 in semifinal and two and a half hours later, she came out to run a memorable race.Running in lane number 7, Dutte clocked 11.32 seconds, a tad below her national record of 11.29 seconds.Dutee Chand delighted with Asiad medal after troubled pastOdiong Edidiong of Bahrain won the gold in 11.30 while Wei Yongli of China took the bronze in 11.33 in a close finish.The 22-year-old from Odisha was taking part in her first Asian Games. She was suspended by the IAAF in 2014 under its hyperandrogenism policy but she filed an appealed before the Court of Arbitration for Sports and won it.Recently, under a revised rule of the IAAF, Dutee was left outside the purview of the hyperandrogenism policy (which bars women athletes having male hormones above permissible limit from competing) which gave her liberty to pursue her career.Sindhu in semi-finals!A gritty performance from our star shuttler & #TOPSAthlete @Pvsindhu1 as she bt #THAs #NitchaonJindapol in 3 sets to reach her 1st #AsianGames SF in womens singles.#GoForGold #Badminton #SAI @BAI_Media #IndiaAtAsianGames #AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/V6M67qxbVDSAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 26, 2018SAINA MAKES HISTORYIn badminton, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal won their respective singles quarter-final match to assure two more medals for India.Asian Games 2018: India’s medal tally after Day 8First it was London bronze medallist Saina, who ended a 36-year-old wait for an individual medal after locking at least a bronze following a 21-18 21-16 win over world number five Ratchanok Intanon in a 42-minute quarterfinal.Rio silver medallist Sindhu then fought past world number 12 Nitchaon Jindapol 21-11 16-21 21-14 in the other quarterfinal.SARJUBALA ADVANCESIn boxing, former world silver-medallist Sarjubala Devi advanced to the quarter-finals but Manoj Kumar and Shiva Thapa were ousted after pre-quarterfinal losses.Sarjubala, competing in the flyweight 51kg category, defeated Tajikistan’s Madina Ghaforova 5-0 in a bout which was more gruelling than what the score-line might suggest.Govindan Lakshmanan loses 10,000m bronze due to disqualificationManoj went out after being bested by Kyrgyzstan’s Abdurakhman Abdurakhamanov in the welterweight 69kg category, while Shiva spent less than a minute in the ring before referee stopped the contest in favour of China’s Jun Shan in the lightweight 60kg category.INDIA REACH HOCKEY SEMISIn hockey, Defending champions India continued their unbeaten run and beat South Korea 5-3 in a pool match to storm into the semi-finals of the men’s hockey competition.India scored through Rupinder Pal Singh (1st minute), Chinglensana Singh (4th), Lalit Upadhyay (15th), Manpreet Singh (49th) and Akashdeep Singh (55th), while Korea’s goals came from the sticks of Manjae Jung (33rd, 35th) and Jonghyun Jang (59th).India were also assured of at least two more silver medals after its men and women’s team progressed to the final of the compound archery team events in Jakarta on Sunday.advertisementThe Indian men are the defending champions and they lived up to their reputation by getting the better of Chinese Taipei 230-227 in the semi-finals.The Indian women, who had returned with a bronze medal from Incheon four years ago, too, beat Chinese Taipei 225-222 in the semi-finals to progress to the gold medal match.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

70 percent of OSU fans think a healthy Daxx Garman should start

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! I’m in the minority here but I think I say stick with JW for now. I don’t really know why I’m saying that as it’s fairly clear that Daxx has the better arm — despite what Mike Yurcich thinks — but I guess I just know what I’m getting with JW against big-time teams.I don’t yet with Daxx — and while he’s got a good arm and seems more than capable of running the offense I’m not sure I want to spend the UTSA and Tech games finding out for sure.For example, what if Daxx starts against FSU? How do we feel like that game goes? I don’t think it’s a six-point game at the end. I mean, is there a human alive who thinks Daxx doesn’t get rattled and start forcing things down 17-0 against Florida State? Heck, I was rattled and I was sitting 300 feet from the field.Missouri State was a glorified scrimmage and while Daxx was good, I’ve seen JW go against Big 12 teams. And win.Here were my favorite comments from the poll:Troy: You forgot a healthy Rudolph.Luke: Ask the receivers the same question…T-Bone: I saw Daxx play one time. I saw a strong arm but I also saw him throw against the grain and off his wrong foot against an inferior opponent. His running ability looked very limited. If we were playing a better team, he may have done poorly.John Snyder: Can I vote neither?Shaniac: For once and only once, I actually agree with Jenni Carlson on this one. If we really run an Air Raid offense, then Daxx is the guy. If we run the offense that we ran with Zac Robinson, then JW is the guy.And let’s all appreciate this jewel of a comment:Evie Taylor: How is this good for our team? Doesn’t it cause division and doesn’t it undermine the coaches that have far more ability to make this call than someone who doesn’t watch them practice daily? And, what difference does it make when you are not the one making the decision of saying who should be running out every Saturday to lead the team. It only brings more negativity for the QBs to overcome when they see a fan base that doesn’t support them. I would think this is part of the reason Gundy protects them from the local media. It’s like a back seat driver who can’t see the road from the back seat but thinks he knows how to drive better than the one sitting in the drivers seat and then nagging the driver constantly causing him to not be able to focus 100% on driving the car.Maybe I don’t understand your blog but it seems to me to be so divisive. I am an OSU fan and I am supportive of whoever runs out there from week to week.Incredible.Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. QuarterbackPercentage USATSI_8063984_154512258_lowresOn Tuesday I threw out a poll on which quarterback you think should start if both are healthy.Here are the results after nearly 800 votes:center_img Healthy JW Walsh28 percent Healthy Daxx Garman72 percentlast_img read more