As a special offer for the first time, Glen will be offering each player an option to purchase a DVD with all of their action shots including celebratory and team shots for just $150. On average, there will be approximately 30-50 images of each player on the disc in high resolution. That is an average of about $3 per photo, which is extremely good value.To order one of these DVD’s, or to discuss your interest in one of the DVD’s, just email Glen at [email protected] You can find examples of the types of action shots on the TFA website, or on the TFA Facebook page.Work on the commemorative posters has also commenced, so it won’t be too long until you can hang them proudly on your wall and reminisce the wonderful times had in Scotland. But act fast on the DVD’s as they are only being offered for a limited time via Glen directly.
STANDOFF, Alta. — Members of a southern Alberta First Nation have voted to accept a $150-million settlement from the federal government.The Blood Tribe filed a claim nearly two decades ago alleging that Canada had mismanaged their once lucrative cattle business in the early 1900s.Ottawa accepted the claim in 2011, negotiations began in 2013 and an agreement was reached late last year.Blood members needed to ratify the deal, and a news release says it has been approved by more than 98 per cent of those who voted this week.Each of the Blood Tribe’s more than 12,000 members are to receive $2,000.Settlement funds are also to go to capital projects such as a hotel and events centre, treatment centre, hockey rink and housing.“There’s something there to go towards everybody’s interests on the reserve,” council member Dorothy First Rider said in a YouTube video posted to the Blood Tribe’s website ahead of Monday’s vote.She recounted how the Blood Tribe purchased a cattle herd more than a century ago that eventually grew to 5,000 head.But Indian Affairs told the First Nation “we can better manage the cattle for you. We will take over the management of your cattle,” she said.First Rider said land was leased to non-Blood-Tribe members, there was overgrazing and many animals died over several bad winters.“Indian Affairs were not taking care of them properly.”First Rider said $150 million is the maximum amount a First Nation can receive from a specific claim.For the deal to pass, there had to be at least a 25 per cent turnout with a simple majority in favour. The Blood Tribe’s chief and council said late Tuesday that 40 per cent of eligible voters turned out and only 49 of 3,015 people voted against the deal.Voting was held on the reserve, more than 200 kilometres southeast of Calgary, and in the city. Transportation was provided for members in nearby Lethbridge as well.“The settlement of this claim is a reflection of Canada’s commitment to reconciliation and to Canada’s goal of addressing historical First Nations grievances that are the subject matter of specific claims,” the settlement agreement said.— By Lauren Krugel in CalgaryThe Canadian Press read more
APTN National NewsThe Liberal government announced Tuesday they will begin the first phase of a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.That begins by meeting with families of MMIW in Ottawa Friday.APTN’s Annette Francis spoke to couple to hear what they want to see happen.
Annette Francis APTN News On Tuesday, APTN News brought you the stories of people who have been targetted by the Canada Revenue Agency over what the government says are unpaid taxes.They worked for a temp company called OI Leasing that is situated in Six Nations in Ontario.The company hired employees who worked tax-free because the main office was on a reserve.But the government doesn’t see it that way and now thousands of people owe tens of thousands of dollars in back-taxes.Here’s an update on what is happening with the case. read more
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) sets up to pass in the second quarter against Clemson in the Capital One Orange Bowl at SunLife Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. Clemson won, 37-17. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)The showdown between two high-profile quarterbacks has been a staple of college football for years. This Saturday will be no different. Another edition of high quality quarterbacks going head-to-head will be witnessed by thousands in the stands, and millions on television. Redshirt junior J.T. Barrett of Ohio State will be traveling to the home of the Sooners to square off with redshirt junior Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma in Norman at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.Both leaders of their respective offenses have hopes of earning the Heisman trophy this season after coming close before. Barrett had a quality 2014 season before breaking his ankle against Michigan, ultimately ending his campaign. Mayfield played well last season, but after an early season loss, the Austin, Texas, native could not earn enough votes to be named as the best player in college football.This year, both men are commanding teams that started the season with high hopes. The Sooners dropped their opener to a tough Houston team, but have managed to remain in the top 15 with a clubbing of the University of Louisiana-Monroe last Saturday. The Buckeyes are riding high after two blowout wins of less-than-quality opponents. For OSU, this game is about validating themselves as a top-tier team deserving of a spot in the College Football Playoff. For the Sooners, this game is a chance to regain momentum and make their case to be one of four teams to enter the college football equivalent of the postseason. Mayfield has looked like the quarterback that Bob Stoops has envisioned to lead his team, going 38-for-53 for 547 yards while slinging five touchdowns. Although a mobile quarterback, Mayfield has yet to show off his legs this season, losing a yard on his 13 total carries.Barrett has also enjoyed success this season, going 35-for-53 passing with 498 yards and six touchdowns. Although he has produced well in the passing game, Barrett has gained 85 yards on the ground with three touchdowns, making him a dynamic threat to any defense. Growing up less than three hours apart from each other, both men enjoyed successful high school careers. Mayfield is a former three-star recruit, while Barrett is a former four-star, dual-threat recruit.The paths to starting quarterback have been starkly different for each player. After a successful season at Texas Tech, Mayfield was blocked from transferring to Oklahoma in a confusing and drawn-out affair with his former team.For Barrett, the path to stardom was much smoother. After having a desire to attend Texas, he received offers from the Buckeyes, and found himself in the starting role by his redshirt freshman year.Saturday will mark the third time the teams have met, with the all-time record at 1-1 between the two. Each quarterback has the chance to solidify their legacies on one of the grandest stages of the year.With the possibility of a shootout looming, one thing remains certain about both quarterbacks. Both Meyer and Stoops trust their quarterbacks to take their respective programs to the peak of college football. read more
The Ohio State Buckeyes beat Wisconsin in Ohio Stadium by 18 points, 31-13, but it didn’t come by any expected or usual means.With about half of the points coming from the defense, Brandon Saine starting at running back and quarterback Terrelle Pryor clearly off his game, OSU’s offense was a bit of a mystery.Kurt Coleman makes dramatic return from suspensionThe first quarter of play on Saturday was mostly a battle of the punters until about 12 minutes in, when senior safety Kurt Coleman intercepted Wisconsin’s quarterback Scott Tolzien and returned it 89 yards to the end zone to put the Bucks up 7-0.“It really started with the [defensive] line,” Coleman said. “I knew they had a great rush, which is why they kind of forced the high throw on the wide receiver. It was just an easy pick for me. I just was standing right there, happened to be in the right spot and I had great blockers.“My team led me all the way down the field. I did the easy part, they did all the work, so I give all the credit to them.”Coleman said that missing Ohio State’s game against Indiana was one of the toughest things he has had to do in his time on the team.“I learned: Don’t hit the QB helmet to helmet,” Coleman said laughing, as he continued to say that it was great to be able to help his team as much as he did after the week off. Ray Small finally gets that touchdownWith 10 minutes left in the third quarter, Ray Small finally had his chance to shine after a long, controversial career at Ohio State.Just after Wisconsin made good on a 46-yard field goal, the senior receiver fielded the ensuing kickoff at the 4-yard line and dodged past the Badgers for a 96-yard touchdown run.Throughout his rocky career, Small has always been heralded as the possible follow-up to Ted Ginn Jr. Looking like the former OSU star returner more than ever on Saturday, Small said that he didn’t want to be compared.“That’s all I hear, you’re just like Ginn, you just like Ted Ginn,” Small said. “Which is not a bad thing at all, I look at Ted Ginn like an older brother. I talk to him every day. But I’m Ray Small and any play that I make is because I’m Ray Small.”Coach Jim Tressel said that he was very pleased with Small’s performance Saturday and said that he had teased Small in the locker room about finally getting a touchdown.“It was almost like he was shot out of a gun,” Tressel said. “I saw him take that thing and he downshifted and he was gone.”Offense’s performance was offensiveWith two touchdowns coming off defensive interceptions and a third from Small’s return, the offensive unit contributed very little to OSU’s victory.Wisconsin had 22 first downs; OSU had eight. The Badgers doubled the Buckeyes in offensive yards, 368 to 184. Wisconsin held the ball for 43 minutes out of the total 60 minutes of play. They had 89 plays, while Ohio State had only 40.“They had a safety on us the whole time, and they really shut down the run a lot,” said Saine, sophomore running back.The only time that the offense did look decent was for a minute and 12 seconds just before the second half, when sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor led an 88-yard drive that culminated in a 32-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver DeVier Posey in the corner of the end zone, putting the Buckeyes up 21-13.Tressel said that he will be evaluating the offense as a whole after today’s performance, despite the limited number of plays to look at.“You evaluate every play,” Tressel said. “We had 40 plays. Typically you might have 70, but you evaluate those 40 plays and what occurred within each of them and I think you do it within the confines of what was going on in the game.”Performance at running back not as expected on both sides of the ballWith Saine getting the start over sophomore Dan “Boom” Herron for the second game in a row, The ‘Shoe got a taste of what the sophomore is capable of in the leading role.“I felt like if I was in there,” Saine said, “I was ready to go.”Saine went for 55 yards on 14 carries.Herron, who had two carries for eight yards, went down with a sprained ankle with 13 minutes left in the second quarter.Badgers’ running back John Clay went for 59 yards on 20 carries, with a long run of eight yards.Clay put up 184 yards last weekend against Minnesota and 142 yards against Michigan State before that.“It built our confidence being able to stop him,” junior linebacker Brian Rolle said. “I noticed the first couple plays they threw the ball, so I was confused and wondered when they were going to run it. But I feel like we did a great job today.”Terrelle Pryor continues to put up question marks instead of good numbersPryor had five completions in 13 attempts Saturday against Wisconsin and threw an interception that led to Wisconsin’s only touchdown, scored on a faked field goal attempt.Pryor’s longest completion was the touchdown pass to Posey. He finished with only 87 passing yards, compared to Tolzien, who completed 27 passes for 250 yards.Tressel said that he doesn’t give much credence to what critics have been saying about Pryor’s recent poor performance.“I go back to that last drive of the first half, and he was storming down the field whether it was run, pass or whatever, and what we need to do is do that every drive, I guess,” Tressel said.Defense continues to impress under veteran leadershipSpending over two-thirds of the game on the field, Ohio State’s defense never stopped pursuing the Badgers with 100 percent effort.OSU sacked Tolzien six times over for a loss of 39 yards. Tolzien had only been sacked twice before entering Saturday’s game.“Our defensive staff got it schemed up well, and our defensive players executed and played a lot of plays,” Tressel said.Coleman said that he was very happy with the way that the defense played.“I’m just so excited. It was so much fun out there, and I think we brought it for the whole game, and that’s what we have to do,” Coleman said. “We were ready to rise to the challenge because we knew it was going to be a physical game.” read more