4-Star OL Andrew Raym Commits To Oklahoma For 2nd Time

first_img At the end of the day, I couldn’t get rid of this #OUDNA ‼️‼️ 🎥: @OU247 @JasonSwanny pic.twitter.com/Mu0WUSZHKA— Andrew Raym7️⃣2️⃣ (@andrew_raymBAHS) July 10, 2019Although Raym didn’t announce his recommitment until tonight, SoonerScoop’s Bob Przybylo indicates he may have privately done so almost two months ago.Apparently, Lincoln Riley hinted at this with one of his patented “eye emoji” tweets on May 25.He’s back w/ #OU. #OKPreps (@BrokenArrowFTBL) OL @andrew_raymBAHS re-commits to #Sooners #20Deep class. There are your Eyes of Lincoln 👀 from way back when on May 25. https://t.co/DJAbOb1sgN— Bob Przybylo (@BPrzybylo) July 10, 2019Raym is the No. 1 player in Oklahoma, No. 3 offensive guard and No. 90 overall player in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Currently, Oklahoma’s 2020 class ranks first in the Big 12 and 16th nationally. A close up of an Oklahoma Sooners football helmet.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 22: An Oklahoma Sooners helmet on the field during warm ups before the game against the Kansas Jayhawks November 22, 2014 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Jayhawks 44-7. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)It isn’t often that a recruit decommits from a program only to re-pledge to them at some point in the future. That’s what happened with four-star lineman Andrew Raym and Oklahoma though.Raym had been committed to the Sooners from November 2017 until May 2018. Since reopening his recruitment 14 months ago, he has drawn dozens of new offers but never lost interest in OU.Tonight, Raym went public with a second commitment to Oklahoma, choosing the Sooners over Michigan, Georgia, LSU, Arkansas and others.“At the end of the day, I couldn’t get rid of this #OUDNA,” Raym tweeted.last_img read more

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Miss America suspends official spray tan company after women say they are

Miss America suspends official spray tan company after women say they are owed money The Miss America Organization has suspended the credentials of its official spray tanning partner ahead of Sunday night’s pageant as it investigates allegations made by women across the country that they paid the tanning company, but weren’t allowed to take part in events in Atlantic City.A group of 20 women were in Atlantic City this week to work with Kelly Richardson’s B.Bronz, but others have complained they paid $499 to $1,000 but were later told they couldn’t participate. Richardson told The Associated Press that she will refund money to “anybody that’s due a refund legally,” but the women say they’ve started to bring their allegations to law enforcement.“Integrity is a core value of the Miss America Organization. Consequently, the organization took these allegations very seriously and is undergoing a thorough investigation and will act on findings accordingly,” Miss America spokeswoman Chelsea Mineur said in a statement Saturday.Richardson was convicted in Sonoma County, California, in 2003 of identity theft, burglary and counterfeiting. Police said she was driving a Ford Mustang that had been purchased using a stolen identity.She maintains that nothing was done illegally in this instance and that some of the women weren’t able to participate because the company received less space than it anticipated for a pop-up tanning salon. She said that others didn’t pass required background checks that she said were required. Mineur declined to comment on Miss America’s role with Richardson beyond the statement.“Our contract has been suspended, it’s not cancelled, as per the Miss America Organization. We’re working with them to resolve these issues,” Richardson said. “On a personal level, the choices that I made as a young person don’t define who I am today.”The story was first reported by The Trentonian newspaper in Trenton, New Jersey.Miss America named the company its official spray tanning partner in January. The company has photos of current Miss America Kira Kazantsev on its website and also promotes a Miss America-themed line of spray tanning products. Richardson owns a spray tan salon in California, but its business license has been suspended over tax issues. Richardson said her accountant died last year and she is dealing with that issue.Jennifer Kidd, who lives outside of Toronto, said that she paid $1,000 to be part of a “pro team” of spray tanners for Richardson. But she was told the night before her flight to Atlantic City that there was a problem with a background check. She said that Richardson wouldn’t answer her questions about the issue after she arrived.“Some people did get an experience that she promised, but I do believe that she had every intention of a lot more people not getting that experience, of denying people that,” Kidd said. “It feels like Kelly Richardson has essentially used Miss America, a non-profit organization focused on charity and education and empowering women and she has done just the opposite.”Richardson said Saturday evening that she issued refunds to four people out of 12 she says may be owed money before PayPal froze her account following multiple complaints from the women.__This story has been corrected to show that Richardson owns one spray tan salon in California, not two.___Cornfield reported from Philadelphia.__Follow Cornfield at https://www.twitter.com/JoshCornfield by Josh Cornfield, The Associated Press Posted Sep 12, 2015 4:46 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Adani Mining finds funds for Carmichael thermal coal project in Queensland

first_imgAdani Mining has managed to get together the financing needed to develop its massive Carmichael coal mine and rail project in Queensland, Australia, after parent company, the Adani Group, said 100% of the funds would come through its own resources.The announcement follows recent changes to simplify construction and reduce the initial capital requirements for Carmichael, which is expected to produce some 27.5 Mt/y of high-quality thermal coal once fully ramped up.Adani Mining CEO Lucas Dow said construction and operation of the mine will now begin.“Our work in recent months has culminated in Adani Group’s approval of the revised project plan that de-risks the initial stage of the Carmichael mine and rail project by adopting a narrow-gauge rail solution combined with a reduced ramp up volume for the mine,” Dow said.“This means we’ve minimised our execution risk and initial capital outlay. The sharpening of the mine plan has kept operating costs to a minimum and ensures the project remains within the first quartile of the global cost curve. All coal produced in the initial ramp up phase will be consumed by the Adani Group’s captive requirements.“We will now begin developing a smaller open-cut mine comparable to many other Queensland coal mines and will ramp up production over time to 27.5 Mt/y,” he said.The construction for the shorter narrow-gauge rail line will also begin to match the production schedule, he added.The company has already invested $3.3 billion in Adani’s Australian businesses, according to Dow. “[This] is a clear demonstration of our capacity to deliver a financing solution for the revised scope of the mine and rail project.Carmichael is expected to deliver more than 1,500 direct jobs on the mine and rail projects during the initial ramp-up and construction phase, and will support thousands more indirect jobs, all of which will benefit regional Queensland communities, Adani said.Preparatory works at the mine site are imminent and Adani Mining is working with regulators to finalise the remaining required management plans, ahead of coal production, some of which have been subject to two years of state and federal government review.“This process is expected to be complete and provided by the governments in the next few weeks,” Adani said.Today’s announcement follows eight years of planning, securing approvals and successfully contesting legal challenges from anti-mining activists, according to Dow.“We have worked tirelessly to clear the required hurdles,” he said. “Given we meet the same environmental standards and operate under the same regulations as other miners, we expect that Adani Mining will be treated no differently than any other Queensland mining company.”Located more than 300 km west of the Queensland coast, the Carmichael thermal coal mine and rail project will transport coal from the Galilee Basin to countries in Asia, including India, Vietnam and China.In addition to the number of jobs and tax revenues Carmichael will create, the mine will also open the north Galilee Basin for further development, according to Tania Constable, Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Council of Australia.“[This is] an exciting new phase in Australia’s rich history of mining exploration and development, which has made our nation a global mining powerhouse,” she said.last_img read more

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