Mexico’s next president must prioritize protecting journalists

first_img As Mexicans prepare to go to the polls on 1 July to elect a president, deputies, senators and nine governors, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the next president to address the need to protect Mexico’s journalists, one that is all the more urgent after the outgoing president’s disastrous record on press freedom. Judicial investigations, both federal and local, rarely identify those behind these crimes, creating a vicious circle and widespread mistrust of officialdom among journalists. The Special Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE) needs more funding and human resources to enhance its investigative capacity and to be able to solve more crimes. Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state The next president must firstly reinforce the federal mechanism for protecting journalists, which badly needs more resources. It needs procedures for handling the most urgent cases, online attacks, and journalists who have had to relocate. It needs to improve risk evaluation and monitoring of the protection provided to individual journalists. And it needs to provide more information about its results, and to improve coordination with the Executive Commission for Attention to Victims (CEAV). Organisation MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionArmed conflictsImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression to go further 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies JUAN MABROMATA / AFP “We deplore the lack of political will on the part the presidential candidates who, despite declaring their good intentions, have given no concrete undertaking to effectively combat the spiral of violence and impunity for crimes against journalists,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. News On 25 March, RSF’s regional representatives handed Ricardo Anaya, the Mexico al Frente alliance’s presidential candidate, a series of recommendations that included new procedures for investigating crimes of violence against journalists, and reinforcement of the mechanism for protecting threatened journalists by means of more frequent and effective monitoring and inclusion of the victims’ psychological dimension. The failure to address this problem places a heavy responsibility on the shoulders of Mexico’s next president and cabinet. With 11 journalists murdered in 2017 (and five already this year), Mexico is for the second year running the world’s second deadliest country for the media, only just behind Syria, a country at war, where 12 were killed in 2017, and now only surpassed by Afghanistan, also a country at war, where 11 journalists have so far been killed this year. News June 29, 2018 Mexico’s next president must prioritize protecting journalists Receive email alerts RSF recommendations for combatting violence and impunity MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionArmed conflictsImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression The next administration must also prioritize combatting impunity for crimes of violence against journalists. Since 2000, 90% of these crimes have gone unpunished, according to the figures kept by Mexico’s National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH).center_img April 28, 2021 Find out more Outgoing President Enrique Peña Nieto, who will stand down in November, failed to rein in Mexico’s pervasive corruption during his six-year term, in which at least 39 journalists have been murdered and more than a thousand have been attacked – an all-time record – and press freedom has steadily declined. The report was based on the visit that the two rapporteurs made to Mexico from 27 November to 2 December 2017, when RSF drew their attention to the problem of Mexican journalists being driven into internal exile by death threats. This is a growing problem that the future administration will also have to address. On 28 May, RSF, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Article 19 Mexico jointly expressed their concerns to the campaign staff of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the presidential candidate of the Juntos Haremos Historia alliance, and submitted the same recommendations. However, none of these recommendations was mentioned during the campaign. “The candidates are nonetheless aware of the urgency of implementing a full and effective policy for protecting journalists and preventing the risks to which they are exposed, as we recommend. Mexico’s next president will have this heavy responsibility and will need to make this policy a major element of the administration’s programme if the deadly trend is to be reversed.” Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Mexico May 13, 2021 Find out more Human rights and, in particular, the freedom to inform, were only briefly raised during public debates by the political parties involved in the election. Worse still, the programmes of the leading candidates include no concrete measures for addressing this fundamental issue although the candidates had promised RSF that they would make press freedom and security a priority. These priorities are shared by the UN and OAS special rapporteurs for freedom of expression, David Kaye and Edison Lanza, who issued a detailed report on freedom of opinion and expression in Mexico on 11 June deploring the fact that impunity is still the general rule and that the mechanisms for protecting journalists are largely ineffective for preventing attacks against them. RSF_en The need for reform is indeed urgent. Outside of election periods, journalists are constantly subjected to threats and violence in Mexico. Covering stories linked to organized crime and violence are getting more and more dangerous, especially at the local level. Press freedom ignored during the campaign Mexico is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. May 5, 2021 Find out more News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reportslast_img read more

Bathe-day cupcakes

first_imgWith judging on British Baker’s National Cupcake Championships under way, along comes a cupcake-maker with a product that has a distinctly synthetic aftertaste and a disclaimer that “the product is not edible”. The Bath Cakery is not a cakery in Bath, but rather one with a strapline, ’Have your cake and bathe in it!’ Yes, for cupcake fans it’s a cake to rub on one’s body in the privacy of the bathroom, without a nagging sense of guilt.www.thebathcakery.comlast_img

Ex-NPA leader falls

first_imgOn the other hand, Captain Cenon PancitoIII, spokesperson of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division said thatAgustin’s arrest was the through the help of the community who are now changingtheir mindset and trust the government forces. Agustin was now detained in the lockupcell of the Sebaste police station after he was turned over yesterday. Ramie Agustin alias “Ka Bal” ofPoblacion, Sebaste, Antique had been hiding from authorities for about 10years. PHOTO BY ROLAND NEVEU/GETTY IMAGES Police investigations revealed that Agustinwas a former regional commander unit of Northern Front, KR Panay with the rankof major and he was the suspects in some encounters when he was still active. Judge Nicvani Marin of the RegionalTrial Court 6th Judicial Region Branch 13 in Culasi, Antique issued the warrantin relation to multiple murder, multiple attempted murder and multiplefrustrated murder charges Agustin faces. The court recommended no bail bond forthe suspect’s temporary liberty. “The community plays a vital role and weacknowledge their efforts to help us in our fight against the terrorists and toend armed conflicts,” Pancito said./PN He was arrested on the strength of anarrest warrant on Oct. 18 in Sitio Marabong, Barangay Batong Buhay,Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. ILOILO City – A former commander of theNew People’s Army (NPA) based in the province of Antique was arrested.  last_img read more

Badgers find 3rd down trouble on both sides of ball

first_imgEAST LANSING, Mich. – It was third-and-nine, Michigan State was at its own 17-yard line, early in the fourth quarter. Spartan quarterback Kirk Cousins completed a 12-yard pass to a wide open Mark Dell for a first down.At the time, Wisconsin was down 27-24, fresh off an efficient scoring drive to open the quarter. UW had finally found some momentum and needed the ball back to avoid an upset on the road.Two plays later and it was third-and-11 on the MSU 28. A stop here gives the Badgers ample time to at drive the field. Wisconsin used its 3-3-5 Badger package to bring extra pressure. Cousins slung a screen to running back Larry Caper, who gained 35 yards on the play.Now it’s first-and-10 from the UW 37. Stopping the Spartans is becoming more urgent, because with the clock winding down, a touchdown means a 10-point lead that might be insurmountable.It’s like Luke Skywalker versus the Death Star. But this time, those torpedoes don’t hit in time.MSU would convert on three of four third down plays on that final drive, and convert on fourth-and-goal for the game-clinching touchdown in the 34-24 UW loss.For the game, the Spartans were 9-of-18 on third-down conversions. The Badgers finished a miserable 3-for-11.“Third down is always a big play. First and second down are the most important to get to third-and-long,” strong safety Jay Valai said. “Michigan State, they executed well and we didn’t execute. It’s all on the players. We have to pick it up.”“Just, we weren’t executing,” receiver Nick Toon said. “If you can’t execute on third downs, it really makes it hard to win games.”Michigan State gained 157 yards on third-down plays, and that’s after subtracting 12 yards on a third-quarter sack of Cousins. The Spartans scored two of their touchdowns on third down and picked up positive yardage short of a first down on two drives that ended in field goals. Aside from two interceptions, Cousins was 10-for-10 on third-down passing with two touchdowns, though one completion resulted in a lost fumble.Wisconsin had 71 yards on its third-down plays and Scott Tolzien threw incomplete passes on five of UW’s attempted conversions. Often Tolzien didn’t have time to find his receivers, due to an effective MSU pass rush.“They were blitzing on third down a lot, which seemed to be pretty effective,” left guard John Moffitt said.The lack of execution on third down was uncharacteristic of a team that converted 25 of 47 chances entering the game. On the defensive side, the Badgers had allowed just 14 of 51 chances against them to be converted.None however, might have been bigger than the Caper screen, which put Michigan State in the driver’s seat for the rest of the game.“I think the guy that was supposed to be covering [Caper] read blitz because of the way the protection went, so… give them credit, it was a change-up off of what they had done on that play,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said.Despite the fact all three of Michigan State’s turnovers came on third down, the Spartans were able to find enough success in their other third-down chances that the two interceptions and fumble didn’t cost them the game.Momentum, rhythm hard to come byWhile Wisconsin allowed itself to be gouged on third downs, the Badgers gave themselves a few chances to get back in the game.In the third quarter, Michigan State had a first-and-goal from the 7-yard line. Spartans running back Le’Veon Bell got the ball to the 1-yard line on third down and MSU decided to go for it on fourth down. Bell was stuffed by J.J. Watt and Culmer St. Jean, and the Badgers took over on downs.UW couldn’t do anything with the ensuing possession however, going three and out. Michigan State would take over at mid-field after a Brad Nortman punt and drive the ball back down for a touchdown and a 27-17 lead.Despite the perceived change in momentum, there was nothing to show for the goal-line stand but time off the clock.Down 20-10 at half, a largely ineffective UW offense dug a hole it couldn’t climb out of.“I think just the slow start in the first half,” Moffitt said. “I thought the second half we were finally getting things moving, but it was just too little too late.”After an uncharacteristically weak first drive, Wisconsin was able to take a 10-3 lead after an Antonio Fenelus interception that led to an eventual Badger touchdown and a forced fumble that led to a field goal.Penalties on the ensuing kickoff would turn the tide back in favor of the Spartans and a 74-yard punt return by Keshawn Martin would give MSU a control of the game it wouldn’t relinquish.A second interception after that punt return couldn’t help the Badgers either.“[The defense] got us the ball a few times in the first half and we need to do more with that,” Moffitt said.Although the Badgers were able to force a MSU punt to start the third quarter and respond with a touchdown drive, the rhythm was too hard to come by consistently.“I think early we just kind of started slow. I think that was why we weren’t able to really capitalize as much as we could,” tight end Lance Kendricks said.Consistency on both sides of the ball was simply lacking for the Badgers.“I felt a rhythm on that last touchdown drive,” Moffitt said. “I even felt a rhythm when we went up 7-3, but it wasn’t consistent and I think that’s the key to offense, a consistent rolling-down-the-hill style.”“That first touchdown in the second half was definitely a momentum-builder, St. Jean said. “Defense needed to come out and execute, we got the first three-and-out and then we just needed to do it one more time and I feel like our offense would have kept on rolling.”last_img read more

Second-half latest: Chelsea 1 Tottenham 2

first_imgGoals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min put Tottenham in command in the derby at Stamford Bridge, where they must win in order to keep their slim title hopes alive.With the home fans desperate for their team to ensure their London rivals do not win the Premier League, Chelsea’s players responded with a high-tempo start.But they were undone 10 minutes before half-time when a neat Spurs move culminated in Erik Lamela cleverly threading the ball through to Kane, who rounded keeper Asmir Begovic before applying the finish.And after Branislav Ivanovic gave the ball away a minute before the interval, Christian Eriksen played in Son, who coolly steered the ball past Begovic.Chelsea had gone close to taking an early lead when Gary Cahill headed wide from Cesc Fabregas’ left-wing corner.Fabregas then had a chance but side-footed wide from the edge of the penalty area after being teed up by Diego Costa, who later had a powerful shot tipped over by keeper Hugo Lloris.At the other end, Danny Rose shot wide from 25 yards, Son sent a left-footed effort well wide, and Kane fired over with a long-range free-kick before eventually breaking the deadlock.There was controversy soon after Son’s goal. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino broke up a scuffle between Willian and Rose near the touchline, and during a melee that followed Spurs’ Moussa Dembele appeared gouge Costa’s eyes.Cahill and skipper John Terry returned to the heart of the Chelsea defence following their respective injuries, while Eden Hazard was dropped to the Blues bench.Hazard replaced Pedro at half-time and forced a near-post save from Lloris as Chelsea attempted to get back into the game.But Tottenham, who have not won at the Bridge since 1990, remained a threat and Begovic twice saved to deny Kane, keeping out a header and a low shot from the England striker.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro (Hazard 45); Costa.Subs: Amelia, Baba, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Oscar, Traore.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Dinosaur Fight or Common Fate?

first_imgA fossil discovery by amateurs in Montana, reported by the Great Falls Tribune, shows “a meat-eater and a plant-eater – with their tails crossed like swords.”  The fossils show “remarkable detail, right down to tendons and teeth.”  The three amateur discoverers had been scouting on private property in Garfield County.  Finding bone fragments on a canyon floor, they noticed they came from bone sticking out of the hill in crumbly stone on the hillside. He scrambled about 20 feet up the side of the canyon, following a trail of bone fragments, to a flat ledge where he saw what was unmistakably a large fossil: a dinosaur pelvis exposed in the rock.    “Literally his butt was hanging out of the hill,” [Mark] Eatman said.    The team brushed away the crumbly stone, exposing a femur articulated into the pelvis and, even more striking, tendons.    “To see them like guitar strings going down the side of this big bone was pretty amazing,” Eatman said.The “world-class dinosaur find” included a Gorgosaur (like a T. rex) and a ceratopsian.  The carnivore was nearly 100% complete except for a claw.    The article discussed two controversies.  The primary dispute was about the rights of amateurs to find and sell fossils (see also a Nature article this week).  Another concerned the circumstances of the burial.  The discoverers found a tooth in the back of the plant-eater and wondered if the two were locked in combat when they died.  A paleontologist had another view.  “Based on the placement of the skeletons, it’s more likely that the two unfortunates were victims of a flood event and their bodies washed up on the same sandbar,” he said.The hypothesis of mortal combat appeals to our sense of drama from seeing B-movies of dinosaurs, but think about it: would Gorgon be thinking about a meal while drowning?  The pro believed that they were buried in a flood event.  That’s a common explanation for a dinosaur here, a dinosaur there, and a dinosaur over yonder.  The impressive wall of bone at Dinosaur National Monument far to the south in Utah is also explained by watery burial.  They never seem to consider connecting the dots that maybe the same flood event buried them all.  For tendons and articulated limbs to be preserved it must have been a very unusual and widespread event, unlike anything ever seen in Dinotopia before.  Does their entombment in crumbly rock really support the notion that the burial occurred 75 million years ago, and that these explorers happened along just as the bones were disintegrating?  Only if one believes in dumb luck.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Searching for Life for Personal Glory

first_imgAre origin-of-life seekers really trying to understand life, or are they seeking fame and prizes?Two guys from University College London sure got a lot of recognition when they boasted, “How we discovered the world’s oldest fossils” (The Conversation). Matthew Dodd and Dominic Papineau were scrounging for rocks in northeast Canada and found some stripey ones they thought might have markings that possibly were made by early organisms. Never mind that the markings are made of hematite (iron) and silicon—two unlikely minerals for life—and that the alleged “microfossils” are half a millimeter long and half the width of a human hair; never mind that similar markings might be found in rocks of your back yard of along a road cut in Alabama; if you can find something very old that might have been alive, you win 15 minutes of fame. Look how the world responded:4 billion year-old fossils found in Canadian quartz: These fossilized microorganisms could be the oldest record of life we have (Engadget).Traces in rock may be the oldest evidence of life on Earth ever (New Scientist).World’s oldest fossils unearthed (Science Daily).Earliest evidence of life on Earth ‘found’ (BBC News). Reporter Pallab Ghosh, faithful Darwin disciple at the British news service, got some juicy quotes out of Matt Dodd to make this one of the most significant discoveries in the history of the universe:“This discovery answers the biggest questions mankind has asked itself – which are: where do we come from and why we are here?“It is very humbling to have the oldest known lifeforms in your hands and being able to look at them and analyse them,” he told BBC News.Humility, that is, as in Look at us! We won a world record! And look at all the media hits on their publicity page: “Matthew Dodd and Dr Dominic Papineau (UCL Earth Sciences and the London Centre for Nanotechnology) led a team that discovered remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on Earth.”Dodd and Papineau look unassuming in their video clip. They don’t appear outwardly boastful. According to their paper in Nature, they exercised some diligence to falsify their hypothesis about organisms making the patterns. Dodd even allows for the possibility that these one-off markings, if they are fossils, don’t prove life is ubiquitous:Matthew Dodd concluded, “These discoveries demonstrate life developed on Earth at a time when Mars and Earth had liquid water at their surfaces, posing exciting questions for extra-terrestrial life. Therefore, we expect to find evidence for past life on Mars 4,000 million years ago, or if not, Earth may have been a special exception.”But other boasts to the press seem over the top. Look what Matt said to Pallab:He described how he felt when he realised the significance of the material on which he was working: “I thought to myself ‘we’ve got it, we’ve got the oldest fossils on the planet’.“It relates to our origins. For intelligent life to evolve to a level of consciousness, to a point where it traces back its history to understand its own origin – that’s inspirational.”Aren’t we the greatest scientists of all? Go, UCL! We just won the superbowl. Time for a victory tour! Maybe a book! Even a TV special!How long before another team scores with an even earlier date, demoting the UCL team to second place? How long do you suppose before other scientists look at these rocks and claim they have nothing to do with life?Few are commenting on the problems this early-life idea creates. If believed, it pushes the origin of life very close to the beginning of earth history, when the planet was hot and presumably hostile to life. Colin Barras in New Scientist, who apparently espouses the Popeye Theory of the evolution of life (3/17/09, 5/31/05), points out the ulterior motives behind this ‘science’ of discovery while he rattles off the uncomfortably-early dates:Explaining the origin of life is one of the biggest unclaimed prizes in biology, and one that many scientists – including Nobel prizewinners – are chasing. The only thing we know for certain is that life must have popped into existence sometime between Earth’s formation 4.5 billion years ago and the appearance of the first undisputed fossils, about 3.4 billion years ago.But these new ‘fossils’ are said to be 3.77 billion Darwin Years old, pushing the origin closer to the volcanoes and meteors of the so-called Hadean era. Barras continues the squeeze, saying, “The rocks here, on the coast of Hudson Bay, are at least 3.75 billion years old, and some geologists argue they are about 4.29 billion years old, which would mean they are just slightly younger than the planet itself.” So yes, one would have to say that, despite the extreme improbability (see Illustra’s film Origin), life must have “popped into existence” like magic soon after the planet formed.The UCL team also ties its hypothesis to the controversial hydrothermal-vent scenario for life, which some researchers consider highly implausible (the heat problem, the dilution problem, the genetics problem, more). But if they are not microfossils, they cannot be used as evidence for the hydrothermal vent scenario. Conversely, if the rocks are not from past hydrothermal vents, they cannot be used as evidence that life formed there. If they are neither, they cannot be used as evidence of either. Claims these rocks are hydrothermal in origin seem based on circumstantial evidence alone.As the Origin film explains, the essential molecules of life (proteins and nucleic acids) could not have formed in water, because water breaks the bonds that holds amino acids and nucleotides together. Ribose, essential for the ‘RNA World’ scenario, is particularly unstable. Nobody has any idea how it would form naturally. Yet so great is the faith of materialists—and so complete the indoctrination of the public—reporter Timothy Seppala ends his article at Engadget with these irrational words: “Where there’s water, there’s a way.”We keep telling you. They’re not really materialists. They’re pantheists and animists. In their religion, the spirits of emergence imbue matter with wishful fancies. It’s just waiting to “pop into existence” — just add water! The spirits will find a way.These days, you don’t even have to prove it. Just pick up a rock in Canada, run divination on it, and claim it’s alive (or it was). Instant fame! The priests and prophets of pantheistic materialism will love you, because you have glorified the Force. You have taken the answers to the biggest questions out of the hands of the despised theists, and offered them in homage to the Emperor, Charles the Great, master of the forces of nature, forever worshiped because he leaned over a warm little pond, uttered his incantations, and like a golden calf, out came Popeye.May the farce be with them, not with you.(Visited 51 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Will Apple’s Apology To China Be Enough To Fix Things?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… brian s hall Tags:#Apple#China#international#Tim Cook Early Monday morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook issued an apology letter, written in Chinese and posted to Apple’s corporate site in China, in which the company promised to improve its customer support and warranty policies in China. The mea culpa came after several public attacks by official China media.(See also What’s Really Behind China’s Attacks On Apple.)“Sincere Apologies”According to The Wall Street Journal, which offered a translation, the Cook letter read, in part:We are aware that a lack of communications… led to the perception that Apple is arrogant and doesn’t care or attach enough importance to consumer feedback. We express our sincere apologies for any concerns or misunderstandings this gave consumers.Cook’s contrite, rapid response ws not unexpected. Just last week, in “Nobody Likes Tim Cook. Oh, Except Apple Customers And His Peers,” I praised Cook for his willingness to quickly get in front of issues like Apple Maps and Foxconn labor concerns. And given that Apple’s 2012 sales in China were $23.8 billion and China is Apple’s second largest market, Cook really didn’t have much choice but to make nice.Will The Apology Help?Of continuing concern, though, is whether or not the China government is singling out Apple. Last month ReadWrite noted that actions taken across multiple organizations within China’s government could be part of a concerted effort to either limit Apple’s potential within the country or to help China build it’s own viable smartphone platform – to compete against Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. While this remains supposition, China’s aggressive pressure on Apple has clearly had an impact. Again, from the Journal:Apple has been the target of criticism in China’s state-run media since the middle of last month. China’s powerful national broadcaster, China Central Television, and The People’s Daily—the official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party—have accused Apple of skirting warranty periods, adopting customer-service policies that discriminate against Chinese customers, and formulating an inadequate and arrogant response to the reports.As ReadWrite detailed last month, a widely viewed China Central Television (CCTV) report that accused Apple of not fully meeting its product warranty obligations generated a significant social media backlash within the country. Per the Cook letter, Apple will extend warranty coverage on the iPhone 4 and 4S and will replace any broken iPhone 4 or 4S with a new phone – not a refurbished device, as was the previous practice. The company will also provide additional training to Apple authorized resellers regarding company warranty policy and make its product warranty policies more clear to prospective buyers.  Image of Tim Cook courtesy of Reuters.center_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

HC slams BCCI over Kings XI termination

first_imgThe Bombay High Court on Wednesday slammed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for appealing against its stay order on the termination of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab’s agreement.Upholding its decision to grant relief to Kings XI Punjab against the BCCI petition, the high court lashed out at the board and said that the basis of termination of the team was erroneous and flawed.This effectively means that there would be 10 teams in the forthcoming fourth season of IPL which is scheduled to begin just six days after the ICC World Cup.The court emphasised that the basis on which the BCCI terminated the contract was factually incorrect.In its appeal the BCCI had claimed that Punjab did not make a strong prima facie case that its consortium members were always in control. The BCCI had also claimed that the franchise did not meet the legal requirements needed to get the interim stay.The latest court order comes as yet another setback to the BCCI which had earlier terminated the contract of Rajasthan Royals along with that of Punjab.last_img read more

Joe Randle Scores 3 TDs in Losing Effort for Dallas Cowboys

first_imgThis was the second one. A sight I sure miss seeing in Stillwater.He went all Barry Sanders for his third.Randle became just the ninth player in Cowboys history to have three rushing TDs in a game and only the third since Emmitt Smith last did it in 1998. Well, Brandon Weeden didn’t get a win in his first start of 2015, but he and Joe Randle played quite well against the Atlanta Falcons in a 39-28 loss at home.Weeden was 22/26 for 232 yards and a pick. He flirted with the all-time NFL record for consecutive completions as he opened by completing his first nine passes to extend his streak to 21. The pick came on the next throw, though, and he fell three completions short.Randle was even better. The former Poke totaled 87 yards on 14 carries and posted three touchdowns. Here’s a look at his first one which was just spectacular.How great was this first TD from Joe Randle? #okstate South in Big D right now. pic.twitter.com/RrNMCtIPDa— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguy) September 27, 2015AdChoices广告 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more