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Resources Shared: Student Loans Webinar

first_imgBy Molly C. HerndonThanks to all who joined us this morning as Dr. Barbara O’Neill, Dr. Carrie Johnson and Elizabeth Coogan delivered a fantastic 90-minute look into the world of student loans. Their impact, research on borrower’s behavior and financial literacy as well as an an overview of the services provided by the Federal Student Aid Office was discussed in this webinar.Photo by Steven Depolo. CC BY 2.0.Additionally, many great resources were shared and several of you said you’d like to receive a list of those resources. All the links shared in today’s webinar are available here. These include links to the Financial Aid Toolkit, repayment estimator calculators, Federal Student Aid YouTube videos, research conducted by the NC 2172 project and much more.The webinar recording is available now, so please share the recording with a colleague or watch the webinar again.  Watching the recording is the best way to experience all the great interaction our webinar participants were having this morning.The slides from today’s webinar also include the resources shared in today’s webinar and are available here.Are there resources I missed? Any questions you had for our presenters that weren’t answered? Let me know here!last_img read more

India pip Zimbabwe by 3 runs to clinch T20I series

first_imgIndia survived a nervous finish to beat Zimbabwe by three runs in the final Twenty20 on Wednesday and clinch the series 2-1.Needing a four for victory off the last ball, Zimbabwe’s Elton Chigumbura couldn’t quite hit a full toss from Barinder Sran over the covers and was caught by Yuzvendra Chahal. If Chigumbura’s lofted drive was just a little higher, Zimbabwe could have been series winners.Asked to bat, India reached 138/6 with Kedar Jadhav leading with a half-century and appeared well in control near the end of the match. Zimbabwe needed 32 off the last two overs – and 21 off the last over. (MS Dhoni happy with India’s bowling pool )But seamer Sran, one of India’s two best bowlers on the day, gave up 17 runs off the first five balls of that final over – including a wide and a no ball. He finally got it together and Chahal and India just held on to win the series.Jadhav made 58 from 42 balls in India’s innings and Axar Patel added 20 precious runs in the final overs to push India to a reasonable score.Zimbabwe seemed a long way off when Dhawal Kulkarni dismissed Malcolm Waller, leaving the home team 104-5 in the 18th over.New batsman Timycen Maruma slogged two sixes over midwicket in his 23 not out, with his second blow off the first delivery of the last over. Chigumbura then sent an outside edge down to the third man boundary off the second-to-last ball to give Zimbabwe brief hope of stealing the game and the series. Chahal held on to the catch off the next ball as India squeezed home.advertisementKulkarni finished with 2-23 and Sran 2-31 for India.last_img read more

Baishya retained president of IWLF

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 30 (PTI) Birendra Prasad Baishya has been re-elected president of the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) in the Annual General Body Meeting here today.The newly formed Executive Committee of IWLF comprises seven vice-presidents, while Sahdev Yadav became the Secretary General.The elections of IWLF was conducted under strict guidelines, issued by the Sports Ministry. The observers from the Sports Ministry and Indian Olympic Association supervised the elections.New members of the elected body for the term 2017-21 are:President: Birendra Prasad BaishyaVice Presidents: D Chandrahas Rai, Tara Singh, Sunil Elangbam, K Suryanarayana, Narayan Sahu, Paramjit Singh, Abraham Techi.Secretary General: Sahdev YadavSecretary: Badeti VenkataramaiahTreasurer: Naresh SharmaJt. Secretaries: NPS Chauhan, Jayesh C Naik, H Thangchungnunga, S Udaya Kumar.Executive Members: M Ramkoteswara Rao, Pardeep Sharma, Kamaldeep Singh, Ranjit Bhattacharya, Ravi Sharma.Associate Vice Presidents: Pon. Robert Singh, Bhabajyoti Goswami, Sunil Kumar. PTI CM CMlast_img read more

Stars Come Out For Evening Before Party

first_imgTelevision’s biggest night took place in Century Park, CA this Saturday, September 21st, where the entertainment industry came together for the seventh annual “Evening Before” party, benefitting the MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund).The television industry, from Emmy presenters and nominees, to other TV industry members, helped raise funds to support the MPTF and its numerous programs and services the fund provides for its more than 60,000 members of the entertainment industry.The Seventh Annual Evening Before’s Host Committee consisted of Christina Applegate, Will Arnett, Emily Blunt & John Krasinski, Julie Bowen, Connie Britton, Ty Burrell, Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy, Jeff Daniels, Robin Dearden & Bryan Cranston, Zooey Deschanel, Michelle Dockery, Lena Dunham, Tina Fey, Mariska Hargitay & Peter Hermann, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall, Julianna Margulies, Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone, Helen McCrory & Damien Lewis, Seth Meyers, Elisabeth Moss, Jim Parsons, Aaron Paul, Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell, Eric Stonestreet, Emily VanCamp, Kerry Washington and Jennifer Westfeldt & Jon Hamm.The Executive Host Committee includes J.J. Abrams, Chris Albrecht, Len Amato, Kary Antholis, Matthew C. Blank, Linda & Jerry Bruckheimer, Charlie Collier, Roma Downey & Mark Burnett, Nancy Dubuc, Robert Greenblatt, Bonnie Hammer, Ted Harbert, Doug Herzog, Ryan Seacrest and many more.This year’s presenting sponsors were essie, PEOPLE magazine and Target, with additional support from platinum sponsors including AMC Networks and Netflix.“We are so happy this event is in its seventh year. It truly shows how the television community supports MPTF’s mission. We are grateful to our sponsors as well, for making this night possible,” said Ken Scherer, CEO of the MPTF Foundation.Among the celebrities who attended this year’s event were Shohreh Aghdashloo, Tim Allen, Morena Baccarin, Scott Bakula, William Baldwin, Greg Berlanti, Mayim Bialik, Matt Bomer, Powers Boothe, Alison Brie, Beau Bridges, Dan Bucatinsky, Rose Byrne, Jim Carter, Anna Chlumsky, James Cromwell, Jon Cryer, Whitney Cummings, Laura Dern, Taye Diggs, Nina Dobrev, Michael Douglas, Adam Driver, Edie Falco, Anna Faris, Vera Farmiga, Nathan Fillion, Michael J. Fox, Rupert Friend, Tony Goldwyn, Max Greenfield, Chelsea Handler, Marcia Gay Harden, Kit Harrington, Simon Helberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Freddie Highmore, Sarah Hyland, Allison Janney, Mindy Kaling, Alex Karpovsky, Jane Krakowski, Padma Lakshmi, Ali Larter, Melissa Leo, Natasha Lyonne, Joe Mantegna, Margo Martindale, Jack McBrayer, Mary McDonnell, Joel McHale, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant, Shemar Moore, Peter Morgan, Chris Noth, Jessica Pare, Mandy Patinkin, Zac Posen, Pablo Schreiber, Michael Sheen, Molly Sims, Alexander Skarsgård, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Spacey, David Spade, Toby Stephens, Charlize Theron, Robin Tunney, Jon Voight, Matthew Weiner, Allison Williams, and Robin Wright, among many others.“This is a week when the television community comes together to celebrate the best of the best, and we love being a part of it,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Foundation. “The Evening Before honors this fantastic industry while at the same time raising much needed dollars and awareness for a great cause.”Robyn Leuthe Norris produced the “Evening Before” for the seventh consecutive year, with designs of a relaxed town square atmosphere in the Park, by Silver Birches.The event is designed after the highly successful “Night Before,” another fundraiser held annually before the Academy Awards for the past eleven years to benefit the MPTF.last_img read more

Date for referenda on Cyprus set for 20 April UN

To facilitate preparations for the conduct of referenda on each side, the top United Nations adviser on Cyprus has informed the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders that the date for a referendum has been set for 20 April, according to the UN mission in the country.The announcement by Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, came yesterday, the UN peacekeeping force on the island (UNFICYP) said.Last month, the Greek Cypriot leader, Tassos Papadopoulos, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash, agreed to continue meeting in Nicosia until 22 March to discuss a plan initiated by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to reunify the island ahead of its entry into the European Union on 1 May.If the talks succeed in reaching agreement on modifications to the plan, then the entire proposal will be submitted to separate referenda for approval by the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots. read more

Langford leads Indiana to 6462 win over Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Romeo Langford scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to lead Indiana over Penn State 64-62 on Tuesday night.Rob Phinisee and Al Durham added 12 points apiece, Juwan Morgan chipped in 10 points and Justin Smith grabbed nine rebounds for the Hoosiers (7-2, 2-0 Big Ten), who won their second in a row.Rasir Bolton led Penn State (4-4, 0-2) with 17 points, Myles Dread had 12 points and Lamar Stevens added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Nittany Lions. Stevens had a final shot foiled by Smith, who ripped an inbounds pass away from a Penn State player in the waning seconds.After taking a 34-30 lead into halftime, the Hoosiers opened the second with a 12-2 run and built a 14-point advantage just over five minutes into the second half.They maintained a comfortable lead for much of the half, and a jumper from Evan Fitzner made it 63-52 Indiana with 3:58 left.But Bolton led a 10-1 run with nine points over that stretch in the final 3:14. His layup with 22 seconds left was the final basket.The Nittany Lions jumped out to a 9-0 lead to open the game before the Hoosiers closed the gap with a 10-1 run fueled by back-to-back 3-pointers from Devonte Green.Langford gave Indiana its first lead of the game with a 3-point play that made it 13-0 just over midway through the half.THE TAKEAWAYIndiana: Morgan’s health was of concern entering the night after he failed to finish Saturday’s game against Northwestern due to a right leg injury. But Morgan, who entered averaging 22.5 minutes per night, was able to play 26 minutes, four more than his season average.Penn State: The Nittany Lions can play all the defence they want but won’t get the results they want if they don’t shoot the ball better. Over their last four games in which they’re 1-3, the Nittany Lions have made just 37 per cent of their field goals.UP NEXTIndiana hosts Louisville on Saturday.Penn State hosts Colgate on Saturday.Travis Johnson, The Associated Press read more

Justice for Magdalenes group ends its campaign

first_imgTHE JUSTICE FOR Magdalenes (JFM) group has announced today it is to end its political campaign.The group, which began its campaign in June 2009, said that it believes it has achieved all it can by way of political advocacy. Survivors from the Magdalene laundries in Ireland received an apology from the Irish State and news that a compensation scheme was established for them by the Irish government on 19 February.JFM had been set up as a voluntary group to achieve such goals, and said today:It is the collective responsibility of all citizens to ensure that the promise of An Taoiseach’s official State apology (19 February 2013) is delivered upon.It has contacted all of the survivors and relatives that it has dealt with to inform them of the news, and says that it will continue to assist them in JFM’s personal capacities as they engage with the Magdalen Commission.It has been our great privilege to earn the women’s trust and we will always feel indebted to them for sharing their life stories with us. PreparationIn order to prepare for its withdrawal from the political arena, JFM has taken a number of steps, including publishing questions and concerns about the Magdalen Fund/Commission that it says remain unanswered.It has also published two self-help guides, one for survivors and one for family members.In March, JFM made a submission to the UN Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) requesting that it “monitor the design and implementation of the forthcoming Magdalene Laundries reparations process and […] make recommendations to, and engage in dialogue with, the Irish government as it deems appropriate”.We also expect that the government’s “scheme” will be considered in detail when Ireland is next examined by the UN Human Rights Committee in July 2014 and again by UNCAT in 2016.The FJM information phone line will now have an automated message directing callers to resources that are already available. It has published an income and expenditure statement on its website. It will continue to operate its website and Facebook page.JFM said that it will continue to engage in issues including the creation of a suitable national memorial, upkeep of Magdalene graves, educational and curricular initiatives and the completion of the Names Project.All materials related to the JFM political campaign will be archived and publicly available as part of the Magdalene Institutions: Archival and Oral History Project operated by the Women’s Studies Centre in the School of Social Justice at University College Dublin and funded by the Irish Research Council.JFM thanked those who helped it accomplish its goals, but particularly the survivors and their family members.Read: Oldest known Magdalene survivor dies at 97>last_img read more

Isotopes médicaux le réacteur Osiris redémarre

first_imgIsotopes médicaux : le réacteur Osiris redémarreLa production d’isotopes médicaux au sein du réacteur Osiris du Commissariat à l’énergie atomique (CEA) vient de redémarrer après cinq mois de travaux.Le réacteur de recherche Osiris, qui se trouve à Saclay, dans l’Essonne, produit  5% à 7% du molybdène 99 mondial. Cet isotope, après avoir été transformé en technétium 99m, sert à 80% des examens de médecine nucléaire dans le monde. Seuls sept réacteurs de ce type existent sur la planète et l’acheminement des isotopes vers les hôpitaux est complexe. En effet, la radioactivité du molybdène 99 diminue de moitié toutes les 66 heures et, une fois injecté, le technétium 99m perd, lui, la moitié de sa radioactivité toutes les six heures. Il faut donc faire vite, très vite.À lire aussiSortie du nucléaire : les groupes allemands réagissentUtilisés dans le traitement des cancers et lors d’examens d’imagerie comme la scintigraphie, les isotopes permettent également  de détecter des fractures ou des métastases osseuses. C’est ainsi qu’environ un million d’examens sont réalisés chaque année grâce au technétium 99m et ce, dans 220 services de médecine nucléaire en France, et jusqu’à 8 millions en Europe, rappelle le CEA.Après des travaux qui avaient débuté en juin, Osiris a donc pu repartir. Les travaux avaient été une première fois reportés suite à l’arrêt inattendu de deux réacteurs (un canadien et un néerlandais). Osiris avait alors assuré la production de 20% des besoins mondiaux. Malgré ces réparations servant à augmenter la sécurité du réacteur, celui-ci devrait céder la place au réacteur Jules Horowitz à partir de 2014.Le 25 novembre 2010 à 14:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


first_imgBy Rohey Jadama The National Youth Council (NYC) is about to conduct a research on Illegal Migration, also known as the ‘Backway‘, in the Gambia, as revealed by Mr. Alagie Jarju, the Program Manager of National Youth Council, who also doubles as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Activista, a Global Youth Network of Action Aid International the Gambia.Mr. Jarju said this at a panel discussion on Illegal Migration at the Christian Council organized by Activista the Gambia on the 29th of December, 2014.Elaborating on the main objective of this research, he said it is to know the reasons why the young people are going to Europe through the back way as it is not only the unemployed who undertake the journey but the employed as well. He said they also want to have statistics on the numbers of young people who died during the course of the journey as well as those who succeeded.Mr. Jarju said the conclusions of this research would help efforts to come up with appropriate solutions and projects that will help to curb its prevalence and reduce its incidence. He noted that adequate time should be devoted to skills development and that the curriculum needs to be checked to ensure subjects such as Technical drawing, Wood work, and Metal work are provided. He said skills development should be started at the grassroots level and not to be reserved only for those students who have poor results such as aggregate 54. He said no country can develop if only one side of the economy is moving.For his part, the Director of Action Aid International the Gambia (AAITG), Mr. Omar Badjie said the youth are a population that can make development to be realised in this country. He said migration has both positive and negative consequences, as some people will succeed and send hard currencies into the Gambia which is good for the economy and others would die before reaching their targeted destinations.AAITG Director revealed that his organisation would be embarking on research on youth unemployment and as well develops the capacity of the youth on literacy, good governance, entrepreneurial skills as well as support their organizations and networking. He concluded that the best way to influence a policy is to network with other like minded organisations.]]>last_img read more

Riverview to report 3rdquarter loss

first_imgVancouver’s Riverview Bancorp, parent of Riverview Community Bank, said Friday it expects to report a loss of $4.5 million to $5.6 million in its fiscal third quarter, largely due to its decision to increase its loan loss reserve from $2.2 million to as much as $8 million.In a news release, Riverview said its loan loss provision increase is primarily due to lower-than-expected real estate appraisals it received on five loans categorized as impaired. Riverview said it will record $5.7 million in reduced value on these five loans.With the increase, the loan loss reserve will represent between 2.17 percent and 2.27 percent of total loans. Riverview also expects to record write-downs of approximately $2.5 million on bank-owned real estate properties for the quarter, which ended Dec. 31. These write-downs were primarily the result of a recent appraisal on one bank-owned property and a pending sale on a second property, it said.“Recognizing the valuation declines and bolstering our loan loss reserves will help position Riverview for recovery and financial growth over the long term,” said Pat Sheaffer, chairman and CEO. “We continue to have success in our core operations with strong deposit flows, a solid net interest margin, and a growing customer base.”Ron Wysaske, bank president and chief operations officer, said the results reflect continuing challenges in real estate markets.“The loans and properties giving rise to the charges this past quarter represent primarily land development and building-lot loans,” Wysaske said. “Our intention is to continue to reduce our exposure to these types of loans and to sell any properties we acquire as expeditiously as possible.”last_img read more

Anchorage ranks among nations top bike commuting cities

first_imgAnchorage is celebrating it’s 10th annual Bike to Work Day on Wednesday — an event aimed at promoting bike commuting in Anchorage. But Bike to Work Day isn’t the only time cyclists are on the road in the city. Data from the American Community Survey says that bike commuting in Anchorage is up 151 percent since 1990. It’s one of the top cities in the nation for bike commuters.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Jackie Edwards pushes her teal bike up the hill on the Chester Creek Trail toward the bridge over Northern Lights.“I am bike commuting from work,” she says, pausing to catch her breath. “To my house.”It’s her first time trying it.“I’m just trying to include a little bit more activity in my life. And I’ve always wanted to ride my bike but I didn’t have the guts. Within the last week or so, I just decided I wanted to give it a shot.”She says as a beginner, it’s exhausting, but worth it.“I get to see pockets of my community that I would never, ever see driving in my vehicle. So it’s great.”Edwards is joining more than 1,800 regular bike commuters in Anchorage. It seems like a small number — it’s only 1.1 percent of all commuters in the city. But it’s almost twice the national average. And the number doesn’t account for folks who bike other places like to the grocery store or to volunteer positions, as Chris Black is doing.“For me, I like it,” he says as he pauses at the same hill.  “It’s a really good alternative. You lose a few pounds and stuff like that.”Black says he bikes because it’s healthy for him. Bill Popp from the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation says it’s also healthy for the local economy. Retail sales are up for bikes and bike parts. And Popp says making the community more bike friendly attracts young professionals and, to a degree, some businesses.“When they’re thinking about making an investment in a city,” he explains they think, “what kind of cultural and environmental opportunity does that city represent to the workforce that they’re going to want to hire either by importing that workforce or hiring it locally and retaining it.”But along with all of the positives are some negatives. Cyclist and driver Julie Saddoris says she’s been almost hit by cars a few times and sometimes drivers are just rude to her.“Cyclists and cars interact on the road together, and there’s a lot of anxiety and frustration on both sides. And I think that improvements could be made to make the two coexist better on the road.”So what’s the solution? She says one is increasing awareness. She’s proposing a “Share the Road” specialized license plate to the next state legislature.But Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage Co-founder Brian Litmans says sometimes it’s easier than that. He says reports confirm that there’s safety in numbers.“With more people out there bicycling, motorists become more aware and recognize there’s more bicyclists on the road. So I think we’re seeing that the behaviors are just starting to change,” he says. “More motorists are recognizing me at crosswalks and waving me through. And that makes it a much safer city to bike in.”Litmans says the city also needs better marking and signage on bike lanes and bike routes, so people are more likely to see cyclists.Back on the trail, Edwards, the first time bike commuter, says making use of the new perspective of being on a bike helps keep her safe, too.“I think it’s interesting – I’m more aware. More aware, just paying attention to all of the traffic around me versus when I’m in my car.” She says she pays attention when she’s in her car, but when she’s on her bike paying attention prevents her from getting hit.After her brief rest, she’s ready to finish her ride. She hops on her bike and is off.last_img read more

Dengue and malaria cases on the rise

first_imgHyderabad: There is an increase of dengue and malaria cases in the city. The highest incidence of both viral fevers has been reported from Masab Tank area. The number of dengue cases from January 1 to Aug 15 is more than that of the cases of malaria in the city. A total of 287 dengue cases have been reported this year.Speaking to the Hans India, Dr J Venkati, District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO), Hyderabad, said, “Compared to last year, there is an increase in the number of cases of malaria and dengue this year. We use the anti-viral measures to contain the rise of these diseases. Our officers visit those areas which are in high contact with these diseases and find out the reasons for the increase of these diseases.” Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Stagnant water is one of the causes of malaria and dengue. Even a little amount of stagnant water can lead to the growth of these diseases. A little amount of water left stagnating outside or inside the house can lead to the propagation for mosquitoes which transmit these diseases. The temperature of the area can also lead to these diseases. The chances of these diseases are higher when the temperature of an area is 30 or near to 30 degree C, said the DMHO. “We also have been conducting different awareness programmes in the areas to make people aware about the increase and causes of these diseases. A number of free health camps have also been provided to find out whether the locals of the areas were in contact of these diseases,” added Venkati.last_img read more

Maharshi HD print officially available on internet Where to watch Mahesh Babu

first_imgMaharshiTwitterThe HD print of Maharshi starring Mahesh Babu is finally out on the internet. It is not a pirated copy, but the makers have officially released the full movie, which can be watched online on Amazon.Maharshi was released in the cinema halls on May 9 and took the box office by storm. With its superb collections, the Vamshi Paidipally-directed movie has become the highest grossing Telugu film of 2019. It has also emerged as the first film to complete a successful run of 50 days in 200 theatres around the world.On its 50th day, Amazon Prime has released the HD print of Maharshi on its online platform for its subscribers. Actress Pooja Hegde, who has played the female lead in the film, tweeted the link to the movie and wrote, “Rishi, Ravi, and Pooja are back with #Maharshi, this time on @PrimeVideoIN. Don’t miss the fun guys. Stream Now Amazon #AmazonPrimeDay #DiscoverTheJoyOfMore.” MaharshiTwitterDil Raju, who is thrilled over its success, had announced to hold a grand function to celebrate 50-day run. He tweeted, “#Maharshi running towards 50 Days in 200 centres. . Thank you one & all for giving us this EPIC BLOCKBUSTER . Join us in #CelebratingMaharshi 50 Days event on June 28th from 6PM in Shilpa Kala Vedika. @urstrulymahesh @directorvamshi @hegdepooja @allarinaresh @ThisisDSP.”But a day before this event, superstar Mahesh Babu’s stepmother Vijaya Nirmala passed away following heart attack. The makers postponed this event as a mark of the respect to the senior actor. Producer Dil Raju, the owner of Sri Venkateswara Creations, tweeted, “#Maharshi 50 days event which was scheduled for 28th June 2019 stands postponed.”All the fans of Mahesh Babu, who is currently mourning the death of Vijaya Nirmala, are eagerly waiting to hear the new date of the 50-day event of Maharshi. The rituals of Vijaya’s death are reportedly held on July 5 and the makers are expected to announce the fresh date after this ritual.last_img read more

LeBron is the new NBA establishment Phil Jackson Deal with it

first_imgIn a recent interview, Phil Jackson made comments referring to LeBron’s business team as a “posse.” Colin doesn’t think the comments were racially motivated, but he does believe they were intentionally disparaging and demeaning, and Jackson is too smart to not know how they would land.Sports, like politics, is all about power, and the establishment is always in fear of losing it. LeBron James and his business associates have upset the traditional NBA power structure and made him the most powerful person in the NBA. NBA archetypes like Phil Jackson and Pat Riley are clearly struggling with losing their power within the league to players, like LeBron. Colin says deal with it, times have changed. (Maverick Carter joins the show for an exclusive interview to give his reaction to the comments)“LeBron is the new establishment. Deal with it.”Colin has had it with the College Football Playoffs, and the idea that only conference champions can make the playoffs. This year, Ohio State is headed for an 11-1 season, with their only loss coming on the road at Penn State, in which they led most of the game. But, they could find themselves on the outside, looking in at the Final Four because Penn State holds the tiebreaker.Colin says enough is enough, he’s in favor of Ohio State making the Final Four if they win out because they’re the second best team in the country. In practically every other sport, teams don’t have to win their conference to make the playoffs. College football shouldn’t be any different.“In the NFL. In the NBA. In the NHL. In Major League Baseball. You can be a wild card team and win the World Series, a Super Bowl, a Stanley Cup. Why be paralyzed by all these qualifiers? Why even have a committee? Just check the boxes.”  Colin is on the record saying that the Big Ten, as a conference, has better coaches than the SEC, and are gaining in the arms race for the best college football conference. But, the SEC is still lapping the field in terms of NFL talent, and it’s not even close.  In last night’s Monday Night Football game between the Bengals and the Giants, SEC alums on both teams made all the big plays. Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Landon Collins, Jeremy Hill and A.J. Green, to name a few. The SEC may not have the best coaches, but they’re still lapping the field in terms of NFL talent. It’s not even close.“Don’t kid yourself. This sport is overwhelmingly run by one conference. It’s in the South, the SEC.” Guests:Ty Law – 3-time Super Bowl champ is in-studio to talk Patriots, what it was like playing for both Belichick and Pete Carroll, if the Steelers problems are the fault of the coaches or the players, what he saw in a young Tom Brady that showed he would be successful, and the cutthroat business of the NFL for a veteran player at the end of his career.Jason McIntyre – Founder of the Big Lead and co-host of Speak for Yourself is in-studio to discuss Phil Jackson’s “posse” comments, how he thinks the College Football Playoff will play out, why he’s in favor of an 8-team playoff, and his take on Westbrook’s struggles without Durant in OKC.Maverick Carter – Founder of LMR Marketing and business associate of LeBron James joins the show to give his reaction to Phil Jackson’s comments referring to LeBron’s business team as a “posse”, how LeBron changed his feelings about forgiving Dan Gilbert for his comments and returning to Cleveland, and when LeBron might stop by to sit on the couch for an interview in The Herd.Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to discuss Colin’s interview with Maverick Carter and Phil Jackson’s comments, why they were disparaging, how LeBron has changed the power structure of the NBA, and whether there is any truth to the rumors that Klay Thompson is on the trading block in Golden State.Charles Haley – NFL Hall of Famer, 5-time Super Bowl Champ, and author of Fear No Evil: Tackling Quarterbacks and Demons on My Way to the Hall of Fame, joins the show to talk about his battles with PTSD, bipolar disorder and depression after his playing career, how he overcame it, if he thinks it affected his playing career, if he felt his play was overlooked by the media, and which coaches he had the biggest impact on his life.last_img read more

Pats fan who pulled Steelers hotel fire alarm to police Im drunk

first_imgThe night before the Patriots drilled the Steelers in the AFC Championship game, someone pulled the fire alarm at the Pittsburgh hotel. It wasn’t Bill Belichick, he apparently had an ironclad alibi.According to the Massachusetts State Police, 25-year old Boston area native Dennis Harrison is the guilty party. He’s a Pats fan.Per the Boston Globe, Harrison was at a house party at a friend’s place in Revere, when he was dared to pull the fire alarm at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport Hotel, where the Steelers were staying. Harrison, who was a couple of sodas deep, accepted the dare.He and a friend drove to the hotel, but that’s where the master plan went awry. Harrison entered the hotel and pulled the alarm, but when he exited the building to escape the scene, his getaway driver had ditched him. Good friends don’t always make good accomplices. Advertisement Harrison was discovered wandering around the perimeter of the building and was eventually ID’ed by police as the suspect.When asked why he did it, Harrison fired off a classic response, stating,“I’m drunk. I’m stupid. I’m a Pats fan.” You have to give the guy points for honesty.On Monday, Harrison appeared in East Boston Municipal Court, and plead not guilty to disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and setting off a false fire alarm. He was released on his own recognizance.Maybe next time he plans a crime, he should use his underachieving, genius friend, who secretly solves complex math equations while working the night-shift as a janitor at MIT. He’s wicked smahhht.last_img read more

Dont forget MSC Cruises 96 hour sale

first_imgMSC Cruises Don’t forget MSC Cruises 96 hour saleDon’t forget MSC Cruises 96 hour saleGet ready to plan your next holiday and bag yourself a bargain with our 96 hour sale starting soon! With savings of up to 50% for 2016-2017 sailings, it will be hard to say no to these great deals.With over 60 itineraries to choose from cruising the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Northern Europe, guests will have the luxury of choice as they find themselves the perfect holiday. Valid on selected itineraries departing from September 2016 to March 2017, enjoy exceptional value while you create priceless memories.Enjoy 7 nights of Mediterranean cruising from just $452 (AUD)/ $499 (NZD) per person, or experience the Caribbean lifestyle with 7 night cruises starting from $555 (AUD)/ $615 (NZD) per person.Sale begins 28th June 2016 and ends 1st July 2016. With only 96-hours to secure your spot, you won’t want to miss out! MSC Cruisesbook your cruise hereContact UsMarketing Department MSC Cruises (Australia & New Zealand) Pty Limited Telephone: 1300 028 502 Cruises, part of the MSC Group, is the number one cruise line in Europe, South America and South Africa, and sails year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Its seasonal itineraries cover northern Europe, Cuba and the West Indies, South America, Southern Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. MSC Cruises feels a deep responsibility for the environments in which it operates, and was the first company ever to earn the Bureau Veritas “7 Golden Pearls” for superior management and environmental stewardship. In 2009, MSC Cruises began an enduring partnership with UNICEF to support various programmes assisting children worldwide. So far, more than €3m has been collected in voluntary guest donations. MSC Cruises was born in the Mediterranean, and draws inspiration from this heritage to create a unique experience for holidaymakers worldwide. Its fleet comprises 14 modern ships: MSC Preziosa; MSC Divina; MSC Splendida; MSC Fantasia; MSC Magnifica; MSC Poesia; MSC Orchestra; MSC Musica; MSC Sinfonia; MSC Armonia; MSC Opera, MSC Lirica. and the 2 newest ships MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside, which are now available for sale. In 2014, MSC Cruises launched a €5.3 billion investment plan through the order of two ships of the Meraviglia generation and two others of the Seaside generation (plus an option for a third) and in February 2016, confirmed the existing options to build a further two Meraviglia Plus ships with an even greater capacity. This means seven new ships will enter MSC Cruises’ fleet by 2021, enabling the Company to double its capacity to more than 3.4 million passengers a year.@MSCCruisesAUSSource = MSC Cruiseslast_img read more

Australia to star in new TV drama aimed at capturing Brazilians growing

first_imgTourism Australia has teamed up with Brazil’s leading TV network Globo to produce Australian episodes of its new TV drama – Totalmente Demais – helping to further boost Brazilian’s growing desire for holidaying in Australia.The visit, which is being conducted in partnership with Destination New South Wales and Tourism and Events Queensland, will see four episodes of the Brazilian telenovela (TV drama) filmed against a backdrop of some of the most iconic attractions of Sydney and The Whitsundays.Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan said Brazil was a fast growing emerging tourism market for Australia and the show will help to further boost the attractiveness of Australia as a travel destination.“Australia is a destination that is now being discovered by Brazilians – we have seen Brazilian visitor arrivals and spend quadruple in the past 10 years and what’s more the market is also one of the top three luxury markets for Australia behind the USA and China,” O’Sullivan said.“Globo TV is a market leader in Brazil and famous for its telenovela productions. At any single moment of the day, close to 22 million Brazilians are tuning in one of these shows. Their reach and impact is huge.“We expect that having spectacular images of Australia broadcast on screens across Brazil to millions of viewers will help to further boost the attractiveness of Australia, which Brazilians already consider as one of the ‘hottest’ destinations in the world to visit right now,” O’Sullivan said.NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres said, “Sydney is Australia’s most popular destination for visitors from Brazil and showcasing the harbour city’s iconic landscape and attractions to millions of TV viewers will provide Brazilians with even more incentive to visit NSW. Brazil is the State’s largest South American visitor market and the number of visitors to NSW in the past financial year grew by 25%, a trend we want to see continue.”Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) Chief Executive Leanne Coddington said Queensland was an aspirational destination for Brazilian travellers who love our lifestyle and beach culture.“TEQ has stepped up its focus in the Americas in recent years to maximise opportunities out of the emerging South American market,” Coddington said.The episodes of Totalmente Demais, which translates to ‘Totally Awesome’, being filmed in Australia will star Juliana Paes, named as one of the 100 Most Sexy personalities in the world by USA magazine People, who plays the role of Carolina and award winning actor Fábio Assunção, who plays the role of Arthur.In the past year, the number of Brazilians that visited Australia grew 19% to 46,400 and spend grew 11% to USD 322 million.last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 6 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim does an interview with The Doug & Wolf Show on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Matt Layman/Arizona Sports) The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday the signing of eight players to future contracts for 2019. All eight players were on the Cardinals’ practice squad this season.The eight players signed are offensive linemen Justin Evans, Coleman Shelton and Will House, quarterback Charles Kanoff, cornerbacks Jonathan Moxey and Deatrick Nichols, linebacker Pete Robertson and running back Brandon Wilds.Among the group, only Nichols saw time in NFL games this season. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Robertson and Wilds are the only other players who have played NFL games in their careers at all.Related LinksCardinals players laud fired coach Steve Wilks’ leadershipNichols played two games and recorded one tackle for the Cardinals this season, appearing in contests at Los Angeles and San Francisco. Robertson played four games last season and had two tackles, while Wilds has played seven games over two seasons with the Jets and Jaguars, rushing for 42 yards on 16 carries.last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jul 3, 2019 12:13 pm PDT Hot dog champ Joey Chestnut: I’ll ‘do what it takes’ to win AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Eleven-time and defending men’s champion Joey Chestnut, left, and former champion and number three ranked eater in the world Matt Stonie pose together during Nathan’s Famous international Fourth of July hot dog eating contest weigh-in at the Empire State Building on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) NEW YORK — Eleven-time champion Joey Chestnut says he expects this year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest to be “a battle.”But the 35-year-old Chestnut said Wednesday that he’ll “find a rhythm and do what it takes” to win the Fourth of July eat-off in Brooklyn’s beachside Coney Island neighbourhood.Chestnut joined other competitors at the Empire State Building for the weigh-in for Thursday’s contest.Chestnut weighed in at 216.5 pounds (98 kilos), while defending women’s champion Miki Sudo weighed 114 pounds (52 kilos).Chestnut ate 74 wieners and buns to claim the 2018 title. Sudo ate 37 to triumph on the women’s side.Thursday’s top five winners of each gender will split $40,000. The two first-place winners will each earn $10,000.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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