Ill never forgive you Victim impact statements at hearing for Calgary killer

first_imgCALGARY – Loved ones of a Calgary woman who was raped and murdered in 2015 say they’ll never forgive her killer and the brutal nature of the crime has caused lasting harm.Curtis Healy was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the death of Dawns Baptiste, a 31-year-old mother of four. He received an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.The tall, lanky 29-year-old stood silently with his hands clasped in front while the sentence was read.Baptiste’s brother, Alex, spoke directly to Healy in his victim impact statement.“You took away my little sister. You took away a mother that had future goals,” he said. “I’ll never forgive you for this. You took away my niece and my nephews’ mother. My mother’s without a daughter, a beautiful daughter.”Alex Baptiste said outside court that Healy didn’t look at him as he spoke.“He had no sign of remorse or anything. I don’t know how a person like that can live with themselves.”Queen’s Bench Justice Charlene Anderson called Healy’s crime “reprehensible and beyond comprehension” and “senseless, vicious and brutal.”“You showed absolutely no remorse or regret for what you did to her,” she said.“She was loved and important to her friends and her family and her children, and your actions have robbed them forever of her love and support.”Some relatives described getting sick, having to switch jobs and seeing relationships break down as a result of the ordeal that began 3 1/2 years ago.A few described being afraid to ride on light-rail transit or suffering anxiety when passing by the northeast Calgary station Healy and Baptiste stopped at the night he killed her.After Baptiste told Healy to leave her alone, he stomped her head, hit her with a bottle, dragged her into a back yard, raped her and struck her with a large rock. She was found a day later in the snow, facedown with her lower body exposed.Cousin Louise Baptiste said she lost weight, fell into a depression, nearly had to quit her master’s degree and had to switch to a job where she didn’t have to take the C-Train.She said the sentence won’t bring her cousin back.“Dawns had a very kind heart. She was quiet, but she was always laughing every time she was with her kids.”Her children are now between the ages of five and 13. The youngest was just a baby when Baptiste was killed.Defence lawyer Shamsher Kothari said his client was surprised and shocked at the conviction and that there are numerous grounds on which to appeal.He said those include a warrant that was not executed for a material witness, cognitive issues Healy had during the police interview in which he confessed and the fact that some jurors went for drinks at a hotel restaurant with TVs on and other patrons present while they were to have been sequestered.“All of those issues combined obviously have to be taken to the Court of Appeal at some point.”Cousin Verlyn Baptiste said the murder will always haunt her family, but they must pick up the pieces.“He got what he deserved. He showed no mercy for her, so why should we show mercy for him?” she said after the sentencing.“We can begin to heal now, but his pain is only beginning.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misspelled the first name of defence lawyer Shamsher Kothari.last_img read more

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Morocco Beats Slovakia 21 in PreWorld Cup Match

Rabat – Morocco beat Slovakia (2-1) Monday in Geneva in a World Cup warm-up.After their draw against Ukraine (0-0) last Thursday in their first pre-World Cup game, the national team has raised the bar, scoring double against Slovakia (2-1), Monday night in Geneva, Switzerland.For the second pre-World Cup game, the national team made quite the impression by beating Slovakia thanks to goals from Ayoub El Kaabi (63’) and Younes Belhanda (74’). Jan Gregus opened the scoring for Slovakia in the 59th minute, but El Kaabi equalized five minutes later. Midfielder Younes Belhanda scored the second goal for Morocco (74th min).On social media, Moroccan supporters seemed to be satisfied by the Atlas Lions, praising especially El Kaabi and Harit.The next match of the Atlas Lions will take place on June 9 against Estonia on their home turf, six days before Morocco’s first World Cup match against Iran on June 15.The Atlas Lions will play against Portugal in their second game on June 20 and against Spain on June 25 in Morocco’s final first-round match. read more

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Security Council delegation to meet Sudanese President

5 June 2008A Security Council mission visiting Africa is expected to meet with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir today in Khartoum, the country’s capital. Earlier in the day, the team visited the headquarters of the UN-African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Darfur, known as UNAMID, in El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state.“The people of Sudan are waiting for UNAMID to fulfil its promises,” Rodolphe Adada, the UN-AU Joint Special Representative for Darfur, told the mission. “The world has placed its confidence in this mission. It will wither away if we are not able to deliver.”He appealed to the Council for assistance in speeding up the deployment of forces. At full deployment, UNAMID is expected to have some 26,000 troops and police officers, making it the world’s largest peacekeeping operation, but to date, only 10,000 unformed personnel have been deployed.“I need your help to come in time,” Mr. Adada told the team, led by Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo of South Africa and Ambassador John Sawers of the United Kingdom. “If we wait longer, we might not be able to maintain the most important capital for any peacekeeper: local trust.”The Council mission also stopped at Zam Zam camp, where they were greeted by hundreds of internally displaced persons (IDPs) bearing signs that read, “No to War, Yes to Peace.”Sheikhs, chiefs and other camp residents expressed to the delegation that their main concern is security and protection, urging the Council to do its utmost to allow UNAMID to help Darfurians.The delegation also visited the Wali of North Darfur, who pledged his Government’s full support in UNAMID’s deployment, but urged the Council mission to take the opinions of all sides into consideration.“The importance of the work of the UN has come through very strongly and the scale of the challenge and the commitment of the people on the ground has also made a vivid impression on us members of the Security Council,” Mr. Sawers told reporters at the end of the four-day visit to Sudan.He called on the African nation’s Government to keep airports in Darfur open to the UN at all times to enhance delivery of humanitarian aid.More than 2.7 million people have been displaced from their homes across Darfur since 2003 because of fighting between rebels, Government forces and allied militiamen, while another 300,000 are estimated to have died, either through direct combat or disease, malnutrition or reduced life expectancy.Meanwhile, the UN and AU envoys spearheading efforts to reach a lasting political solution in Darfur – Jan Eliasson and Salim Ahmed Salim – today wrapped up two days of talks with regional and global partners, as well as Sudan, in Geneva.The meeting was part of an effort to reassess the political landscape following recent developments, including the postponement of talks on security between the parties, Mr. Eliasson told reporters.“The focus now has to be on de-escalation,” he said, stressing that the Security Council, regional countries, Sudan and the parties all had to work together to find a solution. read more

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Jane Fonda sells northern New Mexico ranch after a year on the

by The Associated Press Posted Oct 1, 2015 4:41 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 6:14 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Jane Fonda sells northern New Mexico ranch after a year on the market; was listed at $19.5M SANTA FE, N.M. – Jane Fonda’s ranch in northern New Mexico has finally sold after going on the market more than a year ago.The Swan Land Co. of Bozeman, Montana, confirmed Thursday that the actress’s Forked Lightning Ranch just north of Santa Fe has a buyer.The owner of the real estate company, Mike Swan, could not release any details about the terms of the sale or the sales price due to confidentiality agreements. The original listing price was $19.5 million.Fonda bought the ranch in 2000 and spent two years having a new 9,600-square-foot home built on the property. It was featured in the March 2014 issue of Architectural Digest.The ranch also includes a guest home, a log house, a 12-stall horse barn and a gym. read more

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Addressing Assembly Portugal highlights need for UN reform conflict prevention measures

. “Your priorities, Mr. Secretary General, are the same as ours: an Organization that is stronger, offers greater solidarity and is capable of preventing conflicts, alleviating human suffering and promoting peace and prosperity,” the Minister said, also mentioning the importance of having a “more transparent, more effective and more adaptable” UN. As for organizational reform, he said consolidating a culture of conflict prevention requires action across the board and an integrated vision of the three pillars of the UN system –peace, human rights and sustainable development – as well as closer institutional cooperation between the organs of the Charter, namely the General Assembly and the Security Council. Mr. Santos Costa said the Security Council must be reformed to ensure a better representation of today’s world. “The African continent cannot be denied a permanent presence, and Brazil and India are also two inescapable examples,” he added in his address to the Assembly’s annual general debate. During his speech, he positioned Portugal as a multilateral country contributing to the battle against terrorism, supporting the protection of migrants and refugees, and makes participation in peacekeeping operations one of the clearest priorities of its foreign policy. “Multilateralism is the only framework for the defense of the common good of humanity and the collective promotion of peace, security and development. In no way does it diminish the sovereignty of each nation, nor the capacity for decision of their people and institutions,” he told world leaders. Full statement available here read more

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Western Australia set to become the battery supplier state

first_imgWestern Australia could soon become a hub for battery manufacturing with the state expected to be the only jurisdiction in the country to produce all raw materials for lithium ion battery production. That is the view of Minerals Commodities Lltd Business Development Manager, Daniel Hastings, whose company is developing the Munglinup graphite project, about 100 km west of Esperance in Western Australia.Speaking on day one of the inaugural Paydirt 2018 Battery Minerals Conference in Perth, Hastings said WA will soon be well positioned to entice battery manufacturers to invest in infrastructure.“We believe that with WA expected to become the only jurisdiction in Australia and possibly the world producing all raw materials for lithium ion battery production – including nickel sulphate, lithium carbonate and hydroxide, and potentially battery anode material – the state will be well positioned to entice battery manufacturers to invest in infrastructure here,” he said.“We take the view – like most other companies – that the current energy revolution has just begun and the outlook for battery raw materials is extremely positive. We identified graphite (its Munglinup graphite project ) as a target due to the belief that environmental issues in China, along with the average grade of these Chinese deposits, the projected increase in demand for anode material, the desire for battery producers to diversify geographical sources of graphite, and the likely sovereign risk and other locational issues with operating in Eastern Africa, would provide the basis for sustained increases in natural flake graphite prices over the longer term.The Munglinup graphite deposit’s grade is in the top quartile for global flake resources, with a high grade Measured and Indicated JORC compliant Mineral Resource of 3.625 Mt at 15.3% graphite for 554,000 t of contained graphite, with the deposit open at strike and depth.Munglinup has a fully granted mining lease valid until August 2031, with adjoining exploration licence. The tenements are located in a fully gazetted mining reserve, with no native title or private land ownership issues.Studies have indicated that the project could be in the lowest cost operating quartile and in the highest-grade quartile, as compared against global flake graphite deposits.last_img read more

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Welfare cheats cheat us all New campaign wants public to blow the

first_img By Christina Finn Apr 18th 2017, 7:00 AM Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3344251 75 Comments Source: Department of Social Protection(Can’t see, click here)The Department of Social Protection has rolled out new initiatives to tackle welfare fraud such as the introduction of a modern debt management system.A special investigation unit, consisting of trained inspectors and Garda officers, also operate in the department, tasked to identify more serious breaches.Varadkar said his department has also deployed identity and analytics software and other intelligence systems to reinforce its fraud prevention work. New advert to be used in welfare fraud campaign. Source: Department of Social ProtectionThe new advertising campaign asks questions such as: ‘Would you report a welfare cheat?’The adverts are designed to make people sit up and think about the issue, and take action if they do have information, said a department spokesperson.The minister said members of the public play an important role in supporting anti-fraud activities, with concerned citizens making 19,000 reports in 2016.Every year thousands of allegations of welfare fraud are made to the department. Some of these transpire to be genuine cases and result in payments being suspended.The payments are recovered if the case is genuine and some cases also merit prosecution. Source: Department of Social Protection(Can’t see, click here)Confidential reports can be made using:A confidential facility on-line on the Department’s website www.welfare.ie/cheats where concerns can be reportedThe dedicated telephone facility 01 673 45 45 staffed by trained personnelReports by letter are also welcomed and encouraged (Fraud Reports, Central Control Division, DSP, Shannon Lodge, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim).Reports can also be made to any of the Department’s offices nationwide.Overall, the department conducts around one million claim reviews annually.Varadkar said the continued roll-out of the Public Services Card, which gives people access a range of public services, has considerably reduced the potential for identity fraud.The minister said he wants to strengthen the legislative provisions to deter abuse of the social welfare system, including publishing the names of persons who are prosecuted for social welfare fraudHe also aims to apply interest on overpayments resulting from fraud.Read: Martin McGuinness’ gravestone unveiled in Derry>Read: Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers> Tuesday 18 Apr 2017, 7:00 AMcenter_img ‘Welfare cheats cheat us all’: New campaign wants public to blow the whistle on welfare fraud It’s estimated that last year suspected fraud overpayments of Jobseeker’s Allowance cost €14 million. 29,755 Views Share Tweet Email3 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Shutterstock/Africa StudioA NEW HARD-HITTING campaign is being launched to encourage members of the public to blow the whistle on welfare fraud.Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar is launching the campaign today.The adverts are designed to confront people with the reality of welfare fraud and aim to persuade people to report any knowledge they have about specific cases to the Department of Social Protection.It’s estimated that last year suspected fraud overpayments of Jobseeker’s Allowance cost €14 million.Minister Varadkar said today:The vast majority of people receiving payments from the Department of Social Protection are fully entitled to those payments and are compliant with the conditions. However, we take fraud very seriously and have a responsibility to taxpayers to ensure that people receive what they are entitled to. Nothing upsets people more than someone else cheating the system at their expense. That’s why we are launching a new campaign to encourage members of the public to report suspected or known cases of welfare fraud.He said that last year some 20,800 allegations of alleged social welfare fraud were dealt with by the Department.“These are investigated and where warranted, payments are reduced or stopped and, in some cases, claimants are prosecuted,” he said. “Overall, a range of anti-fraud and control measures in the Department of Social Protection saved taxpayers over €500 million last year.”The majority of public reports in 2016 concerned Jobseekers Schemes, Supplementary Welfare Allowance and One Parent Family Payments.The most common reports allege issues such as working while claiming, cohabiting with a partner who is making a financial contribution, or claiming while living abroad.The Department estimates that approximately one in three reports results in a payment being reduced or stopped.Last year, the Department’s Prosecution Service considered some 300 cases of which 194 were referred to the Chief State Solicitor’s Office for proceedings to issue. A further 160 cases were referred for prosecution to the DPP by the Department’s Special Investigations Unit.Minister Varadkar said that the Department of Social Protection has the single biggest budget of any Government Department, spending €19 billion every year.“Last year, 1.4 million people received a weekly social welfare payment. Even with a budget of this size, there are still many positive changes I would like to make but have been unable to do so due to budgetary constraints,” he said. “That’s why savings are so important. And that’s why the public has a vital role in ensuring that we only target resources at those who most need them.”last_img read more

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Free Mobile la qualité de service saméliorerait

first_imgFree Mobile : la qualité de service s’amélioreraitD’après des retours de clients, le service proposé par Free Mobile se serait amélioré ces derniers jours, en Île de France notamment.Victime de pannes importantes sur son réseau aux heures de pointe, particulièrement dans des grandes villes comme Paris et Lyon, Free Mobile semble avoir trouver des solutions pour remédier à ce problème. Selon Maxime Lombardini, le directeur général d’Iliad, “les problèmes de capacité sont résolus. Nous avons rajouté la semaine dernière, et encore en ce début de semaine, des liens physiques permettant de passer davantage d’appels simultanés” comme il l’a confié dans Le Monde.À lire aussiInternet mobile : 38% des français sont connectésLes retours sur la qualité du service offert par Free Mobile en région parisienne auraient été plus optimistes ces derniers jours. Mais quelques problèmes de surcharge du réseau donnant lieu à des pannes et des coupures d’appels sont toujours présents, en moindre quantité.Les mauvaises langues pourront mettre en avant le fait que ces problèmes ont pu se régler d’eux-mêmes par le départ de clients mécontents vers la concurrence mais du côté de Free Mobile, plusieurs mesures ont été prises pour améliorer la qualité du service. Et les utilisateurs ont pu remarquer ces changements.Le 14 avril 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Supercomputer Generates Virtual Universes to Study Galaxy Formation

first_img We’re still not sure exactly how our Milky Way formed.But scientists at the University of Arizona (UA) are one step closer to finding out, thanks to supercomputer simulations.Traditional observations of real galaxies provide only snapshots; astronomers must invent and test theories of individual evolution.To overcome these hurdles, a UA-led team used a supercomputer to generate millions of different universes, each of which obey different physical hypotheses for how galaxies should form.“On the computer, we can create many different universes and compare them to the actual one, and that lets us infer which rules lead to the one we see,” study author Peter Behroozi, an assistant professor at the UA Steward Observatory, said in a statement.Each “Ex-Machina” computer-simulated universe contains 12 million galaxies and spans the time from 400 million years after the Big Bang to present day.Results from the so-called “Universe Machine” have helped resolve the long-standing paradox of why galaxies cease to form new stars even when they retain plenty of hydrogen gas—the raw material from which celestial bodies are born.“As we go back earlier and earlier in the universe, we would expect the dark matter to be denser, and therefore the gas to be getting hotter and hotter,” Behroozi said. “This is bad for star formation, so we had thought that many galaxies in the early universe should have stopped forming stars a long time ago.“But we found the opposite: galaxies of a given size were more likely to form stars at a higher rate, contrary to the expectation,” he added.The study, published recently in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, is co-authored by Risa Wechsler at Stanford University, Andrew Hearin at Argonne National Laboratory, and Charlie Conroy at Harvard University.The team utilized computing resources at NASA Ames Research Center and the Leibniz-Rechenzentrum in Germany, as well as the Ocelote supercomputer at the UA High Performance Computing cluster.Two-thousand processors crunched data simultaneously for three weeks.Moving forward, Behroozi & Co. plan to expand the UniverseMachine to include the morphology of individual galaxies and how their shapes evolve over time.Watch This Next: Where Are the Lost Apollo 11 Moon Landing Tapes?More on Geek.com:Scientists Teach AI To Spot Far-Away Galaxy ClustersMilky Way ‘Ate’ a Nearby Dwarf Galaxy 10 Billion Years AgoHP Supercomputer Headed to Mars on SpaceX Rocket Stay on target ‘World’s Most Powerful Computer’ Coming to US in 2021HP Supercomputer Headed to Mars on SpaceX Rocket last_img read more

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Brock Lesnar officially retires from UFC, Daniel Cormier gets a new opponent for August…

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career Now Playing Up Next Daniel Cormier Can’t Stop Eating Before UFC 241 Interview Facebook Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is Jon Jones Set To Return To The UFC? WhatsApp Some Platforms Lose WWE Network WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) center_img Brock Lesnar has informed UFC President Dana White that he is officially retiring from the sport, according to an exclusive report by ESPN.According to Dana White, Lesnar, a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, called him last week and told him that he’s done. UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier will now face Stipe Miocic on August 17 in Anaheim, California. The deal for the fight has verbally been agreed upon, but the contract has yet to be signed. Cormier defeated Miocic to win the championship.For nearly a year, UFC has teased the idea of a Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Cormier title fight. Lesnar reentered the octagon back in July 2018 at UFC 226, shoved Cormier, and told him that he wanted to fight him. Lesnar was so serious about a return to UFC that he reentered the USADA testing pool. Cormier also addressed a Brock Lesnar fight after his first title defense at UFC 230 this past November.It should be noted that it appeared a UFC comeback appeared to be Lesnar’s next move post-WrestleMania, but he has instead opted to retire. Lesnar will make his next WWE appearance in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on June 7.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipDerrick Lewis Will Fight For The TitleVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Derrick Lewis Will Fight For The Title Pinterest Google+ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier Part Of UFC`s Rich Boston History Wrestleview Live #63: Reviewing and discussing SummerSlam 2019 from Torontolast_img
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Year Up Program Gives Urban Youth a Foothold in Corporate America

first_imgralejandro@afro.com (left) Dennis Smith, a student in his second semester with Year Up; and (right) Year Up alumnus Alfons McQuaige.There is a basic premise that underlies the work Year Up, a non-profit that trains and prepares inner city youth for careers in information technologies (IT), does in Baltimore and 11 other cities across the country: urban youth have the talent and ability to thrive in corporate America, if not the opportunity.  It is a belief that informs not only Year Up’s approach to training their students, but the support the program’s staff provides for them as well.Year Up has been operating in the Baltimore area since 2010. Originally housed on the campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, Year Up has resided at the Liberty Heights campus of Baltimore City Community College since 2012, according to executive director Lameteria Hall.Year Up is a one year program that prepares students for careers in IT. The first six months, known as the L&D (learning and development) phase, consist of classes in IT, as well as training in soft skills—the communication and comportment skills required for success in corporate America, but which are rarely part of classroom learning—and areas of personal development like personal finance. The second six months is comprised of an internship in IT, and in some cases financial operations, with one of Year Up’s corporate partners.“It’s a lot of work,” said Ashley Williams, who began the program in August and is one of the select few students chosen for a new pilot track, developed in partnership with Symantec, in cyber security. “It’s a rigorous program. They put you in the introductory level of computer classes and you’re also taking a second level at the same time.”The aggressive pace of the curriculum underscores the Year Up staff’s belief that their students, who first go through an intense screening process, are up to the task.“The most important thing that they instill is high support, high expectation,” said Williams. “And I think that’s very important because when you know that people expect great things from you, you perform better.”The support and expectations provided by the Year Up staff were a common theme in conversations with current and former students.“I always wanted to go to school and that was something I had really wanted a lot, but I didn’t really have a direction,” said Dennis Smith, currently in the internship phase of Year Up’s IT track.Smith, who commutes two and one-half hours each way on public transportation from Prince George’s county, had been an athlete in high school. His academic potential was ignored, and without other support systems in place, he bounced between factory jobs after graduating, and spent a lot of time being a “knucklehead” in the streets.Smith received a wake-up call when some in his company were involved in a crime while he was present and he ended up doing 9 months in prison. He looked to Year Up to help turn his life around, and cites the support provided by the program’s staff as the principal difference between this and his high school experience as well as an inspiration for future endeavors.“I just really want to help a lot of young people find their way, because if you don’t know how to enroll in college, you don’t know how to enroll for FAFSA, you don’t know how to get scholarships or any of these things—because sometimes they don’t talk about it in high school with people they don’t believe have potential,” said Smith.  “So when you get slipped through the cracks you really don’t know where to go, so this program really helped when it came to that.”For Alfons McQuaige, who graduated from the program this past August and is now working in the area of financial operations for Brown Advisory, an investment firm, Year Up represented a second chance after abandoning his college career at Frostburg State when he hurt his knee and could no longer play football, his principal motivation at the time for even attending college.“I take full responsibility for that,” said McQuaige.  “That’s immaturity.”McQuaige, who is still only 21 years old, came to realize that he had to move beyond his gridiron dreams, and found a path into a career with Year Up.“From the first day you realize that they care, they want to see you succeed,” said McQuaige.  “And it’s not that I didn’t have that in my life, but it’s just good for people that don’t even know you to come in here and say, ‘hey, we’re going to work with you, we want to see you do well, we’re going to push you, we’re going to help you, it won’t be easy but we’ll be there along the way.’”Nationally, Year Up places 85 percent of its graduates in jobs or full-time university studies within four months of completing the program, said Hall.  In Baltimore, however, the jobs market and the lack of corporate headquarters has made reaching that target more difficult, with 66 percent of their graduates finding full-time work or collegiate placements.According to the Job Opportunities Task Force, an advocacy non-profit operating in Maryland whose goal is to increase job opportunities for low-income, low-skilled workers, the employment rate in Baltimore City for youth between the ages of 20 and 24 is 56 percent, a figure Year Up is outpacing.  Still, Hall wants to see more businesses step forward to help increase the placement rate.“We have a pipeline of talent, skilled young adults between 18 and 24 that definitely have practiced the soft skill building for over a year,” said Hall.  “That’s the value proposition that we offer to our corporate partners, and there are many companies that have a high turnover and it’s because of the soft skills piece.”For Cinnamon Fennell, a mother of two who is currently in the L&D phase of the IT track, Year Up represents a future where she can have peace of mind for her and her family, not worrying where her next paycheck may come from or how she will put food on the table.“As long as you work hard, and stay on track, stay motivated and determined, you can make it,” said Fennell.  “And not only in this program but in life period.”last_img read more

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Drops to its Lowest Price of Just 15999

first_imgThis is a wild one from Amazon. You can grab the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X at a discounted price and it comes bundled with 3 months of Xbox Game Pass.Having a powerful set of brains inside a PC makes a world of difference but you have to shell out quite a bit of money in order to do so. Thankfully, Amazon has stepped its game up and is offering everyone a chance, especially gamers, to pick up a brand new AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 6-core processor for a price of just $159.99. That’s a discount from its regular MSRP of $260.The story just doesn’t end there like that. When you buy the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, you will also get 3 months of Xbox Game Pass for the PC absolutely free. This is a stunning deal if you just want to jump into the world of gaming without glancing your wallet for the second time.6 Cores/12 Threads UNLOCKED; Max Temps : 95°CFrequency: 4.2 GHz Max Boost. Includes Wraith Spire Cooler19MB of Combined Cache. Pci express version is pcie 3.0 x16 and cmos 12 nm finfetSocket AM4 Motherboard RequiredSupported technologies are amd storemi technology, amd sensemi technology, amd ryzen master utility and amd ryzen vr-ready premiumLike any other good deal, this one’s not going to last for a long time. If you have decided that you need the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X in your life along with the free Xbox Game Pass, then simply head over to the link below.Buy AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler + 3 Months of Xbox Game Pass – Was $260, now just $159.99 Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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What is a Magecart attack and how can you protect your business

first_imgRecently, British Airways was slapped with a $230M fine after attackers stole data from hundreds of thousands of its customers in a massive breach. The fine, the result of a GDPR prosecution, was issued after a 2018 Magecart attack. Attackers were able to insert around 22 lines of code into the airline’s website, allowing them to capture customer credit card numbers and other sensitive pieces of information. Magecart attacks have largely gone unnoticed within the security world in recent years in spite of the fact that the majority occur at eCommerce companies or other similar businesses that collect credit card information from customers. Magecart has also been responsible for significant damage, theft, and fraud across a variety of industries. According to a 2018 report conducted by RiskIQ and Flashpoint, at least 6,400 websites had been affected by Magecart as of November 2018. To safeguard against Magecart and protect your organization from web-based threats, there are a few things you should do: Understand how Magecart attacks happen There are two approaches hackers take when it comes to Magecart attacks; the first focuses on attacking the main website or application, while the second focuses on exploiting third-party tags. In both cases, the intent is to insert malicious JavaScript which can then skim data from HTML forms and send that data to servers controlled by the attackers. Users typically enter personal data — whether it’s for authentication, searching for information, or checking out with a credit card — into a website through an HTML form. Magecart attacks utilize JavaScript to monitor for this kind of sensitive data when it’s entered into specific form fields, such as a password, social security number, or a credit card number. They then make a copy of it and send the copy to a different server on the internet. In the British Airways attack, for example, hackers inserted malicious code into the airline’s baggage claim subdomain, which appears to have been less secure than the main website. This code was referenced on the main website, which when run within the airline’s customers’ browsers, could skim credit card and other personal information. Get ahead of the confusion that surrounds the attacks Magecart attacks are very difficult for web teams to identify because they do not take place on the provider’s backend infrastructure, but instead within the visitor’s browser. This means data is transferred directly from the browser to malicious servers, without any interaction with the backend website server — the origin — needing to take place. As a result, auditing the backend infrastructure and code supporting website on a regular basis won’t stop attacks, because the issue is happening in the user’s browser which traditional auditing won’t detect. This means Magecart attacks can only be discovered when the company is alerted to credit card fraud or a client-side code review including all the third-party services takes place. Because of this, there are still many sites online today that hold malicious Magecart JavaScript within their pages leaking sensitive information. Restrict access to sensitive data There are a number of things your team can do to prevent Magecart attacks from threatening your website visitors. First, it’s beneficial if your team limits third-party code on sensitive pages. People tend to add third-party tags all over their websites, but consider if you really need that kind of functionality on high-security pages (like your checkout or login pages). Removing non-essential third-party tags like chat widgets and site surveys from sensitive pages limit your exposure to potentially malicious code. Next, you should consider implementing content security policies (CSP). Web teams can build policies that dictate which domains can run code and send data on sensitive pages. While this approach requires ongoing maintenance, it’s one way to prevent malicious hackers from gaining access to visitors’ sensitive information. Another approach is to adopt a zero-trust strategy. Web teams can look to a third-party security service that allows creating a policy that, by default, blocks access to sensitive data entered in web forms or stored in cookies. Then the team should restrict access to this data to everyone except for a select set of vetted scripts. With these policies in place, if malicious skimming code does make it onto your site, it won’t be able to access any sensitive information, and alerts will let you know when a vendor’s code has been exploited. Magecart doesn’t need to destroy your brand. Web skimming attacks can be difficult to detect because they don’t attack core application infrastructure — they focus on the browser where protections are not in place. As such, many brands are confused about how to protect their customers. However, implementing a zero-trust approach, thinking critically about how many third-party tags your website really needs and limiting who is able to run code will help you keep your customer data safe. Author bio Peter is the VP of Technology at Instart. Previously, Peter was with Citrix, where he was senior director of product management and marketing for the XenClient product. Prior to that, he held a variety of pre-sales, web development, and IT admin roles, including five years at Marimba working with enterprise change management systems. Peter has a BA in Political Science with a minor in Computer Science from UCSD. Read Next British Airways set to face a record-breaking fine of £183m by the ICO over customer data breach. 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50 years later Dylan still making history

first_imgWho’s opening for Bob Dylan? Listen to Costa Rica’s Foffo GoddyFrom the print editionWhen U.S. President Barack Obama announced last week that iconic folk-pop balladeer Bob Dylan would receive in coming weeks the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ top civilian honor, the White House called him “one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century.”Along with Dylan, this year’s medal winners include celebrated novelist Toni Morrison, Israeli President Shimon Peres, astronaut John Glenn and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Also on the list are John Doar and Dolores Huerta. In the 1960s, while Dylan was penning songs that defined an era of social unrest, civil disobedience and a galvanizing movement for change, Doar, now 90, was working within the system, spearheading efforts to protect and enforce civil rights at the U.S. Department of Justice.A White House press release praises Doar for “singlehandedly preventing a riot in Jackson, Mississippi, following the funeral of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evars in 1963.”In May 1963, one month before Evars’ killing by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith, Dylan released his second album, “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.” Influenced by protest crooners Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, the album included songs that would not only mark Dylan’s early career as a protest singer-poet, but also capture the spirit of those times for future generations. Dylan’s early music was timeless art shaped by resistance and struggle. On that album are songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Times They Are a-Changin’” (an anthem for the ’60s movement for change) and “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall,” a song about nuclear holocaust and the Cuban Missile Crisis.In 1962, the year Dylan released his first album and legally changed his name, Huerta, a labor leader and civil rights activist who is now 82, co-founded with César Chávez the National Farmworkers Association, now the United Farm Workers of America. Her work was instrumental in securing labor rights for immigrants, and led to passage of California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975, among many other accomplishments.Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, has developed his own legacy that has lasted well into the 21st century. As the times changed, so did Dylan. As the music industry changed, so did Dylan. How many musical genres, eras, bands and singers have come and gone in the past 50 years? And yet there’s Dylan, still on the road, continuing a life project that began in high school in the late ’50s.Dylan has earned 11 Grammys, a Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2009 National Medal of Arts and a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation. He has written more than 600 songs and was named one of Time magazine’s “Most Important People of the Century.” On May 5, just ahead of his 71st birthday, Bob Dylan will give his first performance in Central America, at Costa Rica’s Palacio de los Deportes in Heredia, north of the capital. For concert promoters Evenpro, the event gives Costa Rica the chance to take its place in Dylan’s storied musical history.“We think that bringing an artist with such a brilliant career as Bob Dylan contributes enormously to making our country an indisputable destination for the best live entertainment,” Evenpro’s Andrés Guanipa said. “We are certain that the concert will be historical for the country and will ensure that other music legends will view Costa Rica as an important stop on their world tours.”Guanipa also noted that “decades ago, [Dylan] became one of the fundamental references in the history of music, as he is today. This show will be historical, and we think adults, [Dylan’s] contemporaries, and new generations [of Costa Ricans] who inherited an appreciation of this great musical icon from their parents will come out to see him.”Bob Dylan in Costa RicaAs part of a 2012 Latin America tour that includes stops in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, Bob Dylan performs Saturday for the first time in Central America, at Costa Rica’s Palacio de los Deportes in Heredia, north of the capital, at 8 p.m.Tickets, on sale at www.specialticket.net, Servimás, Bansbach and La Barbería, are ₡75,000 ($150) for VIP or  ₡44,000 ($88) general admission. Fans can expect a 17-song set list of classic Dylan tunes. For more, see www.bobdylan.com. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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Sothebys Head of ECommerce Explains Why the Market for Rare Sneakers Is

first_imgSotheby’s $1 million-plus auction of rare sneakers earlier this month is further proof that collectible kicks have become serious business.“I’ve seen the market expansion in this category over the years,” Sotheby’s global head of e-commerce, Noah Wunsch, told artnet News. “There’s more and more interest, including media sites and columns devoted to sneakers. It’s really becoming a prominent collecting category with very serious buyers, so it made sense that we would test the market with a dedicated sale.”AdChoicesADVERTISINGinRead invented by TeadsSneakers were also featured in Sotheby’s spring sale in Hong Kong, NIGOGOLDENEYE, where two pairs of “BAPE x KAWS” sneakers, estimated at $125 to $190, soared to a final price just under $16,000. Meanwhile, in February, Sotheby’s revealed that 17-year-old Vancouver collector Carson Guo was the buyer of a complete archive of 248 skateboard decks produced by the streetwear brand Supreme. Guo purchased the set at Sotheby’s New York for $800,000 (against an estimate of $800,000 to $1.2 million).Clockwise: The 10 Nike Air Max 97 OG; Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Oreo; Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Frozen; Air Jordan 5 Tokyo 23; Air Yeezy2 NRG Pure Platinum; Air Jordan 11 Jeter. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.But the most recent online sale, a collaboration with Stadium Goods, a sneaker and streetwear marketplace, marked the house’s first dedicated sale of sneakers. Wunsch, who reached out to Stadium Goods first, says the companies immediately saw eye to eye about organizing an online auction. It featured a “curated” selection of 100 pairs of “the most prized footwear from their famed trophy case—the most exclusive and coveted sneakers ever produced by Nike, Air Jordan, Adidas, Yeezy,” and others spanning more than 15 years.This pair of unworn 1972 Nike waffle racing flat “Moon Shoes” set a new auction record for sneakers with a $437,500 sale at Sotheby’s. Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s New York.In the end, Canadian entrepreneur Miles S. Nadal acquired the whole sale, first snapping up 99 pairs for $850,000 on July 17, and then nabbing the last pair, a set of 1972 Nike “waffle racing flat ‘moon’ shoes” that were designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, on July 23. The latter sold for $437,500, which surpassed the previous sneaker record of $190,373, set in 2017 for a pair of signed Converse worn by Michael Jordan in the 1984 Olympic basketball final. Nadal plans to display the entire shoe collection at his private museum in Toronto, the Dare to Dream Automobile Collection.The collector base for sneakers is more diverse than one might think. Wunsch says there is a huge base of buyers in the US, followed by China and Japan, but also considerable demand from collectors in London and Paris.“It ranges across the board. In the case of the skate decks, we had a 17-year-old buyer. The buyer of the sneakers, Nadal, is well into his 60s,” Wunsch says.Miles S. Nadal. Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s.Another unpredictable area of crossover is interest in sneakers from rare car collectors. “That idea of produced items with a very serious focus on beauty and design has appeal across the two categories,” Wunsch says.Wunsch says there will definitely be another such sneaker sale in the future, though he didn’t have any dates set yet.But not everyone is so bullish on the foray into pop culture, or the opportunity cost.  One skeptic noted that the $1.3 million total is small potatoes when compared with individual seven-figure painting sales. And since there was a partner involved, Sotheby’s had to share the revenue on this deal.Follow artnet News on Facebook: Access the data behind the headlines with the artnet Price Database. GET STARTEDcenter_img Want to stay ahead of the art world? Subscribe to our newsletter to get the breaking news, eye-opening interviews, and incisive critical takes that drive the conversation forward.last_img read more

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G Adventures Australias Top Travel Place to Work

first_imgG Adventures: Australia’s Top Travel Place to WorkG Adventures, the world’s largest adventure tour company, has been named Australia’s best travel company to work for in the 2015 BRW ‘Best Places to Work’ study.G Adventures was the only travel company to make the list and was ranked 24th for Australia’s most notable workplace cultures with under 100 employeesThe company’s extensive training and leadership programs, as well as generous travel perks, and development days for employees were among the many reasons G Adventures’ level of engagement was highlighted in the study.Belinda Ward, Managing Director G Adventures Australia and New Zealand said she was proud to be leading a group of inspired and enthusiastic employees.“It is a real honour to be acknowledged as the best travel company to work for in Australia. G Adventures truly is an amazing place to work and I am proud to be part of the close-knit G family.”From themed meeting rooms (one is jammed with colourful balls) to the Dr Seuss-themed meeting room and purple ping pong table in the middle of the office, G Adventures prides itself on keeping the day to day working life of its staff in Australia fun and inspiring.This is also reflected in its Net Promoter Score (NPS), which is based on survey responses from consumers across Australia, who rate their experience with G Adventures on aspects of customer service and sales support. With happy staff, the company is achieving an NPS of 85 for its sales department in Australia, which is well above industry averages and global benchmarks.Source = G Adventureslast_img read more

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ExistingHome Sales Rise to Highest Pace in 6 12 Years

first_img September 19, 2013 439 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Existing-Home Sales Home Prices Home Sales Home Values Housing Supply Investors Lenders & Servicers Mark Lieberman National Association of Realtors Processing Service Providers 2013-09-19 Mark Lieberman Sharecenter_img Existing-home sales rose an unexpected 6.5 percent to an annual sales rate of 5.48 million, the “”National Association of Realtors””:http://www.realtor.org/node/8863%3ERead (NAR) reported Thursday. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected existing-home sales to drop to 5.255 million from July’s originally reported July’s 5.39 million sales pace which was unchanged in today’s report.[IMAGE]August’s sales pace was the highest since February 2007–ten months before the onset of the Great Recession.The increase in sales came as the median price of an existing single-family home in August dipped slightly from July, down $300 to $212,100. It was the second straight month-over-month price drop.The inventory of homes for sale edged up to 2.25 million from 2.24 million in July, computing to a 4.9 month supply–down from 5.0 in July and the lowest since February’s 4.7 month supply.The sales increase came as mortgage rates continue to rise, with buyers seeking to complete transactions before rates went up further. According to Freddie Mac, the rate for 30-year fixed rate loan in August was 4.46 percent (the average of the weekly rates), up from 4.37 percent in July. The sales data came shortly after a the Federal Open Market Committee said tighter rates could be hindering the economic recovery and announced it would continue its monetary stimulus policy designed to ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£maintain downward pressure on longer-term interest rates [and] support mortgage markets.├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬ØThe NAR warned the strong sales pace might be a ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£temporary peak,├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø with the association├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós chief economist saying, ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£Rising mortgage interest rates pushed more buyers to close deals, but monthly sales are likely to be uneven in the months ahead.├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø He also warned, ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£Tight inventory is limiting choices in many areas, higher mortgage interest rates mean affordability isn├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ót as favorable as it was, and restrictive mortgage lending standards are keeping some otherwise qualified buyers from completing a purchase.├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬ØThe stronger sales pace came despite a drop in the NAR├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós forward-looking Pending Home Sales Index for June, which dropped to 110.9 from 111.3 in May. The index fell again in July to 109.5.The sales gain was driven by stronger activity in the South and Midwest, where the sales pace increased by 80,000 and 40,000, respectively. The sales pace slipped 30,000 in the West and was unchanged in the Northeast. The median price rose month-over-month in the South and Midwest but fell in the West and Northeast. The NAR usually cautions against monthly price comparisons, which it says ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£do not compensate for seasonal changes, especially for the timing of family buying patterns.├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬ØWith the August report, the sales pace topped 5 million for the fourth month in a row for the first time since August-November 2007. The August sales rate was 640,000, or 13.2 percent, ahead of August 2012, the 19th straight month of year-over-year gains.Existing-home sales continue to be plagued, though, by a tight inventory. The number of homes on the market in August was down 150,000 from a year earlier–the 30th straight month of annual inventory decline. The months├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ó supply of homes for sale in August–computed using the homes for sale and the sales pace–was down 1.1 month from a year earlier. The months├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ó supply has been down year-over-year for 26 straight months.While down from July, August├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós median price was up $27,200, or 14.7 percent, from a year earlier, the strongest dollar and percentage year-over-year gain since October 2005. Nonetheless, the median price of an existing single-family home is down 7.9 percent from its July 2006 peak of $230,300.The median price in August topped $200,000 for fourth month in a row for the first time since May-August 2008. According to the NAR, distressed homes–foreclosures and short sales–accounted for 12 percent of August sales, down from 15 percent in July and the lowest share since monthly tracking began in October 2008; they were 23 percent in August 2012. The decline in the share of distressed sales accounts for some of the annual increase in the median price, since distressed homes sell at discounted prices. Eight percent of August sales were foreclosures, NAR said, and 4 percent were short sales. Foreclosures sold for an average discount of 16 percent below market value in August, while short sales were discounted 12 percent.According to the Realtor group, the median time on market for all homes was 43 days in August, up from 42 days in July and 37 days in June but less than the 70 days in August 2012. Non-distressed homes were on the market for 41 days, NAR said, while short sales were on the market for a median of 96 days and foreclosures for 52 days. Under half–43 percent–of homes sold in August were on the market for less than a month.With the recent increase in rates, all-cash sales made up 32 percent of transactions in August, up from 31 percent in July and June but down from 33 percent in May. All-cash sales were 27 percent in August 2012. First-time homebuyers accounted for 28 percent of August sales, down from 29 percent in July and from 31 percent a year ago._Hear Mark Lieberman every Friday on P.O.T.U.S. radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 6:20 a.m. Eastern and follow him on Twitter at @foxeconomics._ Existing-Home Sales Rise to Highest Pace in 6 1/2 Yearslast_img read more

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Its time to blow up college footballs nonconference scheduling model and

first_imgCredit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY SportsLike the SEC and the ACC before it, the Big Ten will now require its member schools to schedule at least one Power Five non-conference opponent. Paired with the conference’s mandate to play nine league games and no FCS opponents beginning next season, it’s clear Jim Delany’s league has clear intentions to provide its teams, fans and television partners with compelling, challenging schedules. They should be commended for that.Problem is, it’s now time to scrap nearly all of it.Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com reported this Tuesday:BYU, Army, Notre Dame, Cincinnati & UConn will count toward Big 10’s requirement of playing 1 non-league Power 5 opponent, source told @ESPN — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 22, 2015Notre Dame? That’s an exception so obvious it doesn’t need to be mentioned. BYU? That’s fine. Cincinnati? Sure. Army? CONNECTICUT? What happened here?Again, the intention is clear and admirable, but the implementation has completely missed the mark. It’s only a matter of time before Boise State, Navy, Air Force and the entire American conference receive the same waivers as Army and UConn, rendering the entire blanket policy useless.Which would be a good thing, because it is.Non-conference scheduling, as it presently stands, is an act of throwing a dart in a hurricane. You load up and give it your best shot, but in the end you have no control of whether or not you actually nail your target.Conference commissioners want to ensure their schools put themselves in the best possible position to succeed, which is why these blanket policies sound good in the boardroom, but they lead to Georgia State somehow being deemed a more valuable opponent than North Dakota State, or Kansas a more worthy opponent than Memphis, despite the fact the Tigers beat the Jayhawks by 32 on Sept. 12. And as an unintended consequence, it leads to Oklahoma and LSU scheduling a home-and-home for 2028-29. Sure, there’s a chance both teams are on the same level they were when they met for the 2003 national title. Or, equally possible, they could both be as they were in 1994, when the Sooners and Tigers went a combined 10-13. We don’t have any idea, because the players who will make the deciding plays in those games are currently in first grade.For the most important question: does this actually accomplish anything? The answer, clearly, is no. Poll voters can make a clear distinction between Kansas and Memphis, and so can the College Football Playoff selection committee.This season’s Memphis actually serves as the perfect example for how sideways these policies truly are. Just two years removed from a string of seven losing seasons in eight tries, the Fighting Justin Fuentes are 13-3 since the beginning of the 2014 season and will likely run that mark to 15-3 before No. 3 Ole Miss visits the Liberty Bowl on Oct. 17 for the biggest Memphis football game anyone can remember. A one-point win over those Tigers would do infinitely more for Ole Miss (and, in turn, the SEC) than a 100-point demolition of Kansas. And yet KU satisfies the SEC’s Power Five requirement and Memphis doesn’t.Sure, Memphis can receive the same waiver UConn and Army got. They’re certainly more deserving. And under the typical college football thinking, some ambitious Power Five team can schedule the Tigers for 2021, just in time for Fuente to take another job and Memphis to revert back to its normal self. Which solves absolutely nothing.It’s beyond time college football blows up the current system and borrows from its hardwood sibling and begins scheduling games only one to two years in advance. Then, instead of opening against a Texas team that has no business playing a national title contender on the road, Notre Dame can challenge itself against a TCU team that was a mess two years ago, but entered 2015 with the same national championship aspirations as the Irish.Again, the thinking the Big Ten, SEC and ACC have shown is good. Intriguing non-conference games serve players, fans and broadcast partners equally. They’re just going about it in an all wrong. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatixlast_img read more

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Watch James Franklin sprints after players to make sure they lose

first_imgJames Franklin sprints off field to tell player to “GO SHAKE HANDS!” after #24 Michigan State upsets #7 Penn State #MSUvsPSU pic.twitter.com/DnI8pFcvY9— High&OutsideSports (@HighandOutside_) November 4, 2017Here’s what Franklin said after the game:“But make sure everybody’s clear, and don’t misinterpret this at the end of the game that I was running off the field, I would never do that. I saw a few of our players running off the field, not going to shake hands, and we’re going to win with class and we are going to lose with class, and we are going to shake people’s hands and give them credit because they deserved it.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Penn State lost to Michigan State on Saturday. There’s no sugarcoating it: it was a brutal loss in more ways than one.The Nittany Lions jumped out to a 14-7 lead before a thunderstorm forced a near 3 1/2-hour delay in the second quarter. After sitting through that, Penn State fell behind 21-14, fought back to grab a 24-21 lead and then surrendered that lead on a pair of field goals, the final one coming as time expired to clinch a 27-24 Spartans win.To add salt to the wound, Iowa’s 55-24 blowout of Ohio State allowed Penn State, a 39-38 loser at Ohio State last week, to momentarily regain a semblance of control in the Big Ten and College Football Playoff races. A win over Michigan State would have pulled the Lions even with the Buckeyes, meaning one more loss could put Penn State back in front of the Big Ten East and, thus, in the Playoff picture.Penn State had to win out to do that and, obviously, that didn’t happen. Some Lions players were upset after Matt Coughlin’s field goal went through and attempted to leave the Spartan Stadium field without shaking the Spartans’ hands. James Franklin wasn’t having it.last_img read more

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