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  • Report: Alabama student charged with calling in threat to LSU stadium during Florida game

    10/15/2019 8:49:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 14, 2019 | Jason Owens
    The SEC takes football a little bit more seriously than the rest of the country. Let Connor Bruce Croll serve as an example. The 19-year-old Alabama freshman has been arrested, accused of calling in a threat to LSU’s Tiger Stadium during its Saturday night showdown against the Florida Gators, the Tuscaloosa News reports. The nature of the alleged threat hasn’t been disclosed. But if the allegations are true, then this die-hard Crimson Tide fan went to extreme measures to disrupt a game between two of Alabama’s biggest rivals.
  • LSU takes better care of its ‘lazy river’ than its library, report finds

    10/15/2019 8:46:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 14, 2019 | Greg Piper
    The “lazy river” at Louisiana State University is often held up as an example of wasteful non-academic university spending, a frivolity intended to attract students who aren’t the studying type or who simply pay higher tuition. But it’s also siphoning away money from core academic maintenance, as suggested by a CBS News report on how universities use “lavish perks” to entice students. When “CBS This Morning” co-host Tony Dokoupil visited the taxpayer-funded university, he noted some of the library building “was literally falling apart,” plus water in the basement and “rugs from another generation.”
  • RUSSIA the peacekeepers: Putin's troops 'will not allow' Syria and Turkey to enter direct [tr]

    10/15/2019 8:22:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2019 | Chris Pleasance
    Russia has stationed troops between the Syrian army and Turkish forces in an attempt to prevent fresh clashes in northern Syria. Moscow said its soldiers are now patrolling land outside the flashpoint city of Manbij, which was taken over by Syrian government forces on Tuesday, to prevent an anticipated Turkish attack. Russia, which backs the Syrian government, said 'no one is interested' in fighting between Syrian government troops and Turkish forces and that Moscow 'is not going to allow it.'
  • Human Guinea Pigs About to Embark on World's First 20-Hour Airline Flight [Bloomberg Link Only]

    10/15/2019 7:31:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Body] ^ | August 15, 2019 | Angus Whitley
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  • England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria is halted TWICE as home fans abuse black players [tr]

    10/15/2019 6:57:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2019 | Sami Mokbel, Vivek Chaudhary, James Ayles, and Jack Newman
    England's black players who were targeted with vile racist abuse tonight silenced Bulgarian fans with a 6-0 rout in a game which was halted twice by the referee because of the chants. Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling scored while Tyrone Mings enjoyed a fine debut in defence, despite all three being the subject of jeering, monkey chants and Nazi salutes from the home fans. After the Bulgarian FA rubbishing Gareth Southgate's concerns about racism before the Euro 2020 qualifier tonight, it took only 30 minutes for official Ivan Bebel to stop the game after being alerted by Mings about the...
  • Dems Pour Money Into Virginia Ahead of Crucial Elections

    10/15/2019 6:44:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 14, 2019 | Joe Schoffstall
    Prominent Democratic donors and groups have pushed more than $13 million into Virginia in an attempt to oust Republican politicians from the control of the legislature. Virginia, one of four states that have legislative elections in November, has been viewed as a pivotal state to recapture power by the nation's most prominent liberal donors and organizations. Those outside players are injecting large swaths of cash into Virginia in hopes of flipping the legislature. Republicans currently possess a one-seat advantage in the state's 40-seat Senate and a 3-seat majority in its 100-member House of Delegates. The state was identified by the...
  • Chelsea Clinton states a person with a beard and a penis can 'absolutely' identify as a woman [tr]

    10/14/2019 3:56:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 104 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 13, 2019 | Kayle Brantley
    It may appear Hillary and Chelsea Clinton always see eye-to-eye, but in a recent interview one topic cracked the facade of the like-minded mother-daughter power duo. The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don't appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification. In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons if someone with a beard and a penis can ever be a woman, to which Chelsea replied emphatically, 'Yes.' However, as Aitkenhead describes it, Hillary looked 'uneasy', and blamed generational gaps for being less accepting. 'Errr. I'm just learning about this,' Hillary responded. 'It's a very...
  • Nobel Economics Prize for 2019 awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer

    10/14/2019 3:47:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 14, 2019 | Staff
    Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for creating an experimental approach to alleviating global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday. “This year’s Laureates have introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to fight global poverty,” the academy said in statement.
  • 10 takeaways: These two teams just forced their way into the playoff conversation [CFB Week 7]

    10/13/2019 5:06:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 13, 2019 | Pete Thamel
    Until Saturday, the list of legitimate national title contenders in college football fit in a neat box. There was Alabama, Georgia and LSU in the SEC. Clemson from the ACC, Ohio State from the Big Ten and Oklahoma from the Big 12 were mixed among them. Sure, there were arguments and outliers for other programs and leagues. But as the season passed its halfway point, there were really only compelling cases for six programs to be hoisting the crystal ball in mid-January. On Saturday, Georgia took a stunning exit that forced us to re-examine the legitimacy of the remaining dozen...
  • Michigan State University bans ‘racially, culturally, or ethnically based’ costumes for Halloween

    10/11/2019 10:39:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    American Mirror ^ | October 10, 2019 | Victor Skinner
    Students at Michigan State University are getting an education in how they can avoid offending people with culturally inappropriate Halloween costumes in what’s becoming a new tradition that undermines the university’s own identity. The unsolicited advice on what to wear on fright night appeared on message boards in campus residences this week to help students answer the question “Is your Halloween costume racist?” according to The Morning Watch, the school’s conservative news site. What’s become an annual reminder from MSU’s Residence Education and Housing Services spells out the difference between “cultural appropriation vs. appreciation.” When students are selecting a Halloween...
  • Steve Kerr On Chinese Human Rights Abuses: What About Gun Violence In The U.S.?

    10/11/2019 8:41:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 11, 2019 | Allahpundit
    The competition has been stiff and there are still hours to go before close of business but I feel like this guy has already clinched the distinction of NBA China Cuck of the Week. Congrats to the Warriors on their first title of 2019.
  • Protesters interrupt CNN LGBTQ town hall to highlight plight of black transgender women

    10/11/2019 6:44:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | October 11, 2019 | Kate Sullivan
    Protesters interrupted the CNN LGBTQ town hall on Thursday to highlight the plight of black transgender women, at one point taking the mic from a questioner. Advocates tracked the deaths of at least 26 transgender people in the US in 2018, according to the Human Rights Campaign. In 2019, at least 19 transgender people have been fatally shot or killed, according to HRC.
  • College Football Schedule for Week 7: Dates, Times, TV Channels, How to Watch

    10/10/2019 9:24:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Stadium ^ | October 6, 2019 | Andy Wittry
    Here’s the complete Week 7 college football schedule with dates, matches, locations, kickoff times and TV channels.
  • Treasure hunters uncover pristine gold coins in wreckage of ship that sank in 1840 [tr]

    10/10/2019 8:11:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 10, 2019 | Michael Havis
    Treasure hunters have struck gold while diving a wreck thought to have sunk with tens of millions of dollars worth of currency. The Steamship North Carolina, a 200ft long side wheel steamer, sank on July 25, 1840, after colliding with her sister ship, the Governor Dudley, 20 miles off the South Carolina coast. And while all passengers and crew were able to escape from one ship to the other, their cargo was lost – including a hoard of gold coins.
  • Amazon Workers May Be Watching Your Cloud Cam Home Footage [Bloomberg Link Only]

    10/10/2019 7:17:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Body] ^ | October 10, 2019 | Natalia Drozdiak, Giles Turner and Matt Day
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  • Nobel Prizes In Literature Go To Olga Tokarczuk And Peter Handke

    10/10/2019 6:59:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | October 10, 2019 | Colin Dwyer
    In an unusual move, the Swedish Academy doled out Nobel Prizes in literature to two authors on Thursday: Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, who won the postponed 2018 award, and Austrian author Peter Handke, who won the prize for this year. The academy's permanent secretary, Mats Malm, announced the winners at a press briefing in Stockholm. Tokarczuk, 57, was recognized "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life," according to the judges' citation, released Thursday. And judges said Handke, 76, won "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored...
  • Tempers flare as millions in California endure power outages from PG&E

    10/10/2019 6:54:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 179 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 10. 2019 | Taryn Luna, Maria L. La Ganga, Patrick McGreevy, Joseph Serna
    Classes were canceled. Frozen foods melted. Hospitals switched to emergency generators. Blooms withered in florists’ coolers. Unused food was jettisoned at shuttered restaurants. Lines formed at gas stations. Cellphones faded out. That’s what happened Wednesday when the state’s largest utility shut off power to millions of Californians in a drastic attempt to avoid the killer wildfires that have charred hundreds of thousands of acres, caused billions of dollars in damage and spurred cries for widespread change in how electricity is delivered over the state’s aging grid.
  • Young people are quitting their jobs in droves. Here's why

    10/10/2019 6:24:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 124 replies
    Fox Business ^ | October 10, 2019 | Megan Henney
    Young people are spearheading mental health awareness at the workplace. About half of millennials and 75 percent of Gen Zers have quit their jobs for mental health reasons, according to a new study conducted by Mind Shares Partners, SAP and Quatrics. It was published in Harvard Business Review.
  • Lincoln Riley: Sooners won't do Horns Down vs. Texas

    10/09/2019 11:07:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 7, 2019 | Dave Wilson
    Lincoln Riley found a way to handle the Horns Down controversy that has lingered in the Big 12. Asked Monday how he'll address the issue with his team for Saturday's Red River Showdown between No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 11 Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Riley simply said, "Our players won't do it."
  • This Daryl Morey-China Situation is the NBA-Loving Sports Media's Worst Nightmare

    10/09/2019 10:52:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | October 8, 2019 | Bobby Burack
    Most of the time, when a sports story becomes mainstream, those that cover sports look at it as an opportunity. It's a chance to be critical and step outside of sticking to sports. But the latest story to intertwine between sports and politics could be their worst nightmare. That is because it involves the one thing the new media has declared untouchable: the NBA. The Daryl Morey-China situation has really ruined things for the media and their narrative. This is a league that most media members under 45 - though, plenty over it too - say is much better than...