No college football program does social media better than Clemson, and they’ve had a lot of fun with the ongoing construction of the Tigers’ new football practice facility, even though it isn’t expected to be complete until 2017. A few weeks ago, Dabo Swinney checked in on the progress Undercover Boss style. Now, defensive coordinator Brent Venables had his turn, starring in a very funny clip where he coaches up some of the guys working on the project.Coach Venables is ready to use the new Football Ops Facility……maybe a little too ready. #Clemsonhttps://t.co/n9Fo1BjYFx— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) May 31, 2016We wouldn’t want to be a player at the opposite end of the stare at the 30 second mark.
YouTube/MSUSpartanVideoMichigan State is the defending Big Ten champion, and while Michigan and Ohio State have been getting most of the attention in the league as we near the season, the Spartans appear pretty pumped for the year to kick off.On Thursday, a group of Michigan State players created a locker room dance video, and with help from the program’s video team, it is incredibly well-produced. The video is set to Future’s hit “Wicked” from his 2016 mixtape Purple Reign.Michigan State opens its season with FCS squad Furman, but things heat up pretty quickly from there. The Spartans have a week two bye, and then head to South Bend to play a very strong Notre Dame team, and follow that game up with Wisconsin at home. At +825, the Spartans are tied for the third best odds to win a Big Ten title this year with Iowa, but are fairly well behind Ohio State (+168) and Michigan (+233). If they repeat, they certainly will have earned it.
zoom Iraq has set sights on creating a large fleet of modern oil tankers to transport the country’s crude, Reuters reports quoting a statement from the country’s Oil Minister.“The ministry wants to restructure the company’s mission to develop its operations by building and buying a large fleet of tankers to transport and market oil to all parts of the world,” Minister Jabar al-Luaibi‘s Friday statement reads.The fleet of Iraqi Oil Tankers Company (IOTC) had comprised of 24 vessels, however; during the Gulf War much of it was destroyed by the US-led forced in 1991.In addition, the ministry wants the IOTC to up its game with respect to its transportation standards and staff competence.Details on the number of tankers and their potential builders and/or owners have not been disclosed.World Maritime News Staff
Celebrity fitness icon, mom and Kmart ambassador Jillian Michaels, World Champion swimmer Alison Schmitt, All-American Football Star Tevin Coleman, and others are teaming up with half a million volunteers for March for Babies to help fight premature birth.The goal for this year’s event is to raise $100 million for research, education and services to help moms have healthy, full-term babies.“Premature birth is the leading cause of death for children under age five worldwide. Babies who survive a premature birth may face lifelong health and learning problems,” says Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. “Thanks to our walkers and celebrity ambassadors, more premature babies and their families will receive the care they need, and we will continue to fund research into the causes of preterm birth and other problems that affect the health of babies.”The Los Angeles March for Babies will be led by celebrity fitness icon, mom and Kmart ambassador Jillian Michaels. A designer for her own fitness wear line, Impact by Jillian Michaels at Kmart, she has designed a signature t-shirt for this year’s March for Babies to help generate fundraising and awareness. Kmart is the number one corporate sponsor for the event, having raised over $125 million over the past 30-plus years.“As a mom, I’m proud to team with Kmart in support of March of Dimes because their work has made such incredible strides in its mission for healthy babies,” said Jillian Michaels, celebrity fitness icon and Kmart ambassador. “I know first-hand the transformative impact people can achieve when they dedicate themselves toward a goal – and that’s what giving to March of Dimes is all about. Together with Kmart, I’m excited to drive more awareness of this great cause and help more babies get a healthy start in life.”Athletes with a personal connection to premature birth are also stepping up to support March for Babies throughout the country. In Chicago, former Indiana All-American running back Tevin Coleman will step out in his hometown at the downtown Lakefront March for Babies on Sunday, April 26th. Coleman, projected to be a top running back pick in this year’s NFL draft, was born 10 weeks early weighing only 3 ½ pounds. Doctors gave him a 20 percent chance of survival. He now serves and an inspiration to others to help fight premature birth.In Baltimore – Allison Schmitt, who has amassed 14 swimming medals in major international competition throughout her career, will help lead the opening ceremonies of March for Babies on Saturday, May 9th at Camden Yards. Schmitt was also born prematurely and is sharing her own story so more babies will be born full-term and healthy.In Mt Airy, North Carolina – Houston Texans Offensive Tackle Tyson Clabo is leading the walk with his family team on Saturday, May 9 in on honor of his son, Cameron Michael Clabo, born at 34 weeks weighing four pounds, two ounces. Baby Cameron spent 40 days in the hospital including twenty days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) on feeding tubes, as he was too weak to eat on his own. “We prayed daily for the strength and knowledge of our doctors and nurses,” said Tyson Clabo’s wife, Kendra. “We are so grateful for the support of March of Dimes.”Also supporting this year’s March for Babies is John Colaneri of HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins and America’s Most Desperate Kitchens who will walk in his home state at Darlington Park in Mahwah, New Jersey on Sunday, April 26. Colaneri and his wife Jennifer welcomed their first child Lilyan Belle in December 2014.Thalia, Melissa Joan Hart, Dr. Travis Stork, Gabrielle Reece, Elisa Donovan and musicians Sara Evans and Howie Dorough, and several other celebrity volunteers have also joined in to encourage fans and followers to sign up and support March for Babies and March Of Dimes mission via social media.The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. Anyone can join the March for Babies by visiting marchforbabies.org.
SYDNEY, N.S. — More than 600 people have lost their jobs after a call centre in Cape Breton abruptly closed, leaving employees without work weeks before Christmas.ServiCom officials gathered workers at the operation in Sydney on Thursday to announce that it was shuttering the facility.Cecil Clarke, mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, said in a statement Thursday evening that the sudden closure “came as a shock,” despite financial troubles on the part of ServiCom’s parent company. He says company representatives have indicated they are in the process of arranging the sale of the Sydney operation and “are hoping to have this situation resolved in next couple of days.”Clarke suggested it may be up and running again under new ownership.There were reports nearly 700 employees left the site Thursday with no pay, as police vehicles were parked outside.(CTV Atlantic, The Canadian Press)The Canadian Press
VICTORIA, B.C. — Officials with the B.C. River Forecast Centre say that though the Peace Region is seeing lower than normal levels, snowpacks across the province – including those near Fort Nelson – are extremely high.David Campbell with the River Forecast Centre said that on average, the provincial snowpack levels averaged 169 percent of normal on May 1st, an increase of around 30 percent since April 1st. The snowpack level is currently at 84 percent in the Peace River watershed, though the snowpack in the Liard watershed is 144 percent of normal.Campbell said that much of the snow in the mid-elevation levels has been melting for the past 10 days, with the warm weather expected to increase melting at higher levels. He explained that the rain forecast to fall across much of the Southern Interior later this week luckily won’t be heading to the Peace Region, meaning the region won’t see as much potential flooding compared to areas in the Okanagan and the Cariboo. Campbell however did not rule out the potential for more intense runoff action in the Peace, saying that the flooding experienced in the South Peace two years ago largely occurred because of a combination of melting snowpacks and heavy rain.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Region has been experiencing extremely cold weather temperatures for the past four days and temperatures should re-bound to the minus twenties by midweek said Environment Canada.Talking with Bob Sekhon, Meteorologist with Environment Canada, he shares, “Last week we experienced the warm air and now we are seeing this artic ridge of high pressure building an arctic front that is coming through, most of B.C. is settling in an arctic airmass”The region has experienced a shift in air mass from a milder one and now the arctic air has taken over, as winter is considered January, February and March shared Sekhon. We are expected to experience an El Nino which means warmer than normal temps on average over the three month period. “This coincides with the warmer temperatures in January,” said Sekhon. “However events such as artic outbreaks and artic ridges of high pressure that settle in can still occur in this time so we can’t discount snowstorms and cold dense air however the three-month average we would expect it to be slightly above normal.”“Being El Nino you may see more of the temperature swings,” said SekhonTo read more about the projected milder winter CLICK HERE
For updates visit bchydro.com/outages UPDATE as of 8:30 pm – Hydro says power will be restored by 9:30.FORT ST. JOHN, BC – There is a large power outage in Fort St John.Approximately 3,600 people are without power. There is no estimate for when power will be restored.
Darjeeling: The final tally of candidates in the poll fray from the Darjeeling constituency now stands at 16. Owing to the number of candidates, two balloting units of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) have to be placed in each polling booth of the constituency.21 persons had filed their nominations for the Darjeeling constituency seat. During scrutiny, the candidature of Maheswari Barman and Wajed Ali, both independent candidates, was rejected. While Barman did not deposit DCR cash, Ali’s papers were incomplete. Meanwhile, three candidates, namely Pawan Agarwal, R B Rai and Swaraj Thapa, have withdrawn their nominations. “We have 16 candidates in this constituency and hence two balloting units will be provided in each booth,” stated Joyoshi Das Gupta, District Election Officer and District Magistrate. There are 1,899 booths in the constituency. Election symbols for the candidates were also allotted on Friday. The day also saw CPRM candidate RB Rai and independent candidate Swaraj Thapa withdrawing their nominations. While talking to media persons, Thapa stated: “My nomination was a symbolic protest against the idea of repeatedly foisting outsiders for the Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency.” He added that after he had filed his candidature, he had taken up the exercise to unite the Hill regional parties and decide on a consensus candidate from the candidates who were in the poll fray. “I had approached all regional parties along with the Congress and CPI(M). However, owing to time constraint, this could not materialise,” said Thapa. Nearly a month ago, the CPRM, while still in the exercise to unite the Hill regional parties and field a consensus candidate, had unilaterally announced the name of R B Rai. “Just to save a fractured mandate we withdrew our candidate. We are holding dialogues with national parties and regional parties. In the next few days we will announce our support to a party or coalition,” stated Govind Chettri, CPRM spokesperson.
New Delhi: Hitting back at the AAP, cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir Sunday asserted that he possessed only one voter identity card, adding that the ruling party in Delhi was making baseless allegations against him as it did not have any vision for the people. Gambhir is fighting against AAP’s Atishi from the East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency this general elections. “I have only one voter ID card from Rajender Nagar. I used to live with my maternal grandparents as a child at Ramjas Road (in Karolbagh), but I never voted from or applied for any voter identity card from there,” he told PTI. Also Read – AIIMS, Health Ministry launch mobile app for oral health info The BJP candidate was responding to Atishi’s claim that he had two voter identity cards from Rajender Nagar and Karolbagh constituencies. He alleged the AAP candidate was making allegations against him as she had nothing to talk about with voters during campaigning. “When you have no vision for the people or nothing else to talk about, you make allegations like these,” Gambhir said. Meanwhile, a Delhi court had on Friday decided to hear Atishi’s criminal complaint against Gambhir in this regard on May 1. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles The AAP candidate had filed the complaint against Gambhir for allegedly enrolling as a voter in more than one constituency in violation the Representation of the People Act(RPA). She had also raised objection over the nomination papers filed by the former cricketer which were rejected by the returning officer of the polls. Gambhir said he believed in “positive politics” and would campaign with a vision to make East Delhi one of the best Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi, and avoid indulging in blame game with his opponents in the polls. Congress has fielded former Delhi minister Arvinder Singh Lovely from the seat.