In Puerto Rico, Gophers volleyball team wins two matchesPuerto Rico native Dalianliz Rosado played the victories to a home crowd. Daily File PhotoMinnesota sophomore Dalianliz Rosado bumps the ball back to North Dakota State University on Sept. 12 at the Sports Pavilion. Tommy SlettenSeptember 6, 2016Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintWith a disappointing split series to begin the season the Gophers found victory in unfamiliar territory over the weekend.No. 6 Minnesota, 3-1, swept No. 14 Texas A&M, 4-2, in straight sets on Friday and beat No. 16 Florida State, 3-1, in four sets on Saturday to earn two victories in the Puerto Rico Clasico.“To come down to Puerto Rico and get a couple quality wins was great,” head coach Hugh McCutcheon said. “We were very happy with the resultsbut, more importantly, happy with the way we performed.”Minnesota came out strong in its first set against Texas A&M. The Gophers led the Aggies for the entire set and outhit their opponent .333 to .037. Junior libero Dalianliz Rosado tallied an ace in the set, and the Gophers had their best attack of the nightwith 14 team kills to the Aggies’ nine.The second set proved to be more of a challenge for both sides as both teams battled to an 11-11 tie early on.Back-to-back kills and a block from Minnesota pulled the Gophers ahead 14-11, but the Aggies later went on a five-point run to cut Minnesota’s advantage to 23-21. A Gophers timeout stifled the Aggies’ momentum, and an attack error forced a 25-23 Minnesota win. Two early aces from freshman outside hitter Alexis Hart and sophomore setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson, helped Minnesota jump out to an early lead in the third set.The Aggies came close by pushing the score 22-18, but one kill from senior outside hitter Sarah Wilhite and two from senior middle blocker Hannah Tapp ended the set in Minnesota’s favor. The Gophers’ next opponent was the Florida State Seminoles, a team coming off of two close victories against Texas A&M and Alabama.Minnesota fell to an early deficit in the first set and trailed 10-9, but a 13-point run helped to lift the Gophers out from the trenches to win the set 25-14.Florida State fought back in the second set and tied the score at 24-24, but kills from Wilhite and Hart led Minnesota to a close 26-24 victory.The Gophers trailed the Seminoles for most of the third set and couldn’t forge a comeback. Florida State spoiled another Minnesota sweep 25-21.Minnesota came back full force in the fourth set to hit a weekend-best .455 and defeat Florida State 25-12. Hannah Tapp led the Gophers in the second match and hit .615 while Wilhite registered 34 kills on the weekend. “We worried more about our side and our energy,” Wilhite said. “Not so much worrying or waiting to see what the other team would do.The experience of playing in San Juan, Puerto Rico was unique for most of the Gophers but was extra special for Rosado.The Morovis, Puerto Rico native grew up just over 45 minutes outside of San Juan. Rosado was excited to share her roots with her teammates and play in front of family and friends.“It was amazing to play here with my team and to win with their support here,” Rosado said.
Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Agriculture, Animals, Apes, Biodiversity, Conservation, Critically Endangered Species, Dams, Deforestation, Development, Ecology, Endangered Species, Environment, Extinction, Featured, Forests, Great Apes, Habitat Degradation, Habitat Destruction, Habitat Loss, Hunting, Infrastructure, Mammals, Oil Palm, Orangutans, Over-hunting, Palm Oil, Poaching, Primates, Protected Areas, Rainforests, Research, Roads, Sustainable Development, Tigers, Tropical Forests, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Trade According to a new study, the Tapanuli orangutan, one of only seven species of non-human great ape alive today, faces serious threats to its survival as infrastructure development and agriculture threaten more than one-quarter of its habitat.In November, a team of scientists reported that a new species of orangutan living on the Indonesian island of Sumatra was distinct from Sumatran and Bornean orangutans.They believe that fewer than 800 Tapanuli orangutans survive.Conservationists and scientists warn that a proposed 510-megawatt hydroelectric dam could push the new species closer to extinction. Even as scientists introduced the world to a new species of orangutan in 2017 — one of only seven non-human great apes alive today — they were already working to pinpoint the threats that might lead to its demise.In a new study published today in the journal Current Biology, a team of scientists reports that road expansion, agricultural conversion and a planned hydropower project could destroy more than one-quarter of the Tapanuli orangutan’s existing habitat. With no more than 800 individuals, the world’s rarest ape species could face extinction not long after we became aware of its existence.“In forty years of research, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything this dramatic,” said William Laurance, a tropical ecologist at James Cook University in Australia and the team’s leader, in a statement.A male Tapanuli orangutan in the Batang Toru forest. Image by Tim Laman via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0).In November, a different group of researchers concluded that orangutans living in the Batang Toru region should be considered a new species, Pongo tapanuliensis. Based on the differences in their behavior, genetics and morphology, the Tapanuli orangutan is distinct from its cousins living in the rainforests of Borneo (Pongo pygmaeus) and elsewhere in Sumatra (Pongo abelii), they argued.Around the same time, Laurance and his colleagues had created detailed maps of the road network across northern Sumatra, including the forests of Batang Toru, part of a broader effort to map both infrastructure projects and targets for conservation across Southeast Asia. They decided to use those analyses to explore the impact the existing — and future — infrastructure developments might have on the Tapanuli orangutan.“It just seemed like an obvious thing to do,” Laurance told Mongabay.The estimated range of Pongo tapanuliensis in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, with the region’s legal forest-use designations and non-forest land covers. Image courtesy of Sloan et al., 2018.They found that planned developments pose a serious threat to this species’ survival, not to mention that of other animals such as the critically endangered Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae).The forests that are home to the Tapanuli orangutan are split into eastern and western “blocks,” along with the Lubuk Raya reserve, creating three isolated populations. What’s more, about 5 percent of the remaining numbers live in the Dolok Sibual Buali reserve, linked to the western block by a sliver of forest only about 700 meters (2,300 feet) wide.This corridor, as well as a sizeable chunk of the eastern block of habitat, have been zoned for oil palm and other types of agriculture, putting around 14 percent of the species’ total habitat in danger of development. Splitting the already-disjointed orangutan populations into smaller and smaller pieces will increase the chances of problems like inbreeding and accelerate the species’ slide toward extinction, the authors write.But the most pressing threat looming over these orangutans is a proposed 510-megawatt hydroelectric dam.“It’s right in the core habitat,” Laurance said.Land cleared as a staging area for the building of a new hydroelectric dam. Image courtesy of Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme.Based on the team’s analyses, they figure the project would dramatically change 96 square kilometers (37 square miles), or about 8 percent, of the animal’s range in the next four years. The dam’s construction would inevitably carry with it a suite of ancillary impacts, such as the access roads that crews will build and the pathways for power lines that they’ll have to carve through the forest. Such openings into the forest increase the odds that farmers will clear more land for agriculture or hunters will enter the area.Conversely, restoring forest at the proposed site of the dam would create a few narrow corridors that could reconnect the eastern and western populations and boost the species’ chances of survival, Laurance said.Despite these concerns, the project continues to move forward. Laurance said that he received confirmation that the World Bank has decided not to help fund the $1.6-billion project, likely because of the potential environmental damage. But the Bank of China has pledged financing for the dam, and a Chinese-state-owned hydroelectric company called Sinohydro has signed on to handle its construction.“It’s only about 510 megawatts. That’s not that much,” said Serge Wich, a primatologist at England’s Liverpool John Moores University, in an interview. “There are alternatives to get that energy.”Bornean (left), Sumatran (middle) and Tapanuli (right) male orangutans. Image by Eric Kilby, Aiwok and Tim Laman via Wikimedia Commons (GFDL).Wich was not involved in this research, but he was a coauthor of the paper announcing the new orangutan species in November.“There is so little time to protect this species,” he said. “The main value in this paper for us is that we can use it to further indicate what the main threats are and that there are still parts of their habitat need to be protected.”He urged the dam’s developers and representatives of the Indonesian government “to have a sensible discussion” about alternatives for generating power in this part of Sumatra. In the same vein, a growing cadre of scientists and conservation organizations, led by groups like the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme and the Sumatran Orangutan Society, are campaigning for a change in the project’s course.But if that doesn’t happen, the dam would be “the beginning of the end of this species,” Wich said.He said that little beyond the “extreme conservation” approached used in shepherding Africa’s mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) back from the brink of extinction, such as near-round-the-clock surveillance by armed guards, will keep the Tapanuli orangutan from disappearing forever.An adult female Tapanuli orangutan. Image by Tim Laman via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0).“Personally, I think it would be an enormous tragedy if we would lose a species for 510 megawatts,” he added. “That sounds absurd to me, but that seems [to be] where it’s heading if the government and company are not willing to change their path.”Laurance and his colleagues agree, arguing in the paper that the government should protect every bit of the animal’s remaining habitat without hesitation.“It’s not going to take a huge push to actually drive something like this to extinction,” he said. “It is absolutely time to pull out all the stops.”Banner image of an adult female Tapanuli orangutan by Tim Laman via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0). John Cannon is a staff writer at Mongabay. Find him on Twitter: @johnccannonCITATIONSNater, A., Mattle-Greminger, M. P., Nurcahyo, A., Nowak, M. G., de Manuel, M., Desai, T., … & Lameira, A. R. (2017). Morphometric, behavioral, and genomic evidence for a new Orangutan species. Current Biology, 27(22), 3487-3498.Sloan, S., Supriatna, J., Campbell, M. J., Alamgir, M., & Laurance, W. F. (2018). Newly discovered orangutan species requires urgent habitat protection. Current Biology, 28:R1-R3.Editor’s note: William Laurance is a member of Mongabay’s advisory board. Article published by John Cannon
Share This!© DisneyWhen you’re smuggling droids across the universe, you’re bound to work up a mighty appetite. And just our luck, there will be a restaurant to feed us when we’re hiding out in the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Black Spire Outpost on Batuu. (Side note: Personal high-five for me because I just spelled Batuu correctly for the first time without having to look it up. Wooot!)The Black Spire Outpost restaurant is called Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo. They specialize in “farm to table” style whole foods, influenced by ancient cooking traditions. And good news! You’ll be able to mobile order your meals here so you won’t have to lose valuable minutes away from your time devoted to overthrowing the Rebellion.© DisneyOfferings include:EntréesSmoked Kaadu Ribs – sticky pork ribs served with a blueberry corn muffin and cabbage slawFried Endorian Tip-yip – crispy chicken served with roasted vegetable potato mash and herb gravyYobshrimp Noodle Salad – chilled shrimp served with marinated noodles and vegetablesRoasted Endorian Tip-yip Salad – marinated chicken served with mixed greens, roasted seasonal vegetables, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and green curry ranchFelucian Garden Spread (lunch only) – plant-based “kefta” served with herb hummus, tomato-cucumber relish, and pitaBraised Shaak Roast (dinner only) – beef pot roast served with cavatelli pasta, wilted kale, and mushroomsIthorian Garden Loaf (dinner only) – plant-based “meatloaf” served with roasted vegetable potato mash, seasonal vegetables, and mushroom sauceKids’ Meals (which include choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small Dasani Water)Yobshrimp Noodle Salad (Disney Check) – chilled shrimp served with noodles, vegetables, and sweet orange dressingA Taste of Takodana (Disney Check) – black bean hummus served with edible soil with nuts, chilled dipping vegetables, and multi-grain crispsFried Endorian Tip-yip – crispy chicken served with macaroni & cheese and seasonal vegetables(For an explanation of the “Disney Check,” see our WDW kids’ quick service FAQ.)© DisneyDessertsOi-oi Puff – raspberry cream puff with passion fruit mousseBatuu-bon – chocolate cake with white chocolate mousse and coffee custardBeveragesThere are drinks aplenty in all areas of Batuu (spelled it right again!). I’m revved up for some Moof Juice.Do you have your first order planned already? Are you wondering what language “yobshrimp” is in? Are you old enough that the word “Endorian” evokes not only the Ewok’s home planet, but also matriarch Endora on “Bewitched”? Let us know in the comments below.
Follow the Puck Christopher Caen Related Posts Tags:#code#community#developer tools#developers#IoT What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … With the growth of the Internet of Things, companies large and small are suddenly finding themselves in uncharted waters: creating and growing developer communities. These communities are vital now for any company trying to create an ecosystem around their products and services.What are the best ways to create a developer community? What are the dos and don’ts for the care and feeding of these groups? With the Game Developer’s Conference in town last week, we decided to go talk to two of the best at building raucous and loyal developer communities: Unity Technologies and Crytek. Today, we sit down with Unity’s Carl Callewaert, their Americas Director & Global Leader of Evangelism.Carl, what do you think has led to the success of the Unity community?I think it’s the community that has done it correctly. Our community has always raised their voices and is very clear and professional in all our forums, and I think that is one of the contributing factors. And working with our community and visiting with our community to build what they need and what they want. And we focus on what can make them successful, and that really goes back to our founders who always worked with the idea and keep to the idea of democratization. And this idea that our community can access anything they want without hassles.Our CEO John Riccitiello also says all the time this is about us solving the hard problems so our community can focus on what they love to do. And that is why we have doubled down on engineering and making sure we have stable versions and that our community has access to software, but also doesn’t have to worry about the hard problems. And then the last thing we are contributing very hard on is to make sure that the community not only has access to it, but also they can be successful with it. And that helped the growth of the community and one of my personal passions has been visiting this community and as an evangelist going around the world and listening to the local communities. And then taking that feedback and bringing it back to our product marketing and our product development, and really creating a product that is asked for by the community. So there is a balance between your development path and listening to your community…how do you manage that?Well, my role is to work with the community hands-on and in the field and it comes from the same philosophy to help and support and to really listen to our community. And we keep learning from that and making sure that we find that balance, and it’s a very difficult balance. We learn how to be better and that is why every three months we bring out a new version, and that is why also last year we released a road map.Screen shot of Unity Game EngineBut that was a criticism in the past that you only released when you were readyWell, that’s a nice example of listening to our community and providing what they need to be successful. Now recently you started the certification program, what brought around the decision to add certification?Actually, it was our community that asked for it, and they wanted a way to show that I know Unity and I want to show that so I can get a job, And we got the request from the community and it took us a while to fully understand what was really required, We brought in the right people for that who really created that for the community and we got great feedback from that and we are very excited to bring that to all the regions in the world now. How did you decide what were the qualifications for certification, was that a give and take with the community as well?So, no, it was a lot of work, and we listened to our key companies and key individuals who really contributed to that, and we had a whole advisory board. Then we had individuals in education who worked very closely with our partners to understand what to define, and we hired educational experts who worked very closely with those individuals. And of course, there is a lot of come and a lot of steps still, different types of certification, and we still have a lot of work to do. But it is very exciting to see people are excited and proud to show that they really know Unity. So given your experience, what are the one or two things they have to do right and the one or two things they should avoid starting a developer communitySo, that is always a very difficult question, I don’t think there are one or two elements that will make it a successful community, there are so many elements that play into that. But one is listening to your community, go visit them at their offices to build that community and understand their needs. One advice I always give is you have to help them build the community, but don’t try to run it. We have a bunch user groups around the world and we help them start it, but we give them total freedom to create their community because they know their local communities better than us. And these are the things I would advise.And what is one big mistake?Well, don’t dictate the community, listen to them, they run the community better than you. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…
North Dakota’s guidance on IRC Sec. 965 has been updated to provide more details on how to report the repatriation income.Reflecting IRC Sec. 965 Income on North Dakota ReturnsAll taxpayers must treat the IRC Sec. 965 inclusion amount as Subpart F income. To properly reflect this in North Dakota’s starting point, taxpayers must include the net of the Sec. 965 inclusion and Sec. 965 deduction amounts in the federal taxable income amount reported on North Dakota Form 40.The Form 40 federal taxable income amount must also include IRC Sec. 78 gross-up included in federal taxable income in arriving at the net federal tax liability on Line 5 of the Transition Tax Statement. Taxpayers must treat this the same as other gross-up would be treated.In addition, taxpayers must include a schedule detailing the computation of Line 5 of the Transition Tax Statement.Treatment of TCJA International Tax Provisions, North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner, November 15, 2018, ¶200-884Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.
Small and medium businesses beware. More than ever, you are being targeted for malware distribution launching points.Malware distributors like a broad network of supply points to host and deliver their malicious software. They compromise websites and upload their malware or links which infect unsuspecting site visitors. Much of this malware has been crafted to harvest financial credentials from infected machines. First, big companies with lots of visitors and search engines were targeted. But large operations have the resources to make it difficult for attackers to compromise defenses. Attackers changed tactics and began targeting porn and gambling sites. But they too began erecting technical defenses which add to the already present user-awareness of caution.So, where can attackers go where technical and behavioral defenses are light but traffic is acceptable? Small and medium businesses of course. Organizations of this size are typically more focused on operations, growth, and building relationships with customers, rather than IT security. This can result in being an easy target for malware distributors. Sophos estimates 30,000 SME websites are targeted per day to spread malware. As a bonus, if malware can be infected on Point-of-Sale systems at the same time, it can add to the wealth of retail transaction data for the attackers. A recent report out of England, Crime against businesses: Detailed findings from the 2012 Commercial Victimization Survey, found companies with fewer than 20 employees are spending as little as £200 per year. Interestingly, the report found that small and medium companies spend more on physical security than cyber-security. Security investment decisions must align to the risks. With an uptick in attention from attackers, small and medium business should reevaluate their priorities and insure they are not unknowingly hosting malware to their precious customers. If the task seem daunting, there are many resources and solutions to help. Security experts have seen this coming and also been changing tactics to adapt. Awareness is the first step.
Virat Kohli and Anushka SharmaYuvraj Singh has defended Virat Kohli and his girlfriend Anushka Sharma on Twitter. He has appealed to the cricket fans to respect Kohli and his girlfriend Anushka Sharma’s personal lives.Virat Kohli scored just one run in the crucial World Cup semifinal against Australia.Anushka, who was in attendance at the Sydney Cricket Ground, was blamed for Kohli’s failure in the match which the team lost by 95 runs.The comment came after social-media went viral with several jokes on Anushka.”To all our real Indian fans who support us in our wins and loses ! Let’s respect @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma personal life,” Yuvraj wrote on his twitter handle.The 33-year-old Yuvraj, who was Man of the Tournament in the 2011 edition but could not find a place for the just-concluded mega-event, was also supportive of Kohli.”Someone who’s scored 5 hundreds on Aus tour deserves much more respect and support from his fans !”I’m sure in the coming times he will shine for his country again and again,” he said.The Bollywood fraternity, too, took to the micro-blogging site to extend its support to Anushka.
One of the best men in the history of the University of Notre Dame has passed away, as Rev. Theodore Hesburgh died late Thursday on the South Bend, Ind., campus. He was 97. Father Hesburgh was Notre Dame’s president from 1952-87, helping develop the school into one of the country’s most powerful academic institutions. He is well known for his influence with U.S. presidents on civil rights and other issues of the 20th century. A 14-story library at Notre Dame is named after Hesburgh. Friday morning, the Fighting Irish community is mourning the loss of their former leader. Brian Kelly’s press conference to announce new assistants has been pushed to Monday in wake of death of Fr. Hesburgh— Chris Hine (@ChristopherHine) February 27, 2015Students have been gathering at the Grotto to remember and pray for Fr. Hesburgh. pic.twitter.com/WPCYFcPNPc— Notre Dame (@NotreDame) February 27, 2015IN has lost a man of unwavering faith, profound vision & monumental virtue in the passing of @NotreDame Father Theodore Hesburgh.— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) February 27, 2015RIP Father Hesburgh, you were a true pioneer and nobody could ever come close to replacing you.— John Swift (@jswift98) February 27, 2015Rev. Hesburgh helped create a small piece of Heaven at Notre Dame. My personally signed ‘God, Country, Notre Dame’. pic.twitter.com/ocadYG9OVv— Joel DeLorge (@JoelDeLorge) February 27, 2015A giant of a man, educator and priest has passed. RIP Rev. Hesburgh. Guided ND athletics for decades.— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) February 27, 2015RPI, Rev Hesburgh your positive impact was enormous ! You were a giant in this lifetime and a true servant of God!!! You will be missed !!— Bill Kenney (@CoachKenneyWMU) February 27, 2015“Women ought to have the same opportunities to develop their talents as men do.” Thank you for all the opportunities, Fr. Hesburgh.— Kate Harrington (@kharrin12) February 27, 2015Every Catholic social justice leader today owes a debt of gratitude to Fr. Hesburgh. His faith fired his activism for civil rights and peace— John Gehring (@gehringdc) February 27, 2015In the pride of Catholic higher education, Fr. Hesburgh was our lion, says Fr. Holtschneider, president #DePaul. pic.twitter.com/jz0A6E7hMM— DePaul University (@DePaulU) February 27, 2015Fr. Hesburgh made @NotreDame coed, changing the lives of 1000s of women, including mine. #ThankYouFrTed pic.twitter.com/HfzrBLcMoo— Anne Thompson (@annenbcnews) February 27, 2015Father Hesburgh has passed / one of the most impressive men I ever met / May he RIP— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) February 27, 2015Rest in peace, Father Hesburgh.
Yesterday offered a lot of clarity in the College Football Playoff chase. Oklahoma clinched the Big 12 title and assured themselves a playoff berth with a win over Oklahoma State, and the Michigan State-Iowa Big Ten title tilt is set up as a de facto CFP play-in game. Alabama and Clemson will also make the four-team field, provided they take care of business in their respective conference title games next week. Everything seems pretty cut and dry at this point.Still, it’s always interesting to wonder how things would have shaken out under the old BCS system. The guys at BCS Know How have been releasing updated, simulated BCS rankings each week. Here’s a look at how the BCS would have sorted the contending teams with one week to go in the season.This week’s simulated “BCS” rankings are here: pic.twitter.com/UUX60ozRlZ— BCSKnowHow.com (@BCSKnowHow) November 29, 2015I don’t think the protest for an Alabama-Clemson championship game would be too loud, but the fans in Norman, Okla., have to be happy this system isn’t in place anymore. After all, the Sooners would be the odd team out as of now.