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Cam Newton Leads Panthers to Playoffs For 1st Time

Photo by nola.comAll the talk of Cam Newton’s status as a top-flight NFL quarterback can cease. All that was left for him to quiet critics was to lead his team into the playoffs. Sunday, he did just that, and in dramatic, heroic fashion, too.Needing a touchdown to defeat the New Orleans Saints, the Panthers got the ball at their 35 yard line with just 55 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, with no timeouts. Throw in that Newton had a bad ankle and Carolina’s top receiver, Steve Smith, was out with a knee injury.Still, Newton was unfazed. He told his teammates in the huddle before the drive: “Let’s get it done.”With calm and talent, Newton did just that. He had passed for just 116 yards to the point, but completed a 37-yard pass to Ted Ginn Jr. Then he fired to Greg Olsen for 14 yards. Newton spiked the ball to stop the clock. Then he threw the game-winning 14-yard touchdown pass to seldom-used Dominik Hixon, who made a diving catch that produced a 16-10 win and the Panthers’ first playoff berth since 2008.The building rocked.“We just kept fighting, kept pounding, kept getting after it,” Newton said. “We really knew we were one drive away. We were one play away.”That play will be etched in minds of Panther fans for a long time, for its significance and how close it was to not being a catch. Newton fired a laser where only Hixon could get to it. He extended himself, got his hands under the ball and maintained possession as he rolled over. The play was reviewed. . . and confirmed.”I was 99 percent sure it was a catch,” Hixon said with a grin.Ultimately, the win was about Newton.”Cam was very resilient,” coach Ron Rivera said. ”He struggled all day and he knows that. But he came through when we needed him.” read more

Bahamas third 31 medals

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Photo Credit: Gertrude Saunders TCI secures three medals at Flow Carifta Games Related Items:#Bahamasget31medalsatCariftaGames, #FlowCariftaGames2017, #magneticmedianews TCI secures three medals at Flow Carifta Games Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCuracao, April 18th, 2017 – Willemstad – The Bahamas had a terrific sports weekend at the Carifta Games – Swimming and Athletics.  In Curacao, on the track there were 31 medals including six gold, 15 silver and 10 bronze for the 242.#MagneticMediaNews#Bahamasget31medalsatCariftaGames#FlowCariftaGames2017last_img read more

Man who fatally injured a toddler sentenced to life term

first_img EL CAJON (KUSI) – A Navy corpsman who inflicted fatal injuries on his girlfriend’s toddler son at their home in Alpine was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in state prison.Brett Brown, 32, was convicted in September of murder and assault on a child causing death.Deputy District Attorney Chantal de Mauregne told jurors that Brown lied to his girlfriend, Renee Fournier, and first responders as to how 20-month- old Lucas Orlando was hurt.About 1:45 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2016, deputies responding to an emergency at Fournier’s apartment on Arnold Way found her son gravely injured, said sheriff’s Lt. Kenneth Nelson.Brown told deputies that Lucas had been hurt in a fall. Fournier was at work at the time, Nelson said.Brown had been watching Lucas that day along with Fournier’s other child and two of his own from a prior relationship, the lieutenant said.Paramedics took Lucas to Rady Children’s Hospital, where he died two days later.Detectives investigating the death determined that the trauma the boy suffered was too severe to have occurred the way Brown described it, according to Nelson.Brown — who was on leave from the Navy at the time — was arrested on Jan. 14, 2016.The child suffered severe eye, brain and neck hemorrhages, skull fractures and a broken leg, according to de Mauregne.Doctors testified that the child’s injuries had to have been caused by violent shaking and by deliberately striking the child’s head against a hard surface.Brown testified that he was carrying the boy and a plate of food when he slipped and fell on top of the toddler.Fournier, 31, pleaded guilty to felony child endangerment and agreed to testify against Brown. A judge in October reduced that conviction to a misdemeanor and she was sentenced to probation and ordered to complete a yearlong child abuse class. December 5, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Man who fatally injured a toddler sentenced to life term Posted: December 5, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Cygnus Puts Ag Group on the Block

first_imgCygnus Business Media is putting its agriculture group up for sale, Folio: has learned. The group includes five tradeshows and two publications.Corporate Solutions, an acquisition advisory firm, has been retained to help secure a buyer.Cygnus CEO John French says in a statement that the sale will “provide us with an opportunity to improve our overall balance sheet and provide a substantial return to our ownership group.” The assets, he says, are profitable and the group is a “discrete business.” A sale would not adversely impact the other affinity groups within the company. The remainder of the company is not on the market.One obvious, but not confirmed, bidder would be Penton, which just spent $80 million on Farm Progress Companies last November.  UPDATE: According to French, Cygnus’s balance sheet is in good shape, but after increasing interest from other parties in buying the group, and a well-performing agriculture market, the time became right to sell.About 12 employees work in the group. “We’re still owned by banks and by that definition at some point we’ll have to sell the company,” he says. “My job has been to come in and take the company out of bankruptcy and improve value. And the ag group is the first manifestation of that value increase. I’ve had more calls about the ag group than any other in the company.”The decision to put it up for sale, says French, was all the easier in that the ag group is not core to the company’s affinity group structure. “We don’t have anything else around it,” he says.French declined to reveal pricing or revenue details, but said they’re seeking a very competitive bid or they’re not going to sell. “We’re going for a good market price, and if we don’t get it, then we’re not selling and it’s business as usual,” he says.last_img read more

Congressional Tide Has Turned on BRAC Smith Says

first_imgCongressional opposition to approving a new round of base closures is loosening, even as this year’s Congress has resisted the Obama administration’s request for a BRAC in 2017, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday.“The hostility, the notion that this was completely unacceptable, which existed about a year ago is not there anymore amongst my fellow members is the way I would put it,” Rep. Adam Smith (Wash.), the most prominent advocate in Congress for a BRAC round, told reporters.Smith dismissed all of the standard arguments, saying they had run their course, reported CQ Roll Call.“I think this whole notion that BRACs are stupid because they cost money is getting increasingly difficult to justify as an argument, as is the notion that somehow we can just do it with overseas bases,” he said.Smith also cited ADC members’ preference for the certainty of a BRAC “because this death of a thousand cuts is worse.” Smith was a keynote speaker at last month’s Defense Communities National Summit.While he believes lawmakers have started to understand why a BRAC round is needed for the long-term health of national security, it’s still not clear how soon Congress will come around. He included House Armed Services Chair Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) as one of the members who understands the importance of BRAC.“He doesn’t quite share it enough yet to say that it’s still a good idea and it’s something that we want to do, but I think there is an acknowledgment that at some point we need to get there,” Smith said. “How exactly it is that he envisions getting there, much less when, I couldn’t say.”————-IMAGE SOURCE Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Dave Chappelle John Mayer Announce LA New Years Eve Show

first_imgFind out where the performers will bring their new “Controlled Danger” concept show to the big stage this New Year’s EveBrian HaackGRAMMYs Sep 27, 2017 – 12:35 pm Fans of comedy and music alike will be able to come together on New Year’s Eve this year for a special event hosted by legendary comedian Dave Chappelle and seven-time GRAMMY winning guitarist John Mayer. Dave Chappelle, John Mayer: “Controlled Danger” dave-chappelle-john-mayer-announce-la-new-years-eve-show Twitter Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 14, 2015 – 5:39 pm John Mayer Wins Best Male Pop Vocal Performance News Dubbed “Controlled Danger,” the special holiday event will include solo sets by each performer, capped off by a collaborative session of “songs, stories, improvised dancing, and more,” as reported by Billboard .This will be far from the first time the pair has worked together, as Mayer first joined a classic sketch on an episode of “Chappelle’s Show” in 2004. More recently, Chappelle joined Mayer onstage for a surprise appearance at the guitarist’s Apr. 12, 2017, show in Columbus, Ohio, where the pair performed a touching improvised tribute to fellow “Chappelle’s Show” collaborator Charlie Murphy, who had passed away earlier that day following a protracted bout with leukemia.Since that live performance, Chappelle and Mayer have performed several editions of the “Controlled Danger” show concept at clubs and small venues around the country, but this New Year’s Eve event will mark the first time the show will be presented on a large stage in a major venue.”Controlled Danger” will take place on Dec. 31 at The Forum, in Inglewood, Calif. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Sept. 29.Universal Hip-Hop Museum To Open In New York City Facebook Dave Chappelle, John Mayer Announce L.A. New Year’s Eve Show last_img read more

Cisco GRAMMY Museum Announce Music Education Grant Winners

first_img Enterprise Award Grants Going To 20 Music Programs cisco-grammy-museum-announce-music-education-grant-winners News Facebook 2017 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award to empower 20 music programs with $5,000 apiecePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 29, 2017 – 4:15 pm Cisco, the GRAMMY Museum, and the OneRepublic Good Life Foundation have teamed to distribute the 2017 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award, 20 monetary grants of $5,000 to public school music programs, and to enable more connected classroom experiences by donating the Cisco Spark collaboration platform to recipients of the award. “We have seen the incredible benefits of our GRAMMY Signature Schools program at work in classrooms across the country, and we couldn’t be more grateful to Cisco and OneRepublic’s Good Life Foundation for their generous donation,” said Scott Goldman, GRAMMY Museum Executive Director.Music at its core is a collaborative process, and Cisco Spark will foster innovative collaboration opportunities for students and positively impact the way they work and learn. The company’s leading work with online networks has already enriched 500,000 concert attendees at dozens of Live Nation venues with WiFi, and it is committed to driving digital transformation in the music industry as well as music classrooms. “We are committed to not only supporting but also rewarding the outstanding work of the students, teachers and administrators at these schools, and hope this donation continues to make music education a reality for students across America,” said Maria Dincel, Managing Director, Olympics, Global Sponsorships and Product Placement at Cisco.Since its inception in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools Program has donated more than $2.4 million in financial assistance to school music programs nationally.2017 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award RecipientsAntioch High School, Antioch, TNBroad Ripple Magnet High School, Indianapolis, INCamden High School, Camden, NJCamelback High School, Phoenix, AZCharlestown High School, Boston, MACleveland NJROTC Academy, St. Louis, MOEastern Senior High School, Washington, DCFranklin Learning Center, Philadelphia, PAJames Hillhouse High School, New Haven, CTJohn Hancock Preparatory High School, Chicago, ILLincoln High School, , Yonkers, NYOakland Technical High School, Oakland, CAPatrick Henry High School, Roanoke, VARainier Senior High School, Rainier, WASouthwest Magnet High School and Law Academy, Macon, GAStephen F. Austin High School, Houston, TXStranahan High School, Fort Lauderdale, FLThomas Jefferson International Newcomer’s Academy, Cleveland, OHThomasville High School, Thomasville, NCWashington High School, Freemont, CAGRAMMY Music Education Coalition Brings Music To Public SchoolsRead more Twitter Email Cisco, GRAMMY Museum Announce Music Education Grant Winners last_img read more

Yo MTV Raps Reunion To Celebrate 30th Anniversary In Brooklyn

first_img Facebook 30-Year Reunion Coming For “Yo! MTV Raps” yo-mtv-raps-reunion-celebrate-30th-anniversary-brooklyn News “Yo! MTV Raps” Reunion To Celebrate 30th Anniversary In Brooklyn https://twitter.com/YoExperience/status/986658269212086273 “Yo! MTV Raps … actually put hip-hop on the map around the globe,” Doctor Dré said. “From southeast Asia … to Peru, Argentina. Antarctica even used to watch ‘Yo! MTV Raps.’ I used to get mail from many different African nations — including Wakanda.”Tickets go on sale on April 20.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Ed Lover and Doctor Dré are back and plotting an epic night on June 1 at Brooklyn’s Barclay CenterPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Apr 18, 2018 – 5:32 pm In the year 1988, “Yo! MTV Raps” first appeared on upstart cable network MTV. Hosted by Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Run-DMC, the pilot episode explored the nascent music genre while examining the works of emerging artists DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince and Eric B. & Rakim.Now 30 years after the seminal show helped make hip-hop a global phenomenon, “Yo! MTV Raps: 30th Anniversary Experience” is bringing an epic reunion back to Brooklyn’s Barclay Center on June 1.Looking back on 1988, just one year later at the 31st GRAMMY Awards saw the debut of the Best Rap Performance category, won by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince for their hit “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” Introducing the award, Kool Moe Dee said, “I think it’s time that the whole world knows rap is here to stay.”The upcoming June 1 extravaganza was initiated by former hosts Ed Lover and Doctor Dré (not to be confused with Dr. Dre), according to Rolling Stone. Fab 5 Freddy and DJ Skribble, from the hosting side, will be there at the event along with GRAMMY winners Big Daddy Kane and Melle Mel, GRAMMY nominee Flavor Fav, Eric B. & Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, Kid Capri, KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions, the Pharcyde, and more. Twitter Email last_img read more

Bees on Notre Dame rooftop survive this weeks devastating fire

first_img“I got a call from the spokesman for Notre Dame who said there were bees flying in and out of the hives which means they are still alive,” Geant told CNN on Friday. “Right after the fire I looked at the drone pictures and saw the hives weren’t burnt but there was no way of knowing if the bees had survived,” Geant added. “Now I know there’s activity, it’s a huge relief.”On Wednesday, Geant posted photos on his Instagram taken by drones that show the hives intact. A visual history of Notre-Dame de Paris Post a comment The bees of Notre Dame seem to have their patron saint Ambrose looking out for them.  Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET The devastating fire that destroyed part of Paris’ historic Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday appears to have spared the bees living on its rooftop.Since 2013, as part of a city initiative to support biodiversity in Paris, Notre Dame has been home to three beehives on a roof beneath the rose window. Because the hives are located about 30 meters (98 feet) below the main roof, the fire didn’t get close enough to do any damage. Considering each hive is home to 60,000 bees, Notre Dame beekeeper Nicolas Geant was beyond relieved to learn the fire didn’t hurt the insects. Share your voice Another photo posted on his Instagram shows the bees alive and well on one of the Notre Dame gargoyles. The structures  double as functional rain spouts.Perhaps St. Ambrose, the patron saint of bees and beekeepers, was keeping an eye out for the beloved insects of Notre Dame.center_img 0 36 Photos Tags Sci-Tech Culturelast_img read more

Garment workers in Savar protest for due salaries

first_imgSavarWorkers of a readymade garment factory in Savar demonstrated on Thursday morning in front of their factory demanding due salaries.The workers said they are not getting salaries for the last three months.Several hundreds workers of Abbas Apparel gathered at their factories from the morning and demonstrated. Workers said that about 600 workers are not getting salary for the last three months. Authorities have told them that they would be given due payment by Thursday.However, no officials did come to the factory on the day and workers found the main gate locked in the morning, which made them angry.Law enforcement members were seen deployed in front of the factory.last_img read more