On eve of constitutional referendum, politicians and media urged to act responsibly

first_img November 18, 2016 Find out more Help by sharing this information BoliviaAmericas Organisation Receive email alerts Transcripts of Radio Oriental’s “Nuestra Palabra” programmeAs Bolivia prepares for a 25 January referendum on a new constitution that President Evo Morales has sought from the time he took office in January 2006, Reporters Without Borders appeals to politicians and news media to act with responsibility. Ever since the constituent assembly began its work in August 2006, the call for a new constitution has fuelled political violence and polarisation, in which both state and privately-owned media and their staff have been protagonists and victims.The welcome intercession of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) in September and the consensus reached a month later between the government and the main opposition party (Podemos) have partially checked a political crisis that has undermined press freedom and the safety of journalists.But the adoption of a new constitution will not suffice to resolve the past antagonisms or prevent future abuses. Reporters Without Borders is therefore addressing this message to Bolivia’s citizens, leaders and news media.Against hate mediaAn organisation that defends press freedom and free expression, Reporters Without Borders believes it has a duty to denounce the use of news media to incite racism, violence or murder. It was for this reason that the organisation condemned the behaviour of Jorge Melgar Quete, who was arrested on 13 October in Riberalta, in the northeastern department of Beni. Melgar’s commentaries on Beni’s Canal 18 TV station were just hate-filled rants against the indigenous origins of many Bolivians and the country’s democratically-elected president. In an opinion piece published in the dailies La Razón and La Prensa on 21 October, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard voiced outrage at the fact that the media were being used to express such views. For the same reason, as a warning, we are publishing on our website passages from “Nuestra Palabra”, a hate programme hosted by lawyer Luis Arturo Mendivil on Radio Oriental, a station he owns in the eastern city of Santa Cruz. Mendivil’s radio editorials glorify the Unión Juvenil Cruceñista, a radical Santa Cruz-based group that has carried out repeated physical attacks on state media such as Canal 7 TV and the Red Patria Nueva radio network because of their perceived support for the central government in La Paz.Against the “media war”The prefects of four departments that are seeking autonomy – Rubén Costas of the eastern department of Santa Cruz, Savina Cuéllar of the southern department of Chuquisaca, Mario Cossío of the southern department of Tarija and Ernesto Suárez of the northern department of Beni – reiterated their opposition to the new constitution on 13 January. That is of course their democratic right. But they have a duty to oppose any use of the media to incite hate or violence on their behalf, or any physical attack on media or journalists they do not like. The authorities and activists who support the government or the ruling coalition, such as La Paz’s Popular Civic Committee, must also respect this principle as regards the privately-owned media and those media perceived as pro-opposition. Comments by President Morales questioning the “dignity” of journalists elicited heated protests by journalists in La Paz on 15 December.Finally, the current development of new state-owned media, including a daily newspaper, has prompted fears of the emergence of a government-controlled press. Public media should not be used by governments to respond in kind to the attacks coming from part of the opposition press. But there is nothing illegitimate about the development of state media as long as their editorial independence is guaranteed. Against impunityThe dramatic surge in threats and physical attacks on the press during the political crisis caused Bolivia to plummet to 115th position (out of 173 countries) in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index – a fall of 47 places from its ranking in the 2007 index. A significant factor in this fall was the murder on 29 March 2008 of Carlos Quispe Quispe, 31, a journalist employed by Radio Municipal Pucarani (in La Paz department).The trial of his alleged murderers has been postponed several times and has still not taken place. Similarly, Army 2nd. Lt. George Peter Nava Zurita and 11 other people have never been brought to trial after being charged with “terrorism” for the bombing of privately-owned TV station Canal 4-Unitel on 21 June 2008 in Yacuiba, in Tarija department. And no one has been brought to trial for the attacks on Canal 7 and Red Patria Nueva in Santa Cruz.So far, the only person to be sanctioned for physical attacks on the press is Adolfo Cerrudo, the head of La Paz’s Popular Civic Committee, who has been implicated in several incidents including threatening to rape a woman journalist employed by the daily La Razón in March 2008. Cerrudo was belatedly placed under house arrest on 14 November.The protection of civil liberties and the safety of journalists become empty words when violations are left unpunished. Justice should not be a question of ideology or political affiliation. And in this case it requires a dialogue between the government, the entire political class and journalists’ representatives. Such a dialogue has yet to take place.ConstitutionIt is not the job of Reporters Without Borders to evaluate of the entire constitution. That is the Bolivian people’s sovereign right in the referendum. There was, however, a controversy about article 108.2, which says: “Information and opinions expressed in the communications media must respect the principles of truth and responsibility.” At the request of six journalists’ organisations, a reference to media “self-regulation” was added to this article in October. Reporters Without Borders believes that such self-regulation is precisely what is entailed by media responsibility.Article 106.1 affirms “the right to communication and the right to information,” while 106.2 affirms “the freedoms of expression, opinion and information and the right to freely express ideas by any means of dissemination without prior censorship.” Finally, article 107.3 says “the media will not be able, directly or indirectly, to form monopolies or oligopolies” and commits the state not only to recognising but also to “promoting the creation of community media with equal conditions and opportunities.”The constitution complies with the inter-American system’s legal requirements and precedents but it does not settle the issue of how broadcast frequencies are allocated or the issue of access to government information, which is the subject of a much-discussed bill. One must be clear about this. Reporters Without Borders believes that a resumption of the “media war” would be prevented if respect for a single principle were made paramount – the principle of diversity of opinion and the free flow of ideas in all the media, whatever their tendency. The referendum campaign offers an excellent opportunity to show such respect. BoliviaAmericas Reporters Without Borders is posting an example of Bolivian hate media on its website as a warning amid the continuing political tension in the country. It consists of passages from the transcripts of editorials by lawyer Luis Arturo Mendivil on a Santa Cruz-based FM radio station in which he makes extremely racist comments about the country’s indigenous population. January 19, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 On eve of constitutional referendum, politicians and media urged to act responsibly Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment to go further February 1, 2018 Find out more RSF_en June 12, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News News News Follow the news on Bolivia News Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exilelast_img read more

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Harvard’s sacred spaces

first_imgYaseen Eldik graduated from Harvard Law School (HLS) in 2016. It was a period marked by “crippling, depressing anxiety,” unease rooted in the rhetoric of a xenophobic campaign season, and pressures associated with his chosen field and uncertain future.A spiritual person who had worked in the Obama White House’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Eldik spent much time that year, as in any year, in prayer. Time for meditation and reflection helped ground him, and kept him moving forward. Often, his thoughts turned to what it would mean for his institution, to which he had become deeply attached, to create a space for this very activity. “It’s definitely something that would have made my life easier,” he said.Fast-forward two years, and that space exists, thanks to an initiative spearheaded by Jeff McNaught, senior director of student affairs and administration, and to the counsel of Eldik himself. Opened at the start of 2017–18 academic year, HLS’ Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Space offers students a unique place for religious observance, meditation, and prayer.,An attractive, austere room tucked into a corner of Wasserstein Hall and accessible only to students, it features sleek white oak lockers, kneelers, and racks to hold shoes; colorful prayer rugs and pillows for meditation; and a large window, 5 feet high, the bottom half of which is frosted to preserve privacy while letting in soft light. On a wall facing east, a Post-it note performing as a makeshift mihrab denotes the direction of Mecca. Nearby, on the same bulletin board, are the Lord’s Prayer and verses from 1 Thessalonians and the Psalms.“Yaseen really helped to put my mind at ease when we were designing the space,” said McNaught. “Both in terms of the size itself, and what kinds of things needed to be included, and then HLS Facilities did an incredible job in making it happen over the course of that summer. It’s been great to see this year how many students are using the room. Yaseen was right when he said that people would be happy to have a quiet, clean space with a few simple amenities for prayer.”The space at the Law School is one of several on campus offering students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to engage in meditation and prayer. Also new during the last academic year is Tufnell Park Meditation Room in the renewed Winthrop House, which reflects Faculty Deans Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. and Stephanie Robinson’s commitment to students finding agency for self-care.,A wudu station, for the ritual cleansing required of Muslims prior to salah prayer, newly graces a washroom just outside of Divinity Hall Chapel (where, in 1838, Ralph Waldo Emerson gave his famous Divinity School Address).In April, Memorial Church celebrated the anniversary of its student oasis, which had opened a year earlier to serve Harvard’s faith-based communities. The oasis, which brings together a diverse cross-section of religious and spiritual life, features a contemporary kitchen, meeting rooms, and a quiet, comfortable study lounge.“I feel it has been successful because we set out to create a space that would serve as a site of human connection,” said the Rev. Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church. “No matter who you are, no matter where you’re from, you will find a place of comfort, and more importantly, a space of grace.”,“No matter who you are, no matter where you’re from, you will find a place of comfort, and more importantly, a space of grace.” — the Rev. Jonathan L. Walton,Last spring also marked the first anniversary of a new space for Harvard Hillel, which completed renovations on the Keidan Family Commons for Jewish Life as part of an ongoing renewal process at Rosovsky Hall. The new space, designed to create a more welcoming and inclusive experience on the ground floor, fosters conversation among members of Hillel minyanim (prayer communities), between prayer services, meals, and other activities.“Hillel is really the center of the diverse Jewish community at Harvard,” said Hillel President Corey Gold ’19. “When he first designed the building, which opened in 1993, the architect Moshe Safdie was intent on making it feel like one, unified space, where each of the respective groups — though praying separately — could see each other across the courtyard, and then come together afterwards in conversation, and for dinner. The renovated first floor and new lounge make it even easier for us to do this, which is so important considering that the number of ‘Hillel regulars’ who attend prayer services, meals, and other programming has only grown.”Last year, for example, the Reform minyan began meeting regularly for Friday night services, and this year the Orthodox minyan expanded from just one daily service in the morning to another in the afternoon.,Nascent programs designed to quench students’ thirst for spiritual and meditative life are popping up all over campus, often in new spaces. At Winthrop House, new weekly prayer sessions are open to students of any faith, or no faith at all.“We have this time to allow students the opportunity to join us in prayer as well as to ask us questions about praying, or to ask for prayer about anything they have going on in their lives,” explains Carl Miller, a resident tutor who leads the group with two other tutors: his wife, Valencia, and Drew Wong.Winthrop House also offers would-be seekers weekly yoga sessions from its Robert M. Beren Hall rooftop commons, a welcome addition that lets yogis take in spectacular views over Harvard and the Charles River while grounded in tadasana.“It was very important to me that we create a holistic space for students to relax, reflect, and recharge,” said Robinson. “Wellness and well-being are essential for students, and we strive to foster a culture within the House that encourages students to find the time and the space for self-care.”,In Grays Hall, where a serenity room built in 2014 to serve College first-years was reopened in January after renovations to the basement, midday meditation sessions are held Monday through Friday. Sponsored by Harvard’s David S. Rosenthal Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, these are open to staff, faculty, and students alike. The center also offers a four-week Koru meditation course that teaches mindfulness, meditation, and resilience.Molecular and cellular biology concentrator Connor Horton ’18 pursued various perspectives on meditation throughout his years at Harvard after the Koru course introduced him to the practice his first year. Since then, he has adopted meditation as an important part of his life, cultivating his own techniques while attending group sessions in Winthrop House. “Meditation in general allows me to check in and see how I’m doing, and sort through what’s on my mind,” Horton said. “And I enjoy group meditation sessions as a way to connect to other people. They offer a collective energy which you don’t get on your own.”,Existing groups have taken the reins and created their own opportunities in new spaces across campus. At the Memorial Church, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows, Cru, and Athletes in Action are a few of the groups that reserve time for meetings. (The Harvard University Choir and the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College also take advantage of the choir room for rehearsal.) At HLS, Christian Fellowship and Muslim Law Students Association both reserve the prayer and meditation room for group sessions daily.Of course, even as Harvard builds fresh places and expands upon its programmatic offerings, there are myriad existing spaces that can offer religious, spiritual, or meditative experiences. In the modern, cylindrical Class of 1959 Chapel, students at the Business School can take in a concert or a nondenominational service, or sit peacefully watching plump koi swim beneath a pyramid of glass. A stroll through the collections of the Harvard Art Museums can offer an opportunity to leave behind the stress of an impending project due date. The meditation room at the Center for the Study of World Religions, blessed in Sanskrit by a Hindu monk of the Ramakrishna order when it opened in 2010, offers any member of the Harvard community a place to pray, rest, and reflect.,“Perhaps the most interesting meditation spaces are the most unlikely ones,” said Nancy Costikyan, director of Harvard’s Office of Work/Life. “On the train. In the Yard. In a cubical. We have little ‘Quiet please — Meditation at Work’ signs that people can hang on their office doors or on a cubicle for when someone is meditating and is asking not to be interrupted. Sometimes, all it takes is to find a way to make an existing space your own.”Still, for some, like Eldik, the new, concerted initiatives at Harvard mean a lot.“There is such deep, symbolic meaning for an institution like Harvard Law to decide to invest in a space for meditation and prayer,” he said. “Harvard Law can be such a competitive place. But for it to take the time to pause and then open itself up to student liberty and to want to support healthy, diverse reflection, this signals something greater, and can have an impact on trends in higher education, and greater society beyond.” The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

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March Madness 2019: Purdue’s Carsen Edwards’ 28 3-pointers sets tournament record

first_imgPurdue’s national title chances are over for this season, but Carsen Edwards’ stellar performance has etched him in NCAA Tournament history.The junior joined special company in the No. 3 Boilermakers’ run to the Elite Eight, which ended in heartbreak for the team as they lost in overtime to No. 1 Virginia, 80-75. Carsen Edwards’ #Elite8 highlight tape is one for the ages. 👏#MarchMadness | @BoilerBall pic.twitter.com/Vz3v41c0PA— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 2019With those 139 points, Edwards also surpassed former Davidson star Stephen Curry with the most points in the first four games in tournament history. During Davidson’s 2008 run, Curry scored 128 points in the first four games.Unreal pic.twitter.com/NbTKKx17zc— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 31, 2019Edwards is the first player in the tournament to have multiple games of eight or more 3-pointers. In the Sweet 16, he had nine 3’s against Villanova.Other accolades for the Purdue star include:Edwards is tied with Kimble for the most points in an Elite Eight game (42). He’s tied for ninth with the most averaged points scored in tournament history (34.8).Edwards tied for fourth with the most 3’s scored in a tournament game with 10.He’s the eighth player in tournament history to record five straight 25-point games and is the first to do so since Curry in 2008. Related News March Madness 2019: Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins takes blame for loss to Texas Tech Edwards scored 28 3-pointers in the first four games of the tournament, surpassing the previous record of 27 3s, which was set by Michigan’s Glen Rice in 1989. That feat was achieved in six games.On top of that, Edwards scored 139 points in those four games, with 42-point performances coming from his last two games. He became the first player with more than one 40-point games in tournament history since Bo Kimble’s effort with Loyola Marymount in 1990.last_img read more

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Announcing: Geocacher of the Month Award

first_imgYou could be the Geocacher of the MonthGroundspeak needs your help acknowledging a geocacher each month that stands out by inspiring other geocachers with their innovation, creative hides and/or logs, respect for the environment, and geocaching etiquette. This person can be your best geocaching buddy, a geocacher you know as a local legend, or a long time geocacher who invites newbies to the geocaching community.The Geocacher of the Month celebrates geocachers for their contributions and diversity. Geocachers are outdoorsy, technically apt, young, old, parents, single, athletic, intelligent, travelers, grandparents, and more. They are a uniquely eclectic group, unified by their passion for the activity of geocaching.If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be the Geocachers of the Month, send an email to [email protected] Every nomination must meet the following requirements. Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and description (in 500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the first Geocacher of the Month must be received by August 4th.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top three candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to vote for your favorite.We’ll name the Geocacher of the Month on August 20th at the Geocaching Block Party in Seattle, Washington, USA. Each Geocacher of the Month will receive an exclusive special edition ”Geocacher of the Month” Geocoin along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging their contributions signed by the founders of Geocaching.com: Jeremy Irish, Bryan Roth and Elias Alvord.Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so as to learn from each other. Let the nominations begin!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the September ‘Featured Geocacher of the Month’September 27, 2011In “Community”Announcing the December Featured Geocacher of the MonthJanuary 5, 2012In “Community”Announcing the December Geocacher of the MonthFebruary 4, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

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Justice Mittal sworn in as Chief Justice of MP High Court

first_imgMadhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath congratulates Ajay Kumar Mittal after he took oath as the new Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court during a swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhawan, in Bhopal, Sunday. Justice A.K. Mittal was on Sunday sworn in as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. He was earlier Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, several state cabinet ministers, Chief Secretary S.R. Mohanty and senior members of the legal fraternity were present on the occasion. | Photo Credit: PTIlast_img read more

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PBA semis: Magnolia avoids 0-3 hole, shuts down Rain or Shine late

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Rookie Javee Mocon led all scorers with 18 points that went with nine rebounds but even he couldn’t break the Painters’ dry spell down the stretch.Mocon’s three-point play with 4:03 remaining that cut the Magnolia’s lead down to two, 76-74, turned out to be Rain or Shine’s final points.The Hotshots, who limited the Painters to just 11 points in the fourth quarter, go for the equalizer in Game 4 when the series resumes on Monday after the Holy Week break.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuecenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia put on a defensive clinic late to beat Rain or Shine, 85-74, in a must-win Game 3 in their Philippine Cup semifinals series Tuesday night at Araneta Coliseum.The Hotshots held the Elasto Painters scoreless in the final four minutes to close the game on a 9-0 run.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Louie Alas defends Phoenix big men: They’re physical but not dirty players DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “We just tried to bring back Magnolia Hotshots basketball it’s a more defensive-minded team,” said Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero, whose squad made it a series after dropping Games 1 and 2.“We needed to bring back our aggressiveness and energy. Even though, we’re tried we have no choice but to go back to our identity. We were focused for 48 minutes.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMagnolia big man Ian Sangalang came alive in the fourth quarter where he scored 12 of his 16 points after going scoreless in the first half.Paul Lee also scored 16 while Mark Barroca collected six points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two blocks for the Hotshots. MOST READlast_img read more

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Future Generations Must not Bear Debt Burden – Phillips

first_imgMONTEGO BAY – Minister of Finance and Planning, Hon. Dr. Peter Phillips, says the Government’s economic imperative is to reduce the debt burden and put the country on a solid path for future generations. He stated that measures such as the Public Debt Management Act, which was passed in the House of Representatives recently, will ensure that “no future generations of Jamaicans will ever have to walk this way again and bear the burden of the kind of debt that has set us back over the past decades.” “Your Government is pursuing every avenue to ensure that generations to come, will have a firmer economic foundation than the one that now exists, and we are confident on the course we are following,” Dr. Phillips stated. He was addressing the third in a series of parish fora, organised by the Social Development Commission (SDC), which was held yesterday (Nov. 22), at the West Jamaica Conference Centre in Mount Salem, St. James. The Finance Minister said that part of the programme is to ensure that meaningful growth takes place in the economy, noting that focus will be placed on key growth sectors such as Information Communication Technology (ICT). He said that through US$20 million, which was added to an existing programme in March, the sector will be delivering scores of jobs for young people by year-end, and it is projected to continue on a growth path.  “We believe there is a tremendous future for Jamaica in the ICT field,” Dr. Phillips expressed. He acknowledged that measures put in place to relive the debt, including passing a credible budget “has been tough for some Jamaicans”, but noted that provisions have been made for the most vulnerable in the society. “We expanded PATH (Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education), provided $4. 2 billion for the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), over $2 billion for small business development, and support in that budget,” the Minister said. He assured that the Government will continue to provide the public with relevant information on vital issues. “We are committed to the principle of openness and transparency,” he stated.last_img read more

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Opinion Coldweather Super Bowl poses big risk reward for NFL

MetLife Stadium will play host to Super Bowl XLVIII Feb. 2.Courtesy of MCTSan Diego, Houston, Miami, New Orleans. East Rutherford, New Jersey?One of these Super Bowl host cities, quite clearly, is not like the others.The National Football League’s decision to host Super Bowl XLVIII in a cold-weather city — specifically one without a suitable indoor venue — has become a frequent target for criticism during the weeks leading up to the big game. Set to kickoff on Sunday, at 6:25 p.m., this year’s Super Bowl — which pits the Denver Broncos and their league-best offense against the Seattle Seahawks’ No.1-ranked defense — has been somewhat upstaged by the weather forecast.Back in 2010, when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the first-ever outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl would be played in New Jersey, the decision produced mixed reviews. Since that time, the sense of concern has risen as the challenges of hosting the nation’s most-watched sporting event under the harsh conditions of winter have come into focus.There is no doubt that Goodell and the NFL owners took a gamble in selecting MetLife Stadium to host the 48th version of the Super Bowl. It remains to be seen as to whether or not they will be rewarded for that risk.Theoretically, bringing the greatest spectacle in American sports to the New York metropolitan area is a recipe for an unprecedented amount of hype. In practice, however, the “crash-and-burn” potential of a “Big Apple” Super Bowl rivals that of one of MetLife Stadium’s familiar occupants — The New York Jets.According to Weather.com, February is the tri-state area’s snowiest month with an average of 9.5 inches of precipitation. At this time last year, Winter Storm Nemo buried the city under 10 inches of snow.Low and behold, when the Farmers’ Almanac was released last August, it predicted that a major winter storm would hit the Northeast around the time of Super Bowl Sunday. Last week, more than 1,300 workers could be found shoveling inside MetLife Stadium after it was blanketed with 13 inches of snow.Several media outlets have already begun discussing the chances of a Super Bowl Saturday or Monday in the event of severe weather — a scenario that league officials have conceded as a remote possibility. On Jan. 23, NJ.com reported that NFL Executive Vice President Eric Grubman said the game could be played anytime between Friday and Monday, if necessary.Fortunately, the current weather forecast for Sunday is favorable, calling for a high of 39 degrees and placing the chance of rain or snow at just 20 percent. Assuming those predictions hold true, the conditions will be manageable—just don’t expect the Red Hot Chili Peppers to sport their usual shirtless look when they join Bruno Mars on stage for the halftime show.In an interview with the New York Daily News, Goodell stood by the league’s choice of MetLife Stadium.“We made the decision that football is played in the elements and so we recognize that and we made a decision to do that. Championship games are often played in inclement weather,” Goodell said. “We had several games that were played in inclement weather, including playoff games this year. That’s football.”The commissioner does have a point. There is something quite romantic about the prospect of the Super Bowl being played on a snow-covered field at The Meadowlands. However, in the event that America’s de facto national holiday — the Super Bowl — is interfered with, the results will be anything but romantic for Goodell and the NFL. read more

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Marco Silva is worried over Evertons summer signings

first_imgEverton’s manager Marco Silva has expressed being worried that not all of the club’s signing were ready to begin the season.Only three out of six major signings of the club have been able to be used in this season. This is all because of the club’s late deals and the troubles of injuries. Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina, and Bernard have been sidelined by injury.Theo Walcott and Dominic Calvert-Lewin had also missed most of the summer fixtures. But they have been able to start the season strongly.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…However, Everton has been able to keep an unbeaten run so far this season; thanks to Silva’s good use of his squad from the previous season.Liverpool Echo has a report of Silva’s words: “I repeat, it is dangerous when you don’t have everybody ready to do pre-season and some of them lost pre-season as well.“We already knew about Andre because when we signed him we knew what had happened to him in that moment, it was clear to us as well.”last_img read more

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