Taika Waititi confirms Chris Hemsworth will be at forefront of Thor Love

first_imgLos Angeles: “Thor: Love And Thunder” director Taika Waititi has revealed Chris Hemsworth will continue to topline the upcoming fourth movie in the Thor franchise. At July’s San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that Natalie Portman, who plays scientist Jane Foster in the franchise, is set to return and get to adapt a version of the Lady Thor arc in the new film. Asked who the star of “Love and Thunder” was, Waititi told MTV News, “It’s Chris. It’s a Thor film. He is Thor, it’s a Thor film. She’s (Portman) in it.” Also featuring Tessa Thompson, the movie is scheduled for a November 5, 2021 release.last_img

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Six held in Siliguri for smuggling gold worth Rs 8 crore

first_imgDarjeeling: The Directorate of Revenue intelligence (DRI) busted a major smuggling racket of gold from Myanmar through Moreh in Manipur. Six persons were arrested from near Siliguri and more than 24 kg of gold, valued close to Rs 8 crore was recovered from them.Acting on a tip-off DRI sleuths from the Siliguri regional unit intercepted a bus and arrested 6 persons. Twenty pieces each of 1kg gold bar along with 25 pieces of gold biscuits each weighing 166 gm was recovered from their possession. The seizure is valued at around Rs 7.99 crore. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe six arrested persons — Mohammad Numan, Mohammad Lukuman, hafiz Misbahuddin, Md. Zamil Ahmed. Md. Dawood Akhtar and MM Washim Khan —were travelling by bus from Manipur to Siliguri via Cooch Behar on Monday. The seized gold had been smuggled into India from Myanmar through Moreh in Manipur. The accused are residents of Manipur and are involved in gold smuggling. During the last financial year, DRI seized 464 kg of gold from Bengal and Sikkim area allegedly smuggled in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and China. The recovered gold is valued at Rs. 145.69 crore in the 46 cases registered claimed a DRI release.last_img read more

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Competitors ready to run at the Calgary Barrel Classic

by stephaniemayne Posted Sep 26, 2015 8:21 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 26, 2015 at 8:26 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Barrel racers from across North America are converging on Stampede Park this weekend, as more than 400 racers are taking part in the first ever, Calgary Barrel Classic.The event serves as a local competition, as well as a brand new Canadian Qualifier for “The American”, the world’s richest one-day rodeo, paying a top prize of $1,000,000.Seventy-two of the 400 participants will be taking part in that race which ran Saturday night.The Calgary Barrel Classic runs all weekend at the Agrium Western Event Centre with free admission. Competitors ready to run at the Calgary Barrel Classic read more

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Now theres an app that analyses your pee

first_img Oil declines while stocks are muted as ‘all eyes are on the Fed’ on rate-decision day Read: The awkward way people flirt on dating app Tinder>The app all men have been waiting for (and probably could do with)>App for taxi customers monitors route and average fare> WeWork CEO Adam Neumann told employees he’s ‘humbled’ by the collapse of the firm’s IPO 10 things in tech you need to know today center_img China could be the biggest loser from the Saudi Arabia oil attack DON’T WORRY – NO smartphones will be damaged in the using of this app.uChek is a new app by 29-year-old entrepreneur Myshkin Ingawale and you’ll use it to test your urine.You won’t be peeing on or even near your phone, but on a chemical strip that changes colour as it reacts to your urine. The iPhone‘s camera is powerful enough to detect specific colour changes associated with your urine’s “glucose, bilirubin, proteins, specific gravity, ketones, leukocytes, nitrites, urobilinogen and hematuria,” reports Wired.The value here is that these tests can help test for disease and will be especially useful for those with diabetes or problems with their liver or kidneys.The app isn’t yet available in the App Store, but you can check out the company’s site here.- Dylan Lovelast_img read more

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Is George Clooney being considered for the role of Steve Jobs

first_imgWe aren’t ones to typically indulge in Hollywood gossip, but this one is hard to ignore. You have probably heard by now that Walter Isaacson’s landmark biography Steve Jobs is being made into a movie. We can think of a handful of film actors who would be ideal for the role of the late Apple co-founder — and George Clooney is certainly not among them. However, somebody in Hollywood may think he is, as the A-lister is reportedly being strongly considered for the role.The story says that the “battle” for the role (negotiations and/or auditions) has come down to two men: Clooney and his former ER co-star Noah Wyle (right). The source is saying that the biopic is set to start filming next year, which — whether these reports are true or not — would mean that the casting process is likely already taking place.Most consider George Clooney to be a strong actor, but… as Steve Jobs?? Clooney’s appearance and energy lean more towards handsome, Cary Grant-esque leading man. The Jobs role will require someone who captures the temperamental, wiry, vegan computer nerd that Jobs could be.Not your typical character actor, Clooney also isn’t usually one to transform himself for roles. Does he capture the emotional and psychological reality of his characters? Sure. Does he look like the same George Clooney in a different costume for every one of them? Pretty much. Even with one of his most extreme character roles — Everett in O Brother, Where Art Thou? — he was pretty much George Clooney with a Southern accent, a moustache, and some dirt on his face.If the race really has come down to the two former ER co-stars, then Wyle would certainly have a more appropriate look. He has also already played Jobs once before, to great acclaim, in The Pirates of Silicon Valley. He isn’t an A-list star and probably wouldn’t be the most marketable choice, but he could pull it off.My personal hope is that somewhere Edward Norton is being considered for the role. The Fight Club and American History X star is not only a versatile actor, but he can perfectly capture the violent mood swings, laser-beam focus, and wicked intelligence that is required to play Jobs. He’s mature enough to play an older, fragile Jobs, but is still baby-faced enough to pull off the more youthful scenes. The accomplished actor has never won an Oscar, and this role would give him his best shot.While sometimes the most unexpected casting decisions can make for the most memorable performances (Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast), we wouldn’t bank on George Clooney being the best choice for the role of Steve Jobs. Let’s hope this rumor is nothing more than hot Hollywood air.via 9to5Mac, The Sunlast_img read more

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Structures threatened in growing El Cajon fire

first_img#VistaFire [update] Evacuation warnings are in effect for the streets of Trafalgar Rd., Calle De Nicole, and Vista De La Montana in the community of Dehesa. pic.twitter.com/Hh2LkbHuTY— CAL FIRE/SAN DIEGO COUNTY FIRE (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) July 18, 2019 Posted: July 17, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, San Diego (KUSI) – An 8 acre vegetation fire near El Cajon off Vista De La Montana in the Dehesa area is spreading at a moderate rate. According to Cal Fire/ San Diego County fire there is report of structures threatened.Evacuation warnings are in effect for the streets of Trafalgar Rd., Calle De Nicole, and Vista De La Montana in the community of Dehesa, according to Cal Fire. July 17, 2019center_img Structures threatened in growing El Cajon fire #VistaFire [update] The fire is 2 acres with a moderate rate of spread. There is a report of structures threatened. pic.twitter.com/CegjMvtxeM— CAL FIRE/SAN DIEGO COUNTY FIRE (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) July 17, 2019 Updated: 5:13 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2s Mr Bajaj aka Karan Grover missing wife Bipasha

first_imgKaran Singh GroverTwitterKaran Singh Grover made a dashing entry as Mr Bajaj in hit show Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 and has already impressed fans with his acting chops and of course his suave, salt and pepper looks. Recently, Karan along with the show’s lead pair Parth Samthaan, Erica Fernandes and the other cast and crew flew off to Switzerland to shoot an important sequence of the show.Although it has been just two days since the team left, Karan has already started missing his better half, Bipasha Basu. He took to his Instagram handle to share a collage of the two along with a caption that read, “Miss you lots already Ami Aschi!” To which Bipasha replied, “I know my love ❤️”Later, Bipasha too shared the same picture on social media and said, “Miss you already … come back soonly ❤️ #smissyou #monkeylove #cuddlepumpkin #cutiepatootie #papabumba” Aren’t just too cute?”Meanwhile, in the upcoming episodes of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, Mr Bajaj’s entry will create havoc in Anurag and Prerna’s lives. Although it is known that Prerna, who is excited to marry Anurag, will end up tying the knot with Mr Bajaj, it will be interesting to see how things turn up. Fans are also eagerly waiting to find out what’s in store for them in the Switzerland sequence.Coming to Karan, in a recent interview with Indian Express, he was asked if he had any second thoughts on playing an older character with salt and pepper look, the actor said that he would’ve played Mr Bajaj even if he was 300-year-old.When asked if he followed Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 and what he his views were of Erica Fernandes and Parth Samthaan as Prerna and Anurag, Karan said, “I did follow it in the beginning, it’s Kasautii after all. And now I have watched a lot of recent episodes. I think both Parth and Erica are absolutely brilliant. They look great as Anurag and Prerna. They have added a lot to the character and are doing an amazing job. No one can touch Shweta Tiwari’s work but from what I have seen, the actors are lovable and doing awesome.”last_img read more

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Homeless babies at risk of poor health

first_imgBabies born to homeless women are more likely to have poor health and development outcomes, says a study.The findings showed that babies who experienced both pre- and post-natal homelessness and those who experienced homelessness for longer than six months were at a highest risk of negative health outcomes. “These findings back up what we already knew about how the stress of homelessness affects children’s heath,” said Megan Sandel, paediatrician at Children’s HealthWatch, from the Boston Medical Centre (BMC) in the US. “But this helps us determine which children are at greatest risk, and makes the argument that policymakers and providers need to intervene to change the trajectory of a child’s development,” Sandel added.The study, published in Pediatrics, shows that the earlier and the longer a child experiences homelessness may have a larger cumulative toll of poor health and development outcomes.last_img read more

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Hardens Style Isnt Sustainable

first_imgGuests:Eddie House – FS1 NBA analyst and NBA Champion; Greg Cosell – NFL Films Senior Producer; Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL Analyst and Super Bowl champ; Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst and Patriots Hater Harden’s style isn’t sustainableJames Harden racked up 61 against the Knicks in the Garden last night, and has been on a record setting regular season scoring binge, but Colin still isn’t buying into the hype like fans and the NBA media.Harden is unquestionably a gifted scorer, but his entire game is based on one-on-one isolation and his huge statlines during his record-setting stretch have mostly come against NBA bottom feeders. We’ve seen Harden do this before, but disappear come playoff time when the games actually matter. It won’t be any different this time around.“This isn’t sustainable… His usage rate is No. 1 in the NBA by a mile, No. 2 all time. Of the Top 8 usage rates in NBA history, 0 have won a playoff series.” – Colin Also:– Brady gets teammates to buy-in like Tony Robbins– Goff has Brady traits– Antonio Brown isn’t worth the cap hitlast_img read more

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Tesla will finally unveil its new Model Y crossover SUV

first_imgAfter rumors and a long wait, Tesla will finally unveil the Model Y.Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday that the company would launch the crossover SUV on Mar. 14 at its LA Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, making it the company’s fifth model.The Tesla CEO said the Model Y will be about 10 percent larger than the Model 3, and will cost about 10 percent more. It’ll also have slightly less range, as it’ll share the same battery as the sedan. Additionally, 75 percent of the Model 3’s build and design will be shared with the Model Y, and the crossover SUV will be built at at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. You can also expect the Model Y to look similar to the Model 3, albeit with a hatchback design. The crossover SUV will also feature regular doors, rather than the vertically opening falcon-wing doors which feature on the Model X — Musk once posted and deleted a tweet saying the design would be implemented into the Model 3 and Model Y.More specs and pricing detail will be provided at the event. The Model Y’s unveil comes after Tesla finally released its $35,000 Model 3 last week, a price point that Musk has been promising for years.On Sunday, Musk also added Tesla would look to unveil its Semi truck later this year, but a prototype was already spotted undergoing testing around Salt Lake City in Utah last year. Even though the Model Y is around the corner, it’s the forthcoming truck which really tickles Musk’s fancy. “Personally, I’m most excited by the Tesla Truck. Maybe it will be too futuristic for most people, but I love it,” he tweeted. Model Y unveil event on March 14 at LA Design Studio— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2019center_img At long last, Tesla’s crossover SUV is here.Image: TeslaBy Johnny Lieu2019-03-03 23:56:05 UTClast_img read more

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Did unfettered growth kill Maker Media Financial crisis leads company to shutdown

first_imgUpdated: On July 10, 2019, Dougherty announced the relaunch of Maker Faire and Maker Media with the new name “Make Community“. Maker Media Inc., the company behind Maker Faire, the popular event that hosts arts, science, and engineering DIY projects for children and their parents, has laid off all its employees–22 employees–and have decided to shut down due to financial troubles. In January 2005, the company first started off with MAKE, an American bimonthly magazine focused on do it yourself and/or DIWO projects involving computers, electronics, robotics, metalworking, woodworking, etc. for both adults and children. In 2006, the company first held its Maker Faire event, that lets attendees wander amidst giant, inspiring art and engineering installations. Maker Faire now includes 200 owned and licensed events per year in over 40 countries. The Maker movement gained momentum and popularity when MAKE magazine first started publishing 15 years ago.  The movement emerged as a dominant source of livelihood as individuals found ways to build small businesses using their creative activity. In 2014, The WhiteHouse blog posted an article stating, “Maker Faires and similar events can inspire more people to become entrepreneurs and to pursue careers in design, advanced manufacturing, and the related fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).” With funding from the Department of Labor, “the AFL-CIO and Carnegie Mellon University are partnering with TechShop Pittsburgh to create an apprenticeship program for 21st-century manufacturing and encourage startups to manufacture domestically.” Recently, researchers from Baylor University and the University of North Carolina, in their research paper, have highlighted opportunities for studying the conditions under which the Maker movement might foster entrepreneurship outcomes. Dale Dougherty, Maker Media Inc.’s founder and CEO, told TechCrunch, “I started this 15 years ago and it’s always been a struggle as a business to make this work. Print publishing is not a great business for anybody, but it works…barely. Events are hard . . . there was a drop off in corporate sponsorship”. “Microsoft and Autodesk failed to sponsor this year’s flagship Bay Area Maker Faire”, TechCrunch reports. Dougherty further told that the company is trying to keep the servers running. “I hope to be able to get control of the assets of the company and restart it. We’re not necessarily going to do everything we did in the past but I’m committed to keeping the print magazine going and the Maker Faire licensing program”, he further added. In 2016, the company laid off 17 of its employees, followed by 8 employees recently in March. “They’ve been paid their owed wages and PTO, but did not receive any severance or two-week notice”, TechCrunch reports. These layoffs may have hinted the staff of the financial crisis affecting the company. Maker Media Inc. had raised $10 million from Obvious Ventures, Raine Ventures, and Floodgate. Dougherty says, “It started as a venture-backed company but we realized it wasn’t a venture-backed opportunity. The company wasn’t that interesting to its investors anymore. It was failing as a business but not as a mission. Should it be a non-profit or something like that? Some of our best successes, for instance, are in education.” The company has a huge public following for its products. Dougherty told TechCrunch that despite the rain, Maker Faire’s big Bay Area event last week met its ticket sales target. Also, about 1.45 million people attended its events in 2016. “MAKE: magazine had 125,000 paid subscribers and the company had racked up over one million YouTube subscribers. But high production costs in expensive cities and a proliferation of free DIY project content online had strained Maker Media”, writes TechCrunch. Dougherty told TechCrunch he has been overwhelmed by the support shown by the Maker community. As of now, licensed Maker Faire events around the world will proceed as planned. “Dougherty also says he’s aware of Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey’s interest in funding the company, and a GoFundMe page started for it”, TechCrunch reports. Mike Senese, Executive Editor, MAKE magazine, tweeted, “Nothing but love and admiration for the team that I got to spend the last six years with, and the incredible community that made this amazing part of my life a reality.” Former Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage, who was a regular presence at the Maker Faire, told The Verge, “Make Media has created so many important new connections between people across the world. It showed the power from the act of creation. We are the better for its existence and I am sad. I also believe that something new will grow from what they built. The ground they laid is too fertile to lie fallow for long.” On July 10, 2019, Dougherty announced he’ll relaunch Maker Faire and Maker Media with the new name “Make Community“. The official launch of Make Community will supposedly be next week. The company is also working on a new issue of Make Magazine that is planned to be published quarterly and the online archives of its do-it-yourself project guides will remain available. Dougherty told TechCrunch “with the goal that we can get back up to speed as a business, and start generating revenue and a magazine again. This is where the community support needs to come in because I can’t fund it for very long.” Read Next GitHub introduces ‘Template repository’ for easy boilerplate code management and distribution 12 Visual Studio Code extensions that Node.js developers will love [Sponsored by Microsoft] Shoshana Zuboff on 21st century solutions for tackling the unique complexities of surveillance capitalismlast_img read more

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No foul play in hanging case

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite In February, a man was found hanging from a transformer at the side of the road.The young man was found by a passerby in the early hours of the morning in Andra Square, next to AK’s OK Hyper. The deceased was identified as Sudhir Sathish Sewgolam, aged 25. An inquest into his death was conducted, as police did not suspect foul play but the family were unwilling to believe it was a suicide. Social media was rife with murder allegations at the time.Warrant Officer BA Khan recently commented that, “No foul play was detected”.A close family member said that, “We don’t know what to believe anymore”.There will be no more updates on this story.Related stories:Man hung on transformerlast_img

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Farquhar Road residents left without water

first_imgThe man was shocked when the person he was talking to on the phone told him that no one could be sent out at that time because they do not get paid overtime.“What nonsense! What if there was a major water problem in Ladysmith, would they still ignore it and site overtime as the reason?I’ve never heard anything like it; it’s just plain incompetence on their part,” said the furious resident.At this time, the water is still off and residents are still waiting for uThukela workers to arrive. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A pipe burst in Farquhar Road last night (Thursday), leaving residents in the high school area without water.One resident says he phoned uThukela on Thursday night, asking that they please dispatch workers to come and fix the pipe, as water was flowing down the road like a river.last_img read more

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Mortgage Cadence Announces Third generation of Borrower Center

first_img Mortgage Cadence technology 2017-03-28 Seth Welborn Mortgage Cadence, an Accenture company, announced the launch of the third generation of its Borrower Center. The company hopes to expand the borrower self-service capabilities and enhance the origination workflow of its Enterprise Lender Center platform.According to Mortgage Cadence, this new release of Mortgage Cadence’s cloud-based technology should provide a superior experience for borrowers and a more-efficient, cost effective process for lenders. The company’s list of features for the third generation of Borrower center include:The ability to allow borrowers to create a secure account to which they return throughout the origination cycle to virtually collaborate and check the progress of their loan, upload documents, view conditions, and communicate with their lender.A single system of record which gives lenders a single piece of technology and to ensure data integrity and security and helps to ensure compliance.Easy to use admin tools so lenders have complete controls over page names, content, titles, fields, and button names.Branding and styling opportunities, so that lenders may easily match the experience of their website.“Mortgage Cadence continues to lead the way in borrower-facing technologies—a road we started down almost two decades ago,” said Trevor Gauthier, Mortgage Cadence’s President and COO. “It’s exciting to release this next-generation borrower portal with the sole purpose of advancing our digital suite of technologies to ensure that our customers stay at the forefront of the lending industry.” March 28, 2017 533 Views in News, Technologycenter_img Mortgage Cadence Announces Third generation of Borrower Center Sharelast_img read more

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FLIGHT CENTRE A dancing affair

first_imgCook Islands Tourism Australia have partnered with Flight Centre to launch a new campaign; flaunting $499 return airfares and accommodation offers for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.But that’s not the best part! The team also created activations, complete with Cook Islands dancers, walking billboards, music and so much more!The campaign will run through to 21 November 2018. For more info click here.The post FLIGHT CENTRE: A dancing affair appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img

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Viking Cruises has announced two new cruise extens

first_imgViking Cruises has announced two new cruise extensions to its popular 11-day Alaska & the Inside Passage ocean itinerary. Guests can now choose to maximise the value of their overseas flight and enjoy additional days pre or post their cruise to explore more of Alaska’s unspoilt wilderness and indigenous culture with either a 3-day extension to Anchorage or the more in-depth 6-day Denali Explorer with Anchorage & Talkeetna.The 6-day Denali Explorer with Anchorage & Talkeetna cruise extension travels deep into the Denali National Park to learn about some of the park’s residents – moose, caribou, Dall sheep and more. Guests will enjoy a scenic journey to Anchorage on board an impressive dome railcar, visit Lake Hood – the world’s largest seaplane base, and the Alaska Aviation Museum, take in awe-inspiring views from atop Mt. Alyeska and a two-night stay in First-Class Denali Park Village (or similar).11-day Alaska & the Inside Passage cruise from Vancouver to Seward or vice versa, sailing between May and August 2019 from $6,495 per person. This ocean cruise features seven guided tours in Canada and the United States’ Alaska. Book between 01 October and 31 December 2017 and save $1,000 per couple.Add the 3-day cruise extension in Anchorage from $799 per person, or the 6-day cruise extension Denali Explorer with Anchorage & Talkeetna from $4,399 per person.IMAGE: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge AlaskaoceanViking Cruiseslast_img read more

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Former Oregon player suing Willie Taggart his strength coach Oregon

first_imgThe Oregonian, who broke the news back in 2017 of the players being hospitalized as a result of the workouts, reported the workouts were “akin to military basic training, with one said to include up to an hour of continuous push-ups and up-downs. When players could not finish the warm-up perfectly, they started over, with some groups repeating the process for up to an hour.”One of Brenner’s attorneys said in a statement, “The drills were done in unison, and whenever a player faltered, vomited, or fainted, his teammates were immediately punished with additional repetitions.” The statement continues, “A key goal of this lawsuit is to force the NCAA to ban these kinds of punishing, abusive workouts.”The lawsuit contends players were not permitted to drink water during the first day of the workouts.At the time, Taggart suspended Oderinde for a month without pay. When Taggart was hired at the end of 2017 to become the new head coach at Florida State he hired Oderinde as his head strength coach at Florida State.Oregon Live has much more on the lawsuit here.We will update you as more becomes available on this story. As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest information on the coaching profession. The University of Oregon hired Willie Taggart in December 2016. Taggart brought Irele Oderinde along from South Florida to serve as his head strength coach.In early January something went wrong.Multiple players were hospitalized following workouts in early January, each was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis.One of those players, Doug Brenner, has now filed a lawsuit seeking $11.5 million from Taggart, Oderinde, Oregon and the NCAA claiming negligence related to the workouts. In the complaint, Brenner alleges Taggart and Oderinde were negligent in imposing the workouts which Brenner describes as “physical punishment regimens”. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatixlast_img read more

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March 9 2016Congratulations to the workshop parti

first_imgMarch 9, 2016Congratulations to the workshop participants of the January 30. 2016 workshop upon their graduation.from the left :Simon Nessman, Zach Mundt, Steven Black, Andrew Herman, Lana Morris, Molly Almeida, Rodrigo de la Gomez [we can barely see him in the shade, but he is visible in the second photo], Carole Hao, Viola Adriano, Meshell Whittaker, Rachel Holderbach and Ariel Ky.[photos by Chihiro Saito]last_img

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