Edward C. Baig USA TODAY Published 11:29 AM EDT Oct 17, 2018 Eli Manning has some coaching tips for kids, but they have nothing to do with throwing the perfect spiral. Instead, the New York Giants quarterback is encouraging young people to learn about finance by helping promote a brand-new version of a trivia-based video game from Visa called "Financial Football 3.0." Manning doesn’t appear in the game itself, but his participation, and that of his rookie teammate running back Saquon Barcley, is part of a longstanding NFL partnership with the global payments company. The app, which I got to play alongside Manning, is available as a free download for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac – Manning not included. Players choose a favorite NFL team and try to move the ball down the field, or stop the other team from doing so, by correctly answering a series of multiple choice or true/false financial questions. The topics include budgeting, … [Read more...] about Eli Manning and Visa team up to teach kids finance through video game
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MAGALUF has banned Brits from rowdy booze cruises as part of the council's attempts to crackdown on "drunken tourism". Authorities on Majorca have banished the sea-going events - notorious for their drunken sexual antics, unlimited alcohol and lewd behaviour. The parties, made famous in the Brit flick The Inbetweeners Movie, are popular with young Brits heading abroad on their first holiday with pals. But Alfonso Rodriguez Badal, mayor of Calvia, today announced he'd signed a deal with the president of Association of Balearic Maritime Activities. The deal will regulate the use of Magaluf Bay by six firms linked to the the association, which runs boat trips along the coast of Calvia. A council spokesman said: “The ultimate objective of the agreement on the occupation and use of Magaluf Bay is that party boats do not run. “They involve parties which are characterised by drunken tourism with all-inclusive offers and publicity that encourages drunkenness, as well as loud … [Read more...] about Magaluf killjoys to ban Inbetweeners-style party boats after booze-soaked Brits cause mayhem in Spanish resort
Manchester City shattered all expectations in the Premier League last year, but when it comes to European football Pep Guardiola is still determined to reduce them. By most measures City should be close to being the favourites for the Champions League. Having won the Premier League so comprehensively last year, having such a strong squad, a stable club and a manager who has won it twice before should count for a lot. But – in public at least – Guardiola is not having it. You could point out that Real Madrid have lost their manager and their top player, that Barcelona are in poor form, that PSG are as enigmatic and untested as ever, that Bayern Munich have an untested coach now, that Liverpool may be focusing on the league instead, or that Manchester United are heading for a cliff edge. Guardiola would never agree. For him, Manchester City’s lack of European history means that his team will never be as likely to win this competition this year as one of the less strong, … [Read more...] about Is Pep Guardiola playing a game in lowering Manchester City’s European expectations?
If we translate Spanish expressions into English word for word, the result often makes no sense. “I take a shit in the milk” does not quite convey the meaning of me cago en la leche, just like “to have bad leg” fails to capture the essence of tener mala pata. Vanity Fair recently asked Spanish actor Antonio Banderas to translate these and other expressions used widely in Spain, as well as a few that are specific to his home city of Málaga. The video has been seen over a million times on Facebook since it was uploaded on April 23. It is part of a series called Slang School, in which “celebrities’ knowledge of their native tongue is put to the test.” Other actors to feature in the series include Salma Hayek, who explains Mexican terms, and Alicia Vikander, who teaches viewers Swedish slang. It is not fully clear why Spaniards use monkeys to convey that something is cute Banderas, who plays Pablo Picasso in the recently premiered … [Read more...] about “I don’t care a pepper”: Antonio Banderas offers crash course in Spanish slang
Sacramento’s professional basketball team announced a community partnership with activists who have disrupted multiple games in protesting a police shooting. The Sacramento Kings will work with the city’s Black Lives Matter chapter and the newly launched Build. Black. Coalition to create an education fund for young people in African-American communities. Among the recipients will be the children of Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by police officers last week. Black Lives Matter Sacramento heralded the announcement in a tweet calling the partnership “Confirmation, that with just right amount of pressure, positive change can come”. Read more Stephon Clark's brother confronts Sacramento mayor in dramatic protest California’s law enforcement chief will review Stephon Clark death The death of Mr Clark, who was unarmed when police officers fatally shot him in his grandmother’s backyard, has spurred days of protest from Sacramento residents … [Read more...] about Stephon Clark: Sacramento basketball team to partner with activists who protested at games