Brent Schrotenboer USA TODAY Published 1:36 PM EST Jan 5, 2019 Football fans from two of the reddest states will invade one of the bluest areas of the nation on Monday. Clemson and Alabama are playing each other for the national championship at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., 45 miles southeast of San Francisco. But it might seem like a foreign country for some of their traveling fans. “I don’t care if we play in North Korea,” an anonymous fan wrote on an internet message board dedicated to Clemson University in South Carolina. “I’m going to the game and I’m thrilled. Yes I may see homeless and Nancy Pelosi (the Congresswoman from San Francisco). I don’t care.” The college football cultural gap seems to have gotten more pronounced as the nation's political divide has deepened, and Monday's game provides an especially stark example of the distance in between, literally and otherwise. Although … [Read more...] about College football: Alabama-Clemson matchup also a clash of cultures
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Now all the festivities are over and our cupboards are bare of Christmas treats, many of us are looking to 2019 as a chance to live a healthier lifestyle. If you are a regular runner looking to achieve a new personal best, or a complete beginner with the goal of running your first long distance, there is no better time than now to set yourself a challenge for the year. Whether you are based in Plymouth, Exeter, Cornwall or elsewhere in the South West, there are many marathons, half marathons and 10k runs you can take part in this year, and we have rounded them up below. Saturday, February 2 Dartmoor Trail Running Challenge - Set in the heart of Dartmoor you are straight onto the tails with this event. There are four distances on offer - ultra, half and full marathon and 12k, all starting and finishing at the main field at Holwell Down and heading over towards Hound Tor and Haytor Downs. Endurance Life Coastal Trail Series - South Devon - This course is simultaneously picturesque and … [Read more...] about Every South West marathon, half-marathon and 10k in 2019
Greetings, real football fans. You’re in the midst of an international break, and I’m an opportunist, looking to capitalise. So, please set aside your affinity for the superior form of football and take this time to join me, an American, for an overview of what’s happening in American college football – and college sports in general – this fall. On the West Coast, in a California federal court room, amateurism in college sports is on trial again. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) is fighting another antitrust lawsuit, this one claiming the membership association places an artificial cap on athlete compensation. The NCAA’s defence? That paying athletes will hurt their education and undermine their ability to earn quality degrees. And on the East Coast, NCAA schools are in another federal courtroom, the notorious Southern District of New York, thanks to an FBI probe into the underground labour relations of college basketball … [Read more...] about How the multi-billion-dollar US college sports industry exploits its stars
Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Stebbins and Evan Comen 24/7 Wall Street Published 12:13 p.m. UTC Aug 27, 2018 By several measures, the national economy is the strongest it has been in decades. The U.S. monthly unemployment rate now sits comfortably below 4%, and we are in the second longest period of GDP growth since World War II. In most states, unemployment has improved in recent years as well, but that is not to say every state economy is equally healthy. Some states are experiencing an economic boom, while others continue to struggle with job losses, poor GDP growth, and poverty. Economic vitality is as much about growth as it is about a state's ability to support its population -- with jobs, education, and economic opportunities. In turn, employed, better-paid, and better-educated residents contribute to economic growth. 24/7 Wall Street reviewed economic growth, poverty, unemployment, job growth, and college attainment rates to compare and rank state economies. The best … [Read more...] about Which state tops list for having the best and worst economies?
0 Post a comment Sunday, 7 January 2018 - Local People THE year 2017 was another exceptional one for Alton College with an outstanding set of exam results (99.2% pass at A-Level), an innovative new college day providing up to 50 hours more teaching each year and a 10am start for students, and a new enrichment programme for extra-curricular activities. Damian Hinds, Minister of State for Employment and MP for East Hampshire, congratulated the college.“Alton College offers students first-class tuition in an environment of great achievement and purpose and this is reflected each year in its exceptional exam results. We are fortunate to have such an outstanding academic institution in our area preparing young people for their futures as the perfect bridge between school and employment and higher education.”RESULTSAlton College celebrated another exceptional year of outstanding results with a 99.2 per cent pass rate for A levels and 100 per cent for vocational courses. The … [Read more...] about Alton College marks an ‘exceptional’ year