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
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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?
Tens of thousands of Friday evening rail travellers faced delays of several hours following a complete shutdown of trains serving London Euston. A large fire in an industrial building next to the railway near Wembley Central led Network Rail to close all lines in and out of Euston, the fifth-busiest station in Britain. Around 60 firefighters tackled a fire in an industrial estate on East Lane, Wembley, during the afternoon. Following the identification of gas canisters in the area of the fire, all rail services were stopped at 7.55pm. Read more France strikes: another disrupted weekend for air and rail passengers Steve Helfet, head of West Coast services for London Northwestern Railway, said: ”We apologise to customers for delays to train service this evening, caused by an industrial fire in the Wembley area. “We are unable to run trains until the Fire Brigade declares it safe to do so, so at this time cannot give any estimate for … [Read more...] about London Euston: Third fire in a year closes West Coast main line
Granada 10 updates 12 May 2017 Hospitals, Walk-in centres, and Doctors's surgeries are said to be affected Share Tweet Plus Reddit Live updates Cyber attack incident officially closed on Fylde Coast NHS bosses have confirmed that the cyber attack incident on the Fylde Coast has now been officially been closed. It took down hundreds of electronic systems across the Fylde coast earlier this month, affecting computers and other electronic systems used by the NHS across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, shuting them down in a ransomware attack on 12 May. 1,217 computers were on Fylde, 996 of which were at the hospital, but the NHS say 95 per cent of computers had been fixed within seven days, and all affected machines on the Fylde coast were back online by Monday 22 May. We are pleased to report that we have now closed down the cyber-attack incident on the Fylde coast. The effects of this attack were felt across all of our organisations and we must … [Read more...] about NHS in the North West hit by cyber attack
These intimate family snaps show Wales star Jamie Roberts enjoying some of his favourite outdoor spaces as a child. The rugby international, who says Pen y Fan tops his list of places outdoors, is helping the National Trust in Wales launch a search for nature fans in an effort to help people connect with nature. National Trust - Top 10 Days out in North West Wales Roberts, who recalls visiting south Wales’ tallest peak numerous times as a child, revisited his favourite outdoor spot to take part in conservation work and to launch the hunt for people who have inspiring or emotional connections with nature to come forward and share their stories. The people chosen will become National Trust’s nature ambassadors. Roberts, a medical graduate who is now studying for a Master of Philosophy in Medical Science at Queens’ College, Cambridge, said: “Spending time outdoors helps me escape the everyday noise, the constant communication and is my way of de-stressing. … [Read more...] about Jamie Roberts’ childhood snaps enjoying his top Welsh landmarks