Mother Nature Saves Savannah State Against Florida State

Savannah State just could not keep up with Florida State.Clearly, Mother Nature has a heart. How else do you explain that thunderstorms forced the premature end of the carnage of Savannah State’s meeting with Florida State, a match up many believed should not have happened in the first place?The Tigers from the quaint Georgia coastal town had to feel like a condemned prisoner receiving a reprieve. Florida State led 55-0 with still 8:59 left in the third quarter. Clearly, the Seminoles were on their way to covering the largest betting line in college football history, which at one point last week reached 70 ½ points.But two long delays because of severe thunderstorms of 56 minutes and 40 minutes – and a forecast for more – forced officials to call the game, a reprieve of sorts for Savannah State.Yes, the Tigers lost 55-0. But it could have been worse. It likely would have been worse.Worse, even, than the 84-0 crushing Savannah State suffered last week at Oklahoma State. Why would the small school from the historically black college conference, the MEAC, endure such beatings?It was paid $860,000, that’s why. That goes a long way toward meeting its $5.1 million athletic budget. So, from a Savannah State business perspective, the end justified the means.“It would be really good for my perspective at Savannah if those two teams play for the national championship and you guys call me for my evaluation of the game because I’m the only one who has seen them both,” Savannah State coach Steve Davenport said. “But like I said before, it’s really a helpless feeling. Those two programs and those players are really, really tremendous players.“We knew we were coming in a bit overmatched. Now we just hopefully got to get this thing turned around.”But what about those who bet on the game? According to, a sports gambling website, all wagers on the game will be refunded — college football bets aren’t official until 55 minutes have been played.Before weather jumped in to save Savannah State, Florida State racked up 255 yards in the first quarter while the Tigers were minus-20 yards.Florida State led 28-0 seven minutes into the game, 35-0 in the first quarter and 48-0 at halftime. The out-manned Tigers could do nothing to stop the No. 6 team in the country. But Mother Nature did. read more

Editors vs Art Directors Part IV

first_imgWith that said, let’s take a little break from all thetension and focus on an art/edit team that works together—or at least one that appearsto:Since September 2006, Esquire has been defying theprinciples of Coverlines 101 with its type-heavy and largely illegible copybarraging almost every cover. Design director David Curcurito says the concept,the “Vietnam Memorial” approach, was editor David Granger’s, butCurcurito is the one who has been executing the design and refining the stylemonth after month-a clear signal that it’s working. According to Esquire, themagazine is consistently seeing stronger newsstand sales since implementing thenew cover design. The editor vs. art director battle on started with this Mark Newmanblog post, continued witha follow-up and has been seepinginto unrelated blog posts ever since.Here’s one of the more diplomaticcomments, posted by a “Mr. McGuinness”:A magazine that has a staffthat sees ‘editorial’ and ‘art’ as separate, opposing forces is a poor, poormagazine indeed. To be a great magazine the art director and editor must haveequal power-but only of course, if they are completely on the same page. Ifnot, the solution is a ‘Creative Director,’ who is equally qualified in thevisual and narrative, who has the best interests of the editorial whole in mindand who can reign the disjointed impulses of the art director/designer and theeditor.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Occupational Therapy Assistant at CareOneFull-Time Account Manager (Aftermarket Sales) at AmetekFull-Time Cost Accountant at AmetekFull-Time Senior Systems Engineer at MKS InstrumentsPart-Time Package Handler at UPSPart-Time Package Hander at FedEx GroundFull-Time Drivers & Movers at Xpress MoversPart-Time Weekend Laborer at Two Men And A TruckFull-Time Sanitation Laborer at Packers Sanitation Services Full-Time Project Manager at Security Source(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Pakistani actress Mahira Khan engaged to boyfriend Salim Karim in Turkey Viral

first_imgMahira Khan, Salim KarimInstagramPakistani actress Mahira Khan is currently in news for her alleged engagement with her rumoured boyfriend Salim Karim, who is the CEO of a Pakistani startup called Simpaisa.A picture showing Mahira dressed in white posing with Salim looking dapper in a three piece suit, is making the rounds of the internet. Many people on social media believe that the said picture was clicked when the couple recently got engaged in a low key ceremony in Turkey. It is also being said that the couple were danced together at the ceremony and also showcased their loving chemistry in front of their guests.A few days ago, Mahira had shared a group picture from a wedding wherein she was seen standing next to her rumoured boyfriend Salim Karim. However, if one could observe the picture closely, Mahira and Salim can be seen wearing the same attires from the wedding and the one that is being circulated on social media platforms.However, there’s no official confirmation about Mahira and Salim’s engagement. Mahira was previously married to Ali Askari from 2007 and got divorced in 2015 one year after the birth of their son Azlaan in 2014. She was previously in news for getting heavily criticised for having a smoke with Ranbir Kapoor on the streets of New York City and showing off her skin in a backless piece in 2017.Mahira made her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Raees but it remains to be her last in Indian cinema ever since the controversy arose surrounding Pakistani celebs working in Indian films.last_img read more

Taliban twin attack kills 9 injures 30 in Pakistans Dera Ismail Khan

first_imgReuters File PhotoAt least nine persons were killed and 30 injured in twin attacks at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province’s Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan, on Sunday, July 21. District Police Chief Saleem Riaz said four gunmen on motorcycles opened fire at a police post that killed two policemen on Sunday morning. The militants fled the scene.A suicide bomber then detonated seven kilograms of explosives at the hospital where the bodies of the police officers were brought in. The second attack killed another two police officials and three civilians who were visiting their relatives, reported AFP.Riaz said the blast damaged the emergency ward. All the 30 injured, including eight police officials, were moved to the military hospital and many of the wounded are in critical condition.While the police claimed that the suicide attacker was a female, the Pakistani Taliban, who claimed responsibility for the attack, said that the attacker was a man named Abu Obaida Ghazi. A statement released by Taliban revealed that the attack was “in revenge” for the killing of a Taliban commander by police in Dera Ismail Khan, reported Al Jazeera.The Pakistan military has carried out several crackdowns against the Pakistan Taliban over the past few years restricting terror activities that are carried along the porous border near Dera Ismail Khan with Afghanistan.last_img read more