Gardner Minshew’s mustache has evolved into a full beard during quarantine, and it’s glorious

first_img“My mom was getting mad, ’cause I hadn’t gotten my hair cut in like a year, so she (Minshew’s mother) had somebody come to the house to cut my hair,” Minshew said. “It was affecting her more than it was affecting me.”Really, a fully bearded and long-haired Minshew would have been fun to watch, considering the crazy amount of attention his facial follicles garnered last year. We’ll have to settle for a well-manicured beard and long-enough hair.Minshew is exuding some serious AJ Styles vibes with his look. We’ll see if he can capitalize on his phenomenal debut season with the Jags in 2020. Gardner Minshew met with the media today for the first time since the end of his season last year.He may be out of college, but he’s still treating his hair like he’s in it. And mom wasn’t too happy about it 😂We’ll have more online from Minshew’s presser shortly!— Brenna Greene (@BrennaGreene_) May 28, 2020Gardner Minshew has gone from the stache to a full beard!— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) May 28, 2020MORE: Ben Roethlisberger hits comeback milestone with trim beardAccording to Minshew, he had not gotten a haircut in over a year, and his mom simply couldn’t take it anymore. Could Minshew Mania be making way for Beard Bedlam?Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, known for his, hmm, unique personality and signature ‘stache is just like us: with stay-at home orders forcing people away from barbershops and way, way into our sweatpants, the mustache has evolved:last_img read more

Let Us All Rally to Save the Southeast!

first_imgA concerned and visionary non-governmental organization (NGO), Bridge Rural Communities for Trade (BRCT), has raised a renewed alarm about the terrible road conditions in southeastern Liberia that have left that sub-region impoverished, marginalized and cut off.And what leads us to call BRCT visionary is that this NGO is not complaining only, but has challenged southeasterners themselves—their general citizenry, their Legislators and other well-to-do people to rally to the desperate cause and do whatever they can in unison with other concerned and responsive Liberians as well as local and international partners to rally and save the southeast.BRCT’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Gbenimah Slopadoe, told a news conference last Monday, “We must find the resources to do everything humanly possible to restore roads in the affected areas. These areas comprise the entire southeast—Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Grand Kru, Sinoe and Maryland counties, where over 600,000 Liberians live [there] and are cut off from the rest of the country because of bad roads.”Mr. Slopadoe is calling on all Liberians, beginning with southeasterners themselves and international partners, to participate in a rally scheduled for March 25, 2017 to raise funds for the rescue of the hapless, suffering people of the southeast.Because of the bad roads affecting the entire southeastern sub-region, transport operators are refusing to travel there. More besides, said reporter Leroy Sonpon III, there is the threat of hunger because the price of rice, the nation’s staple, has risen from L$1,900 to L$3,500; a gallon of gasoline is now L$1,000, up from L$350.We are calling on all Liberians to come forward and rally to this urgent cause to save our southeastern brothers and sisters from hunger, marginalization and poverty by participating cheerfully and generously in the March 25 rally to save the southeast.We are calling on the entire business community, beginning with the Liberian businesspeople, to come forward and participate in this BRCT rally and raise funds to save the southeast.We are also urging the GOL, in particular the relevant Ministries—Public Works, which is itself headed by a southeasterner, Gyude (warrior) Moore, and the Ministry of Defense’s Engineering Battalion, to join the southeasterners and LACE (Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment) to come forward and help the cause.They must be encouraged by BRCT’s willingness to engage in this noble self-help effort. This means the southeasterners are not just crying for help but are first trying to help themselves, hoping that the rest of us will join in rallying to this compelling cause of saving the southeast from poverty and marginalization.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DD Motoring: Is the new Renault Megane all it’s cracked up to be?

first_imgThis week Donegal Daily’s motoring columnist Brian McDaid, test drives the new Renault Megane, and shares his memories of his uncle Johnny’s creative, and delicious looking headlights!Love your RenaultWhen I was 3 years old I believed I could eat the headlights on the Renault 8. My uncle Johnny Coyle drove one of these and would arrive home to Letterkenny from Carrick-On-Shannon with his headlights covered with Lucozade bottle wrappers to help him drive through fog! The old RENAULT 8 complete with its tasty headlights.To me they looked like big versions of my favourite sweets, refreshers. And plus the fact, at 3 years old I was just the right height to test my theory and conduct a taste test. I suppose you could say my uncle Johnny drove the first car in Letterkenny with the optional extra of headlight washers.Testing the All New Renault MeganeI thought better not to mention my attraction to Renault headlights when I went to test drive the new Renault Megane this week.The all new Megane can be seen around the roads in Co. Donegal recently. We took a spin up the Mountain Top this week to Highland Motors to see what the latest edition to the Renault range had to offer the motoring public of Donegal. The all New Renault Megane pictured on the picturesque Lough Salt Mountain pass they week. Photo Brian McDaidConal Kelly who is one of the sales team at Highland Motors and a fellow neighbour of mine from Wolfe Tone Place in Glencar, Conal handed over control of a very classic key fob of the all new Renault Megane and gave me a grind on the tweaks onboard.The key just needs to be in your possession and Renault does all the rest. Even as you are approaching the new Megane the two wing door mirrors open out just like the way Mollie my dog stretches to greet me you before I take her out for a run.Inside the Megane and this classy welcome is still in operation. The multi function unit in the middle of the dash flashes the Renault logo followed by a welcome, then fades out to an old style analog clock. The clock seems to say even if your late, you’re not that late. You could easily sit there for a while and watch the welcome continue.We are finally out on the road and as always with a Renault you can feel a great level of comfort from the seats. Over the years I have known friends that have bought nothing but Renault. Many who will be buying these new Megane’s will be able to tell you of having the R19 the the R14 the R12 and even as far back as the R8 or R10 which is roughly the names of the Renault cars that the Megane finally took over from nearly 20 years ago.Two car types in oneOver the years Renault produce both very comfortable cars while the sporting wing were at the forefront of producing some very powerful versions of family cars, Renault now have developed both these options with in their new Renault Megane, with the flick of a button down along the side of the gear stick you can have the best of both worlds within the same car.The Stylish key of the All New Renault Megane. Photo Brian McDaidOn Eco mode everything is geared to driving for economy the main centre dial in front of the driver and everything around it is illuminated in green. Your performance to achieving the best possible economy is shown instantly and also at the end of your journey.The cars will give you a readout and also can compare it with the the best the car has achieved, and also will suggest handy tips to achieving the best fuel economy. Things like checking tyre pressure, removing a roof rail when it’s not in use , small things that create drag which can add up to considerable savings if regularly checked. Sport ModeIf you flick the switch to sport mode the Megane transforms it suspension, its engine sound, and its brake horsepower output to a more firmer setup. Now the dash that was green and everything around it now is illuminated in a sporty red.This colour change is very gradual and even goes down the two sides of the transmission tunnel and along the piping of the doors of the car. This could be a bit of a hindrance if you were unfortunate enough to have back seat drivers on board as they would know by the colour code you have switched to sport and could be ever so helpful in telling you what you’rw doing wrong. What would we do without them?!The clocks of the All new Renault Megane in red for Sport mode. Photo Brian McDaidThese setting do work and change the set up of the car, the Megane I drove had the 1.5 Diesel engine which by the way has become so quiet its hard to tell the difference in the sound of it and a petrol unit, I drove the car in both modes and was starting to wonder if the dash in its green clean colours hypnotise me into going with the flow , relaxing and driving easy, were in sport the red setting and the big rev counter sitting straight in front of you brought out the sport in you.But there is a change with the flicking of the button. I was heading into a long climbing hill and the traffic had slowed in front of me. I had change down from sixth to fifth and shortly would have to change down again. I could see the back log of traffic clearing up a head so instead of making another gear change I flipped the switch from Eco to Sport to see what happened. The car now was competing against the climb if the hill, and my stubbornness not to change it down a gear, The Megane pulled away with ease, I could even hear a slight change in the note of the engine as the Megane gathered momentum which I thought was just class.Summing Up The Renault Megane is with the Renault brand for 20 years now, over the years it has taken over in that it has evolved into a bigger car. I think it may have been the first Renault to have a name and not a number which has served it well.This new Megane is probably a bigger car than the old top of the range Renault 16 of the 60’s and 70’s and that, I think is the secret to survive as a brand, Renault were different when they first appeared on the roads of Ireland in the late 60’s now with all the new brands arriving on the roads.The Renault brand is reassuringly familiar but stylish in a very typical French way. I have always enjoy tasting, I mean testing Renaults range, Headlights and all!Happy Motoring Folks!DD Motoring: Is the new Renault Megane all it’s cracked up to be? was last modified: October 6th, 2016 by Brian McDaidShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Evolutionists Indulge in Navel-Gazing

first_imgSampling bacteria inhabiting our belly buttons sounds like fun, but do the results tell an evolutionary story?Some science questions might arouse curiosity even if not practically useful.  One of them is “belly button ecology.”  PhysOrg posed the question alongside a cave-like navel: “Ever wonder what’s living in there?”  Some scientists in Florida decided to engage citizens in a survey of their navels.  Their sample is instructive of where the researchers were coming from:Over the past six months, we have sampled over five hundred volunteers for belly button bacteria. We focus on the first two subsamples (60 individuals in total): a sample from the ScienceOnline meeting of science communicators (January 13–15, 2011, Raleigh, NC, USA), and a sample from the Darwin Day at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC (February 12, 2011).[Materials and Methods,  Hulcr J, Latimer AM, Henley JB, Rountree NR, Fierer N, et al. (2012) A Jungle in There: Bacteria in Belly Buttons are Highly Diverse, but Predictable. PLoS ONE 7(11): e47712. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.004771.]What did they find?  Lots of bacteria.  Archaea were rare, but each navel contained about 67 species on average.  Certain species tended to be more common, forming related clusters called “oligarchs,” but no species was universally found in all  individuals.A simple experiment like this shows that drawing conclusions is difficult.  Even the simplest observations did not lead to confident conclusions: “Such oligarchs were represented by multiple reads in most sampled human individuals, yet not a single one of the oligarchs is present in all samples.”  What does that mean?  The researchers didn’t control for simple things like lifestyle habits (swimmers vs mud racers), hygiene, sex, age, and other factors, like using other mammals as outgroups.  They just swabbed a few dozen human belly buttons and looked in petri dishes for what turned up.  In addition, they defined a “phylotype” arbitrarily, choosing RNA differences of 3% as diagnostic of species.  What if they had used 2%, or 4%, or 10%?  In addition, they chose to ignore rare species, which might have something to say about the conclusions.  It appears not much more can be said than, “Here are the bacteria that were found in certain individuals’ belly buttons from certain locations at a certain time.”  How would they know whether science teachers and attendees at a Darwin Day event have different navel ecologies than normal people?The authors appeared eager to attach some evolutionary significance to their results.  One of the team said, “The common, abundant species are from a relatively small number of evolutionary lines, indicating that they have evolved traits that make them at home on human skin.”  That, however, is a statement of ideology, not a conclusion drawn from the data.  It doesn’t really add anything new to evolutionary theory.  Everyone, even creationists, already knows that similar organisms, like orchids, tend to inhabit similar environments.If we can’t understand evolution by studying data right under our chins, what can evolutionists possibly infer from observations harder to come by?  It’s nice to ask unique questions, and worthwhile to involve “citizen scientists” in research, but this study only serves to reinforce a Law of Evolution and its converse: the more abundant the data, the less storytelling. (Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Durant fined for ref rant

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The National Basketball Referees Association later praised Durant’s mea culpa.“Apology accepted. This is the kind of common ground we hope to achieve,” the NBRA wrote in a Twitter post. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)San Francisco, United States — Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been fined $15,000 after his rant at officiating earlier this week, the NBA announced on Thursday.Durant lost his cool at referee James Williams during Tuesday’s win over the New York Knicks, accusing him of targeting him with a technical.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron has Durant, reunites with Kyrie in NBA All-Star draft NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img “Second half, his whole thing was he’s trying to get me,” Durant complained to reporters after his fourth ejection of the season.Durant subsequently apologized for his remarks, saying that after looking at the tape of the game he had realized Williams had acted correctly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I can go back and say I was being a jerk last night, and I deserve whatever the league is going to throw at me,” Durant said on Wednesday.“I wish I had handled that better, obviously, but it was kind of heat of the moment for me. I could be better. It was a great learning experience for me, though.” MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

Vote For Your Favourite Play of the Day

first_imgWe’ve picked five of our favourite plays from day one of the 2012 X-Blades National Touch League and now it’s your turn to vote!Head to the TFA YouTube channel – to see our ‘Plays of the Day’ and then vote either by commenting on the video (by choosing play 1,2,3,4 or 5) or vote in our poll on Facebook by clicking on the following link: We’ll be doing a ‘Plays of the Day’ video each day, so be sure to vote and tell us about your favourite play. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2012 X-Blades National Touch League by visiting the event website – www.ntl.mytouchfooty.comlast_img read more

17 days agoINSIDER: Real Madrid have handed Karim Benzema new deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Real Madrid have handed Karim Benzema new dealby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are handing a new contract to Karim Benzema.That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, who was speaking on El Chiringuito.He revealed: “Real Madrid have already renewed Benzema, who is doing very well. “He had this season and another one – and has been renewed until 2022. He will go from earning €9m to €11m net per season.”The pay-rise is awarded to Benzema for his form – particularly since the return of coach Zinedine Zidane. last_img read more

Real Housewives Of Miami Star Supports PETA

first_imgConfined au naturel to a small tub, Real Housewives of Miami star Adriana de Moura stars in a provocative new ad for PETA that asks, “Could You Live in a Bathtub for 40 Years?” and explains that the orca Lolita has been imprisoned in a small tank at the Miami Seaquarium since she was captured from the wild in 1970.In addition to starring in the print ad, de Moura — whose native Brazil has completely banned the captivity of marine mammals for entertainment — sat down for a video Q&A with PETA in which she urges her fellow parents not to take their children to marine-mammal parks such as the Seaquarium.“When you take your children to a park where an animal is being kept for years in confined quarters …. in this age, where we’re supposed to be so enlightened—equality for everybody—it’s a hypocrisy,” she says. “You’re sending a message to your children that it’s OK to dominate, it’s OK to confine.”In response to a petition filed by PETA and others, the National Marine Fisheries Service recently announced that it’s considering affording Lolita the same protection that her wild family has under the Endangered Species Act. She could ultimately return to Puget Sound in a controlled release and join her 82-year-old mother, from whom she has been separated all this time.last_img read more

Forbes says Commerce head overstated wealth by 2 billion

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Forbes reported Tuesday that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross exaggerated his net worth to the magazine by $2 billion.The publication cited years of internal reporting notes and conversations with Ross, an investor who has been described as “the king of bankruptcy” for buying beaten-down companies with the potential to deliver profits.Forbes estimated Ross to be worth $2.9 billion in its 2016 list of the 400 richest people in the U.S. The magazine said it decided to remove Ross from the list after financial disclosure forms filed after his Cabinet nomination showed less than $700 million in assets.Forbes said Ross protested, claiming that he had transferred more than $2 billion to family trusts between the 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s inauguration. But when that claim raised ethics and tax questions, the Department of Commerce issued a statement saying there was no such transfer.Forbes said it is now “confident that the money never existed. It seems clear that Ross lied to us.”A Commerce Department spokesman in an email critiqued the Forbes’ report, saying it was based on information from “former employees, without full knowledge, and all but one anonymously.” But he also said that “we regret any earlier miscommunication.”Spokesman James Rockas added that all relevant rules were followed in compiling Ross’s disclosure documents.Ross, the Trump administration’s point man on trade and manufacturing policy, is also facing questions over leaked documents showing that he has a stake in a company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin.Ross told Britain’s Sky network that he disclosed his investment in Navigator Holdings, a shipping giant that counts Russian gas and petrochemical producer Sibur among its major customers. The commerce secretary says U.S. ethics officials who reviewed his finances did not ask him to sell his Navigator stock.last_img read more

British Columbia to eliminate medical service plan premiums in 2020

first_imgVICTORIA – A premium long viewed as a financial irritant in British Columbia that is paid by individuals and families for health care will be eliminated on Jan. 1, 2020.The provincial government had already announced it was cutting medical service plan premiums in half on Jan. 1, 2018, and in the provincial budget it took the next step to eliminate them.The government says once the premiums are eliminated, an individual will save up to $900 a year and families up to $1,800 annually.To cover the loss of revenue, the government will introduce a new payroll tax on Jan. 1, 2019.That means businesses with a payroll of more than $1.5 million will pay a tax of 1.95 per cent, those below $500,000 will be exempt, and employers whose payrolls fall in between will pay a lower rate.The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia said the new tax will be a concern for businesses.“While this tax may not impact the coffee shop around the corner, it will impact many businesses within British Columbia,” said Lori Mathison, the organization’s president and CEO.The government says it collected $2.6 billion in premiums in the 2016-17 fiscal year, and the new payroll tax will provide $1.9 billion in revenue in 2019-20.Finance Minister Carole James said by eliminating the premium, it is falling in line with the other provinces.“B.C. is an outlier in Canada as the only province that levies unfair, regressive MSP premiums that penalize families and individuals,” she said in her budget speech to the legislature on Tuesday.The government says the premium cost a person earning $45,000 a year the same amount as someone making $250,000 annually, and the 1.95 per cent tax rate on payroll to help recover the loss of revenue is the lowest in Canada.James said the premiums were “complex and expensive” for businesses to administer.Eliminating them, she said, “will take some pressure of people’s pocketbooks. And it will make our tax system more fair and progressive.”last_img read more