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Now that the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series and broken then century long curse, the highlight of Wrigley Field has us thinking about the other great stadiums throughout America. The use of stadiums dates back to ancient times, back when the reigning entertainment of the day for a mass audience usually involved some permutation of “sprint really fast while a lion chases you then try and kill your opponent with a rock.” Thankfully, apart from maybe anytime a terrible entertainer performs, things have matured considerably at the hundreds of events that take place at scads of stadiums throughout the U.S. Baseball and the occasional major concert are the primary serving inside the hallowed ground of U.S
THE CURSE IS OVER! After 108-Year Drought, Chicago Cubs Defeat Cleveland Indians To Win 2016 World Series
For the first time in 108 years, the Chicago Cubs are World Series Champions. The Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians, 8-7, on Wednesday in Game 7 of the World Series behind home runs from Dexter Fowler and David Ross. The Cubs got things started immediately with a leadoff home run from Dexter Fowler. The solo shot to center field was the first leadoff homer in a winner-take-all World Series game , according to ESPN Stats & Info.
History was made ― and the collective heart rate of America was raised ― Wednesday night and into the early hours of Thursday when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. Game 7 unfolded as we probably should have expected a major championship game would play out in a year like 2016: It was batshit crazy
Jeurys Familia , an All-Star closing pitcher for the New York Mets who recently appeared in an ad campaign against domestic violence , was arrested for domestic violence on Monday, the Bergen Record reports. Fort Lee, New Jersey, police accused Familia, identified as Jeurys F. Mojica, of causing “bodily injury to another,” according to a complaint posted Tuesday by The Record. The victim, whose name is redacted from the complaint, had “visible injuries, specifically a scratch to the chest and bruise to the right cheek.” Familia, 27, was arrested after an officer who responded to the incident “found probable cause to believe domestic violence had occurred,” the complaint states. The athlete was charged with simple assault, and bail was set at $1,500. In a statement to The Record, the Mets said, “The matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation.” Familia was among a number of athletes who recently starred in an ad campaign sponsored by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence .
The United States’ oldest and largest Native American organization has requested a meeting with Major League Baseball and the Cleveland Indians to discuss the team’s controversial Chief Wahoo logo. The logo, a red-faced cartoon caricature that many Native Americans have fought to change for decades , began attracting increased public scrutiny last month as Cleveland advanced toward its first World Series appearance since 1997
The world has changed a lot since 1908, when the Chicago Cubs last won a World Series . Back then, Orville Wright was trying to fly a plane. Henry Ford had just produced his first Model T automobile
Chicago Cubs fans are a passionate and resilient bunch ― but most haven’t been dedicated for as long as Jim Schlegel. Schlegel, a 97-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran and die-hard Cubs fan, attended games the last time the Cubs made it to the World Series ― in 1945. He even has his ticket stubs from Game 6 and Game 7
September 8 marks the centennial of the estate tax, which establishes a tax on certain estates that are transferred as inheritance.
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Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal announced on Friday that it would be donating $1.5 million to social organizations, including non-profits that make sure the world knows black lives matter. The funds to be donated were raised at the Tidal X: 1020 charity event in Brooklyn last October, the company told Mic in a statement . The artists who performed at the sold-out event included Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Nick Jonas and, of course, Hov himself.
Whether you chose to gather your team on a weekly or monthly basis, make sure everybody walks away feeling recharged and with a game plan. Here’s how 12 entrepreneurs make run-of-the-mill staff meetings worthwhile. A.
CBS is selling a 30-second spot during the 2016 Super Bowl for $5 million – 11% higher than NBC charged for half a minute during the 2015 Super Bowl. How is the network able to charge so much
This last Monday, on Martin Luther King holiday, Oxfam released its annual report on inequality. The report found that the world’s 62 richest people now own as much wealth as the “the bottom half of humanity,” — some 3.6 billion people
Sometime during the next few months, the US Supreme Court will issue a decision that could profoundly weaken public employee unions across the country. By all accounts, the justices — in the oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association — signaled that they are poised to rule that workers’ payment of dues to public sector unions must be voluntary
Ted Cruz’s wife is a managing director of Goldman Sachs and the firm loaned Cruz money for his Senate campaign. Hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer has donated millions to his super PAC
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has attracted an enormous following of millennials – the diverse group of millennials who sat on stage behind Sanders at his town meeting in Carroll, Iowa on Tuesday showed as much. But surprisingly, the audience facing Sanders at noon Tuesday was mainly made up of older generations. Sanders is currently polling 2-1 with millennials against democratic opponent Hilary Clinton, according to an NBC poll
The Clintons have no shame, that much you can count on. That stupefying arrogance was on full display in the most recent presidential campaign debate when Hillary Clinton countered Bernie Sanders’ charge that she was compromised by her close ties to Goldman Sachs and other rapacious Wall Street interests with the retort: “Sen.
Tea Party congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC 3) told me he wants to roll back the Clean Air and Water Acts and shrink the EPA. Find out the other agencies he wants to eliminate… Myrtle Beach: South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention Sunday, Jan
Giving Advice to a Presidential Candidate Who Wants to “Do Something” Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com How can we stop the Islamic State? Imagine yourself shaken awake, rushed off to a strategy meeting with your presidential candidate of choice, and told: “Come up with a plan for me to do something about ISIS!” What would you say
The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. It’s ok, you’ve probably watched as many Aussie Open tennis matches as you have Home Alone movies without Macaulay Culkin. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum-Cooke debate the sharp political contrasts of Oscar Week: Obama is Jimmy Stewart at the end of It’s a Great Life while Republicans see only the despotic villain in Fury Road.
Iranian leaders have long been yearning for this implementation day. The country’s dream, the lifting of economic sanctions, has come true after almost 20 years
Insights into the advantages of studying abroad from the College Tourist Spring Team 1. Roslyn Kent – University of Calgary Studying abroad means that you can learn how to integrate yourself into a new city, environment and even culture
Having come of age during the Clinton era, I always had a soft spot for Chelsea Clinton. She wasn’t much younger than I was, so to watch her receive heartless slights and vicious criticisms about her appearance and pubescent awkwardness always hit home. Even though I didn’t have a father who was the leader of the free world, I could viscerally relate to Chelsea’s desire to be left alone
Are you thrilled that you can skip over TV ads with your DVR and squelch online ads with an ad-blocker? Don’t get too cocky! As you read this, advertisers are striking back all over the place with in-your-face ads that you literally can’t avoid because — as they boast on Madison Avenue — you’re captive . That’s right: Outside your home, there are still ads that you must watch whether you like it or not.
Once upon a time, the white working class was the colossus of U.S. politics.
It’s as predictable as the terrible twos: Any time groups try to pass a progressive workplace policy, opponents warn of the unintended consequences to jobs and businesses. That has certainly been the case with proposals to establish a family and medical leave insurance fund. The facts say otherwise: A growing body of evidence shows that such a policy does not unintentionally harm businesses or jobs or profitability or the economy.
By Judith E. Glaser and Sudip Samaddar Anybody who has ever practiced cold calls knows what resistance and avoidance mean and how they feel.
TOP STORIES A STATE OF THE UNION FOCUSED ON KEEPING THE COUNTRY UNIFIED “President Barack Obama put the American people on notice Tuesday night that a dark future awaited American democracy if its citizens didn’t begin to come together rather than retreat into ethnic or religious corners.” Check out the top moments from the State of the Union, as well as the full text of Obama’s speech . Plus here’s how Obama , and the Republican Party , took aim at Donald Trump last night.
I have to laugh as the Republican Party deals with the “birther” issue of Senator Ted Cruz. There is nothing more amusing than seeing Republicans hoisted by their own petard, or simply put, being hobbled by tactics they developed
Incoming Kentucky Governor, Matt Bevin, set to work quickly. Through a series of executive orders, Bevin ensured that thousands of poor and minority individuals would not vote this year or potentially ever
This week President Obama announced a series of actions on guns. The word that journalists most often used to describe them was “modest.” Obama clarified exactly who is “in the business” of selling guns, and thus must perform a background check on potential customers.
In April on CNBC , I called a top in the China market and urged a move to cash. The accompanying chart — see the red arrow — underscores the prescience of the call.
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For those that are one of the 45 million adults without a credit file or that don’t have enough credit history to be scored using traditional scoring models I have some great news to report today! There is a new way for you to establish credit and even get a credit card using an alternative credit scoring system. eCredable and BBVA Compass Bank have partnered to allow consumers to use the eCredable credit score to apply for a credit card issued by BBVA. Why is this news so monumental?
by Rod Collins, Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors In a recent article in Acoustic Guitar , Adam Perlmutter chronicles the unusual career path of Dick Boak, one of Martin Guitar’s most creative luthiers. Today Boak is the historian-in-residence of the 183-year old company and one of the most respected craftsman in his profession, but his entrée and advancement in the revered company is an intriguing and unconventional tale. Boak was enamored with music and woodmaking at an early age.
I remember every detail of a recent exchange I had with my colleagues, and I think I always will. I was speaking with a team at our firm who told me how they had helped a global client achieve one of its most important priorities — data integrity — by developing predictive algorithms to detect data deviations. I know what you’re thinking: Why was I so interested in data algorithms
ATTN: The Honorable Penny Pritzker Secretary of Commerce Email: [email protected] Dear Madam Secretary, My Name is Jonah Bryson, and I am a 15-year-old American who is concerned about his future and the future of our planet. I have devoted much of my time and passion to making the world a better place. And at this point in time, with what we know, I am shocked that policy-makers still allow others to contribute to the extinction of species and depletion of biodiversity
Lately, it seems like every week we read about a new hot startup selling for millions of dollars. Despite the high prices investors are willing to put on these companies, many are not profitable, and some are not even generating revenue
In the movie “Being There,” a gardener labeled Chauncey, played by Peter Sellers, manages like a live action Mr. Magoo to blindly stumble his way toward being a media sensation, key adviser and possibly a presidential candidate, without really knowing anything more than gardens and television shows
In the wake of the Paris bombings by ISIS, the United States has joined the world in expressing outrage and its determination to destroy the terrorist group. But with what actions should America – and individual Americans – respond
We all know what Thanksgiving entails–turkey, pies, family, friends, acceptable overeating, and leading up to and directly after the event, a whole lot of sleeping. It’s a fantastic holiday, and unlike Christmas or the various birthday parties you attend throughout the year, you can typically get through it without spending an egregious amount of money
In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, more than half the nation’s states are vowing to bar Syrian refugees. But do they have the legal authority to do so? Harvard Law professors say the answer is clear: No.
Today’s topics include: We Recap Chez on Stephanie Miller’s Happy Hour; Bob’s Shirtless Offer; Listener Reaction to Our Mizzou Rant; The Latest on the Paris Attacks; Breaking News from Germany; GOP Governors Demonizing Refugees; Bible Verses That Mandate Allowing Refugees to Come to America; Texas Lawmaker Spills the Beans About Texas Gun Laws; Hannity and Bo Dietl on Surveilling Mosques; and much more. Download the mp3 (56 minutes, 23mb) Listen and subscribe on iTunes (it’s FREE!) Support the show at Patreon The Bob & Chez Show is a funny, fast-paced political podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The twice-weekly podcast is hosted by Bob Cesca (Salon.com, The Huffington Post, The Daily Banter, The Stephanie Miller Show), and CNN/MSNBC producer turned writer Chez Pazienza.
What was it like to be Mark Zuckerberg’s classmate? originally appeared on Quora : The best answer to any question . Answer by Aaron Greenspan , Harvard College, Class of 2004-2005, on Quora : Think of it this way
There are some anniversaries you don’t want to celebrate, and this month marks one of them. November 12 marked the one-year anniversary of Judge Luis Restrepo’s nomination to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Pennsylvania, a nomination that — one year later — languishes in the Senate due to Senate obstruction.
Heineken has been the official sponsor of James Bond with Daniel Craig in the role of the world’s most famous spy. Starting with Casino Royale and carrying right through to the latest movie blockbuster Spectre, Heineken has used the 007 platform as a means to punch above its weight on the global stage for a beer that considers itself the world’s most international beer brand
Instead of asking friends and family for referrals to good attorneys , more and more potential clients are turning to the Internet to look for a lawyer to represent them and help them with their legal needs. So what are some marketing tactics you can use to get them to call you, or take the call to action on your site. Let’s go through both the practical nuts-and-bolts ideas and the wider philosophy.
With the holidays now approaching, the year is on the verge of ending as it began, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in firm command of the Democratic presidential race and looking rather good for the presidency itself. The weekend’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines saw her remaining rivals — Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley — take some shots at her but seemingly score few points.
Is it just me or did Hillary Clinton pull a Lois Griffin at the second Democratic debate? Asked about taking campaign money from Wall Street, she deferred to 9/11. Hillary Clinton: “Oh, wait a minute, senator
Over the last few years a lot has been written about making jobs “purposeful.” Reid Hoffman just posted an article about the importance of purpose, and described how LinkedIn creates purpose. Earlier this year the New York Times described how Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, has applied purpose to their workforce. And my own research with Glassdoor shows clearly that “culture and values” are the most highly correlated factors in someone’s likelihood of recommending their company as a great place to work.
The day after Kurdish forces with U.S. support expelled the Islamic State from the town of Sinjar in Northern Iraq; the day after the U.S. triumphantly announced that ISIS executioner “Jihadi” John had been “evaporated” by a missile fired from a U.S.
In the wake of the horrific Paris attacks that claimed the lives of at least 153 innocent people , FOX News and some Republican presidential hopefuls wasted no time to fear monger and stir up some good-ol-fashioned Islamophobia. FOX anchor Megyn Kelly hosted R-NY Representative Peter King , a former IRA sympathizer , who stated in the interview: “This was terrorism at its worst.
Last night in Berlin, we celebrated the 7th birthday of Matilda Foelsch.
Finding the best credit card is part art, part science. No single credit card is better than all others in all categories — or for all people. But by understanding your options and asking the right questions, you can find the card that’s the best fit for your spending habits and credit situation
In the second episode of the Scheer Intelligence podcast, David Talbot, Salon.com founding editor, tells how former CIA chief Allen Dulles defied FDR to conscript former Nazi leaders in preparation for war with the Soviet Union–one of many deviations from official history excitingly recounted in Talbot’s new book, “The Devil’s Chessboard”. Talbot describes how Dulles assisted efforts to overthrow foreign governments in defiance of American authority, and alludes to new information he says supports the idea that John F.
How are you approaching your next job search? No matter how much technology impacts our lives and how we interact, there are still fundamental principles that will never change. Specifically, business is (and always will be) human and people will always do business with people they like and respect
by Doug Kirkpatrick, US Partner at NuFocus Strategic Group There are myriad reasons to investigate an organization’s culture. A job seeker may want to check out a prospective employer
By Matthew I. Growney, Founder and CEO of Isabella Products “Dad, can I get McDonalds”?
Eight candidates will take part in Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate airing on the Fox News Business channel. Here’s what you’ll want to look for as the primary season enters its final months before the first votes are cast in the Iowa caucuses.
“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, Love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves.” Nisargadatta Maharaj From the fourth perspective you look at the world through the mind; from the fifth perspective, you look at the world through the heart. In the fourth perspective you identify with no one; in the fifth perspective, you identify with everyone. The fourth perspective is wisdom; the fifth perspective is compassion
“The heart has reasons that reason knows nothing about.” Pascal You can’t be rational if you are too emotional.
Yesterday, in a nationally televised announcement, President Obama rejected Transcanada’s application for the Keystone XL Pipeline , which would have extended the existing Keystone system across the Canadian border in order to transport bitumen (a hydrocarbon product derived by a heat process) south from the oil sands of Alberta to refining capacity on the US Gulf Coast. The rejection revealed not only the gigantic chasm between environmentalists and industry, it also laid bare the ugly side of American politics where common sense often dies a slow, painful death. To begin, let’s look at some data
So, Pete Rose thinks playoff games are more important than head injuries. That was basically what Rose said on Thursday when he criticized Blue Jays’ third baseman Josh Donaldson for leaving Game 1 of the ALDS to deal with a head injury
Many of Academy Award season’s so-called notable films, Buzzfeed says, sanitize social issues and historical injustices, using characters as symbols rather than as people unto themselves. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website
This might go down as the most touching Kiss Cam moment ever . Former President Jimmy Carter, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, shared a loving smooch with Rosalynn, his wife of 69 years , at Turner Field in Atlanta on Thursday night. The two longtime Braves fans were attending the game against the Blue Jays
Sadly, summer is coming to an end here in the states, but fortunately you can experience an endless summer in Jamaica. With weather ranging from mid-70s to the high 80s all year-round, it’s always a right time to travel to Jamaica
A man died after falling from the upper deck to the concrete on the first level of Atlanta’s Turner Field during a game between the Braves and Yankees on Saturday night.
#Brewers minor leaguer David Denson, first active player in pro baseball to reveal he is gay: http://t.co/rEEOUGQO2J pic.twitter.com/bBNCVmSDPh — Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) August 16, 2015 MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguer David Denson has become the first openly gay player on a team affiliated with Major League Baseball. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Denson , with the help of former major leaguer Billy Bean, reached out to the newspaper to tell his story. On today's 1A: Brewers minor leaguer makes history by revealing he's gay pic.twitter.com/39BjIWICSP — Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) August 16, 2015 The 20-year-old first baseman plays for the Helena Brewers in the rookie Pioneer League
Every day, I work with corporate leaders who understand the power of business platforms to make a difference. Regardless of the specific professional missions of their companies, these executives recognize that there’s a natural social mission they can tap into that will transform their place in the world, greatly impacting their communities, employees and bottom lines
On the baseball field, Darryl Strawberry seemed like he could do no wrong.
It takes balls to take a gunshot to the testicles. But it’s the only way Jeremiah Raber can test his invention, a bulletproof jockstrap. More…
NASA astronaut Terry Virts has been wowing the web with breathtaking Vine videos captured from the International Space Station . NASA’s Facebook page for the ISS shared one of Virts’ stunning Vine clips on Sunday.
It all started when 16-year-old Charlotte D’Alessio and 18-year-old Josie Canseco , a model and the daughter of former MLB player Jose Canseco , headed to Coachella together. The best friends’ looks included flash tattoos, perfect eyeliner, a body chain and a tongue-in-cheek “Rolling” T-shirt with a roller skate on it. According to BuzzFeed, the girls first got noticed when professional photographer Bryant Eslava captured them dancing together