New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees says the team will kneel and then stand for the national anthem before their game against Miami in London. Brees says in a tweet on Friday, 'As a way to show respect to all, our #Saints team will kneel in solidarity prior to the national anthem & stand together during the anthem.' That's also how the Dallas Cowboys dealt with their anthem protest on Monday night in a game against the Arizona Cardinals. Ten Saints players sat on the bench during the anthem last Sunday on a day of unprecedented protests among NFL players and some owners in response to comments by President Donald Trump that players should be fired if anyone 'disrespects our flag.' Saints quarterback Drew Brees stood for Sunday's national anthem in Charlotte while 10 teammates decided to remain on the bench in protest of police brutality against minorities Brees asked fans to join in a demonstration that is similar to what the Cowboys did on Monday Trump spent the … [Read more...] about Saints QB Drew Brees says team will kneel, then ‘stand together during the anthem’ before Sunday’s game
A shark the size of a semi truck swims through the ocean. Sensing prey ahead, the monster attacks, opening a mouth bigger than a subway car turned sideways, and lined with teeth the size of a man's hand.Fiction? Hardly. Ancient history? Absolutely.And next month, anyone with a spare half-million dollars or so can make a play for the most spectacular remains of these prehistoric creatures ever discovered.The world's largest shark jaw, 9 feet (2.7 meters) tall and 11 feet (3.4 meters) across, goes up for sale on June 21, at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas.The jaws are constructed with 182 fossilized teeth of the world's largest shark, Carcharocles megalodon, which went extinct about 2 million years ago. They represent the life work of Vito Bertucci, a jeweler-turned-fossil hunter who spent nearly two decades searching for the massive teeth used in the jaw.Minimum bid is $625,000, but the jaws are expected to fetch up to $700,000, according to David Herskowitz, director of Heritage's … [Read more...] about For Sale: World’s Largest Shark Jaws
Just over a month ago, Dennis Kimetto of Kenya ran the fastest marathon ever, finishing the Berlin Marathon with a record-setting time of 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds. This means that for more than 26 miles (42 kilometers), Kimetto kept up a blisteringly fast average pace of 4 minutes and 41 seconds per mile (2 minutes and 56 seconds per kilometer).This weekend, some 50,000 people will tackle the grueling 26.2-mile course of the New York City Marathon. While no one is expected to break the record during the race this Sunday (Nov. 2), Kimetto's Berlin Marathon run is the fifth time the world record has been broken in the past decade.And some experts say it's only a matter of time before runners pull off what previously seemed unthinkable: finishing a marathon in less than 2 hours. [The 7 Biggest Mysteries of the Human Body]Yet humans keep redefining the limits of speed and endurance. Part of the reason for this is that breaking records is a lucrative business, and more people are … [Read more...] about The Human Race: Will We Keep Breaking Running Records?
Scientists created 3-D replicas of bullet fragments from the assassination of President John Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. Scientists created 3-D replicas of bullet fragments from the assassination of President John Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. Photo: T.B. Renegar/National Institute Of Standards And Technology Photo: T.B. Renegar/National Institute Of Standards And Technology Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Scientists created 3-D replicas of bullet fragments from the assassination of President John Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. Scientists created 3-D replicas of bullet fragments from the assassination of President John Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. Photo: T.B. Renegar/National Institute Of Standards And Technology Microscopy … [Read more...] about Microscopy imaging techniques render in 3-D the infamous bullet in JFK assassination
SAN FRANCISCO gridiron giant Thomas Herrion died yesterday at just 23 years of age. Offensive lineman Herrion collapsed shortly after the 49ers played the Denver Broncos in a pre-season game. Herrion, who stood 6ft 3ins, and weighed more than 22 stone, was on the field for San Francisco's 91-yard drive that ended with a touchdown with just two seconds left. Players had finished listening to coach Mike Nolan address them in a post-game meeting when Herrion keeled over.Medics administered emergency heart resuscitation and then rushed him by ambulance to a nearby hospital. About three hours later, 49ers' spokesman Aaron Salkin confirmed that Herrion had died. The cause of death was not immediately known. Herrion, a first-year player with the 49ers, played college ball at Utah State University and spent part of last season on the San Francisco and Dallas practice squads. He also played this season with the Hamburg Sea Dogs of NFL Europe. … [Read more...] about GRIDIRON’S HERRION DIES AT 23
One in three teachers at F-rated public schools in Louisiana is either uncertified or teaching outside their field of expertise, according to a survey released Friday.The survey also shows that less than one in five teachers – 19 percent – are uncertified or working outside their speciality in A-rated schools.The results put numbers to what educators and others have long suspected – thriving public schools have the best teachers while students who need them the most are most often led by educators with the least know-how."Teachers gravitate to the environment that they think is the most conducive to them," said Gary Jones, president of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and a longtime educator."A-rated schools are great places to work," Jones added. "And it is difficult to get people to work in poverty-stricken schools and those with free and reduced lunches."The survey carries special relevance since 2018 public school letter grades … [Read more...] about Vicious circle: Report says failing schools also have the most inexperienced teachers