Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print ADVERTISEMENT As far as colorful destinations go, it is not quite Bali or Bora Bora. No, for the Ohio State basketball team, it is more exotic. The Buckeyes on Wednesday will pack their guidebooks, update their vaccinations, and voyage to ... Cincinnati. Yep, an in-state road game. Honestly, I didn’t think we’d see the day. To label Ohio State’s season opener at the University of Cincinnati a rare treat is like calling the Grand Canyon a modest ravine. You may recall, the last time Big Brother played on the campus of another Ohio school, it did not go so hot, with Toledo stunning the Final Four-bound Buckeyes 64-63 at Savage Arena. That was 1998. Since, the Buckeyes have played games in 32 states, a district (Washington), and a territory (Puerto Rico). They have played on a ship and on the Las Vegas Strip, in the middle of the ocean (Hawaii) and in the middle of nothing (Idaho). They have played in the Big … [Read more...] about Hey Ohio State, how about another basketball game in Toledo?
Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich? Welcome to **Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich?** in which The Takeout asks famous and important people to answer the most important question to ever beguile the human race. Most of the time, in the introduction to these little chats, we’d plug a particular project that a particular actor, artist, athlete, or non-A-profession human being had in the works. Dermot Mulroney’s on Homecoming. Alison Brie’s on GLOW. Judy Woodruff is on, ah, the news. That sort of thing. But Wil Wheaton is Wil Wheaton. He’s sort of his own project. Do I write here about Wil Wheaton the author? Wil Wheaton the TV personality? Wil Wheaton the internet-guy, or Wil Wheaton, quitter of social media? Wil Wheaton the actor, the gamer, the professional geek? Which Wil Wheaton do you want? Let’s go with Wil “Wesley Crusher” Wheaton. In October, Wheaton told an audience at Baltimore Comic-Con that he wanted to return to the Star Trek universe as part of the … [Read more...] about Hey Wil Wheaton, is a hot dog a sandwich?
You pace the old Metrodome before daybreak, all fluttery fingers and toes, sleep-deprived from a night of tossing and turning, butterflies camping behind the number pinned to your chest. Hey, it’s only a 10-mile run, you tell yourself. But you don’t believe that for a moment. Because it’s not just any 10-mile run. It’s the Medtronic Twin Cities 10 Mile — an event that takes place just hours before the actual Twin Cities Marathon, one of the most celebrated marathons in the world. Scratch that. I should say that these days, that’s pretty darn cold. It’s been a few years and about 20 lbs. since I braved that cold, but man, were they proud years. With time and training, my 9 1/2-minute miles one year became 8 1/2-minute miles the next, and then faster still. I was fast! And it’s a run I hope to complete again, perhaps someday when I’m younger, but only on one condition. They need to open those gates! What gates, you may ask? I’m … [Read more...] about Hey, U.S. Bank Stadium: Open the gates!
Ira Losco has just released a brand new music video called “Hey Now”. This is the fifth single off her double album “No Sinner No Saint.” A first on the local scene, the album is divided in two CD albums with 12 tracks each. The music video starts with the statement “There are always two sides to every story” a phrase which also accompanies the narrative of the double album and which also hints what could follow next. “Hey Now” was directed by Steven Levi Vella and was shot in the south of Malta by Matthew Muscat Drago. It features a colourful and vibrant palette with Ira Losco in a variety of scenes accompanying the reggaeton groovy track. A fortune teller seen both in the intro and at the end of the video is also linked to the trailer of the next music video titled ‘Bad Habits’ which is scheduled for release very shortly. “The idea of releasing one single from The Sinner and the other from the Saint … [Read more...] about Ira Losco releases new music video for single ‘Hey Now’
The Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry was unable to account for how $865.1 million in taxpayers’ money that went towards the programme was actually spent. This is according to Auditor General Deodat Sharma, who noted in his latest report that $576 million spent on stipends for the 1,900 trainees, and $81.8 million spent on 230 HEYS staff during the period January to December 2017 were not substantiated with progress reports from the Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry. In addition, there was lack of accountability for how the money was spent in providing business grants to individuals and communities to set up small projects, purchase equipment, procure items for training, meals, accommodation, travels, and the very launch of the second phase of the project. “The ministry did not present progress reports for these projects; therefore, it could not be determined whether the funds were utilised for the intended purpose,” the Auditor General also noted. … [Read more...] about $865M spent on HEYS programme by Govt cannot be accounted for – AG