Week 17 is a chaotic time in the NFL. Luckily for viewers of the Chiefs’ win over the Chargers on Sunday, CBS announcer Kevin Harlan offered a helping hand.Kansas City entered the day needing a win over Los Angeles and a New England loss to Miami to clinch a first-round bye in the AFC. With both games coming down to the wire, Harlan chipped in to provide play-by-play updates of both games as they unfolded. Kevin Harlan is OUTSTANDING.Announcing the Chiefs game, he gives play-by-play of the Dolphins taking the lead over the Patriots to secure a bye for KC.This call is amazing, the crowd reaction is tremendous, the Chiefs player reaction is incredible. I love EVERYTHING about it. pic.twitter.com/imVO3B9IkJ— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) December 29, 2019Just moments after Damien Williams tacked on a rushing touchdown to help seal the Chiefs’ win, Harlan announced Ryan Fitzpatrick’s go-ahead touchdown pass with 24 seconds remaining in the Dolphins’ eventual 27-24 win over the Patriots.To make things even better, the Arrowhead Stadium crowd roared shortly after Harlan’s call, knowing that the Chiefs were just moments away from clinching the AFC’s No. 2 seed.Unsurprisingly, Harlan’s dual-threat commentary was a hit for viewers.”What game are you calling?””I’M CALLING BOTH GAMES!!!!”Kevin Harlan FOREVER. pic.twitter.com/xT1Fi4czVl— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) December 29, [email protected] is so good he’s calling the play by play on 2 games at 1 time.— Matt Thomas (@SportsMT) December 29, 2019Kevin Harlan: TOUCHDOWN DOLPHINS! What a throw by Fitzpatrick!”Rich Gannon: “What game are you calling?”Kevin Harlan: “I’m calling BOTH!”CLASSIC HARLAN!!! 😂🙌🏼 #FinsUp #ChiefsKingdom— Mark the Overseer 👀 (@MarkTheOverseer) December 29, 2019By the way, if you were listening to the CBS broadcast of the game, you heard one of the best all-time calls by anyone in any sport as Kevin Harlan called the Pats game down the stretch alongside the Chiefs-Chargers.— Arrowhead Addict (@ArrowheadAddict) December 29, 2019Kevin Harlan remains the 🐐, by the way.— Nate Bukaty (@nate_bukaty) December 29, 2019 MORE: NFL playoff clinching scenarios for Week 17Take a look at Harlan’s masterful job.
The President of La Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, has promised his Liberian counterpart, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, that he will reopen his country’s borders with Liberia by March of this year.The Ivorian leader had ordered the closure of all land border posts with Liberia when the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) intensified. But on Monday, January 19, the Ivorian leader assured President Sirleaf and other Liberians, who had attended the three-day Joint Council of Chiefs and Elders Meeting (JCCEM) between the Republics of Liberia and La Côte d’Ivoire, that he will surely reopen all his country’s land borders with Liberia. President Ouattara, however, said his country’s borders are still shut based on advice from the World Health Organization (WHO).“I have listened to the recommendations and requests for the opening of the borders. As you may be aware, WHO recommends that we wait for 90 days; I can assure you that we will do it in March,” he stated.President Ouattara made the assurance when he finally closed the three-day JCCEM, which was held in the Cavally Regional capital of Guiglo, La Côte d’Ivoire.Before President Ouattara promised to reopen the borders, the spokesperson of Liberia’s traditional council, Chief Moses Teah of Maryland County had earlier pleaded with the Ivorian leader to reopen said borders. According to the Liberian elder, opening the borders with Liberia will increase the economic capabilities of women and youth. He also stated that it will enable chiefs on both sides of the borders to easily visit and communicate with their colleagues on the other side of the border in the bid to solve would-be crises.Chief Teah promised that chiefs on the Liberian side of the border won’t allow anyone who has committed a crime in La Côte d’Ivoire to come and hide among them.Also before President Ouattara spoke, President Sirleaf had earlier thanked him and other Ivoirians for accepting Liberians who had fled the civil war in their country and sought refuge in parts of La Côte d’Ivoire.She then used the occasion to also draw her Ivorian counterpart’s attention to the reopening of the borders. The Liberian and Ivorian leaders and others spoke at the end of the second JCCEM. The first meeting between traditional leaders of both nations was held in Liberia in October 2013, with Presidents Sirleaf and Ouatarra attending in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County. It brought together more than 100 chiefs and elders from bordering communities of both sisterly nations.Both leaders said since the first meeting, they have observed an improved security situation along the borders.The second meeting was to review the implementation of the resolution from the Zwedru Meeting in October of 2013 and to strengthen cooperation and collaboration among administrative authorities of bordering communities in the two countries.The JCCEM is intended to further strengthen, promote and pursue the consolidation of cooperation, peace and security through regular cross-border meetings, confidence-building measures and sharing of information between citizens residing in border communities. The Guiglo venue for the meeting was agreed upon at the end of the Third Quadripartite with Liberia and La Côté d’Ivoire and the United Nations Missions in both countries. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Fun fact — Ohio is in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, along with Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. On Oct. 9, 2015, the Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay against enforcement of a regulation issued by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers defining the scope of the “waters of the United States” subject to federal regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. This rule—known as the WOTUS rule—represents the EPA and Army Corp’s effort to clarify the scope of federal regulations in light of Supreme Court decisions in 2001 and 2006 concluding that the agencies had adopted an unduly broad interpretation of the scope of their authority. Many challenges against the WOTUS rule are pending in courts all over the country, and for good reason.The language of the WOTUS rule appears to have significantly expanded the definition of “waters of the United States.” This is contrary to the Supreme Court’s decisions in 2001 and 2006, which were critical of the overreaching actions of the EPA. Now included in the definition of WOTUS are tributaries, no matter how limited their flow of water or how remote they are and numerous ditches found in common circumstances. WOTUS defines “adjacent” wetlands and waters, including those in “floodplains” and “riparian zones.” The old expression give him an inch, and he will take a mile seems mild compared to this power grab.Moreover, the procedures used by the EPA are alarming. On May 18, 2015, the New York Times reported that the EPA conducted a drive on Facebook and Twitter urging environmental groups to rally support for the new rule. This investigative reporting is worth Googling to read. The EPA clearly incited conservation groups to garner support; the tone is more appropriate to a campaign than the rule-making role of a federal administrative agency. Agriculture needs the federal government inciting more crazies on social media — not.One positive note emerged. The WOTUS rule is so overreaching that it managed to unite both Democrats and Republicans. In this day and age, that speaks volumes. Lawmakers from both parties are taking action to block the rule through either appropriate measures or standalone bills. The bill, S. 1140, was introduced in late April by a bipartisan group of senators and essentially tells EPA to start over on the rule and seek more comment when drafting a replacement.Oklahoma Republican Jim Inhofe, the chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, remarked, “The EPA has set themselves up to increase federal control over private lands, and I will not allow it.” Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas, criticized “questionable activities by the EPA in eliciting support for the proposed rule during the public comment period” and noted that “farmers and ranchers cannot be ignored.”North Dakota Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp concurred and issued a statement: “It’s frustrating that after so much time, the EPA today decided to finalize this rule instead of conducting more consultations and releasing a revised rule as our legislation would require. As a result, it unfortunately still considers many Prairie Potholes as waters that it will regulate, which doesn’t address all of the serious concerns of farmers and ranchers.” Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer agreed and said the “rule is an attack on the people of her state…a reckless and unwarranted regulation that implies that Washington bureaucrats know better than the people of Nebraska.”Farmers need to keep an eye on what becomes of the WOTUS rule. In a fairly recent case, the EPA argued the old definition of “waters of the US” empowered them to regulate rainwater on a barnyard. The Courts did not take kindly to this interpretation, but a farmer had to spend significant time and money before the EPA backed off.At least the Sixth Circuit wisely stayed enforcement of the new regulation. That should give lawmakers time to work together and stop the nonsense.
Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Americans who grew up in the 1950s or early 60s (that includes me) remember living in a house with one bathroom. There was usually someone standing outside the door yelling, “Hurry up!”These days, most Americans live in (or aspire to live in) a house with two or more bathrooms. My guess is that we’re never going to return to the bathroom standards of the 1950s; two-bathroom houses are probably here to stay.If you’re designing a green home, you know that a guiding principle of green design is, “Small homes have a lower environmental impact than big homes.” It’s a good idea to keep that principle in mind when you decide (a) how many bathrooms your home needs, and (b) how big each bathroom should be.You may need fewer bathrooms than you think. Many families will find it easy to live in a house with one full bathroom and one half bathroom (that is, a room with a toilet and a lavatory). In praise of the small bathroom For me, the main reason that small bathrooms make so much sense is that bathrooms need to be cleaned regularly. Smaller bathrooms are easier to clean.Which rooms deserve extra square feet? I believe that the rooms where we spend the most hours per day — usually the kitchen and the living room — should be spacious and delightful. On the other hand, the rooms where we don’t spend much time — the bathroom and closets — should be as small as possible. (Bedrooms, too, should be as small as possible, because most of the time that we spend there, we are unconscious.) A short vocabulary lesson In the house I grew up in, everyone in the family brushed…
Protect your production – and yourself – with this free talent release form.Whether you are working on a crew of two or a crew of fifty-two, a talent release form is vital. In short, a talent release form gives you the right to distribute a film with an actor’s likeness. Without a talent release form your production could be at a legal risk and you could potentially get sued! By using the free talent release form below, you can protect yourself and your production company from any confusion that may arise regarding your right as a filmmaker to distribute content.What is a talent release form?A talent release form is a document that gives you (the filmmaker) permission to distribute and sell your video or film with the permission of your talent. The form protects you from your talent getting cold feet after the production has wrapped.When is a talent release form used?A talent release form is used anytime you have talent in front of a camera, especially if you are looking to distribute a film. In some journalistic situations, simply having your talent say “I give ____ permission to air this interview” is enough, but in the case of narrative films or large productions, a physical form is vital. If you plan on getting your film distributed, a distributor will always ask for copies of your talent release forms. If you don’t have them, you will have to go back and get all of your actors and extras to sign a copy after the fact. For this reason, it’s best to get your actors to sign the talent release form before you begin shooting.How is a talent release form used?A talent release form is incredibly straight forward. Simply fill out the respective fields and note the location of signing. If your talent is under the age of 18, you must get the parent or legal guardian to sign the form as well. This specific talent and release form covers not only production, but also marketing related materials. After the talent release form is signed, it’s advised that you to make a copy for yourself and a copy for the actor. It also couldn’t hurt to scan the signed document into a computer. Here’s what the talent release form looks like: While the wording in this form does allow you to use the talent release form for ‘gotcha’ style journalism, it’s best advised to consult a legal professional before distributing content that may be viewed as defamation. You can download the free talent release form by clicking the text below. There are two templates included in the download: One to fill out by hand and another to fill out on a computer. You can use Preview on a Mac or Adobe Acrobat on a PC to edit the computer template.DOWNLOAD FREE TALENT RELEASE FORMInterested in learning more about working with actors/talent? Check out a few of the following posts:Working with Actors – Film UndergroundWhy Do Release Forms Matter? – StillMotionDo You Need Release Forms – VideoMakerHave any tips for using a Talent Release Form? Share experiences with us in the comments below.
Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Beermen take on Phoenix Fuel at 7 p.m., right after the 4:15 p.m. duel between the Painters and the Alaska Aces.San Miguel coach Leo Austria got first-hand experience how it is paying against a team with nothing to lose when the Beermen needed a big finish and a huge game from June Mar Fajardo to subdue KIA Picanto, 118-112, in what he aptly described as “an ugly win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It is a wake-up call for us,” said Austria who is hoping to bring to the illustrious franchise its second Grand Slam.Rain or Shine will also guard against complacency when it battles Alaska. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer and Rain or Shine will shoot for wins on Wednesday that would push them closer to a twice-to-beat bonus in the quarterfinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup.And it’s not much of an advantage that the Beermen and the Elasto Painters will be facing teams that have scraped the bottom of the barrel. In fact, it could work against the two squads in the doubleheader at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.ADVERTISEMENT “Alaska is not a team you can relax against,” said RoS coach Caloy Garcia referring to the Aces. “We have to come out with the mentality of wanting to win rather than just playing the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH fighters bag 2 golds Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments
Chelsea defender Cahill will fight for his place – Zolaby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea veteran Gary Cahill will stay and fight for this place.That is according to assistant manager Gianfranco Zola.The club legend, who is assisting Maurizio Sarri this term, says that Cahill is always one who will compete for a first team spot.There is speculation that Cahill will move on in January as he is not getting much playing time.”It is difficult to say about that,” Zola said during the press conference.”It was not Gary has done badly when he played, but at the moment there are players performing very well. “I don’t know what will happen, but he is a fighter. “It was a surprise to find out his personality, he will try to fight for a place.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche open to rotating squad for Norwichby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche will likely rotate his squad for Saturday’s clash with Norwich City at Turf Moor.Substitute Jeff Hendrick popped up to score a stoppage-time equaliser against Brighton on Saturday.Matej Vydra and Jay Rodriguez also impressed off the bench, and Dyche says he might give his fringe players a chance when the Canaries come to town.”All three of them affected the game so I was pleased with that,” the Burnley boss said.”I’ve told them there will be certain players (rotated), obviously defenders it doesn’t change as much, but you have to keep everyone involved.”I think that’s the important thing here, we’ve always worked on a group mentality, so I want to keep everyone’s mind on it.”
paul finebaumESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum usually sticks to covering the SEC, but given the turmoil out in Los Angeles this week, he’s broadening his horizons. Tuesday, he commented on USC’s heading coaching situation. He thinks there are two “leading candidates” for the job.Finebaum said that former Oregon coach Chip Kelly, who is now with the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL, is one. The other is current Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin. He joined ESPN’s Mike & Mike this morning:On @MikeAndMike, @finebaum just said he believes the two leading candidates for the USC HC job will be Chip Kelly and Kevin Sumlin.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2015Finebaum expanded on Philadelphia radio station 97.5 Middays later on:On NOW: @finebaum with @975Middays to discuss his claim that Chip is a leading candidate for the USC head coach job.— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) October 13, 2015Finebaum: Chip Kelly will be high on USC’s list. He may not want the job, but USC is the Pac 10 & has talent, so it may entice him.— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) October 13, 2015Finebaum on dealing w/ boosters: USC isn’t a job like Alabama. LA is LA. You may have to do lunch w/ Spielberg once in a while but that’s it— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) October 13, 2015Finebaum: To me it all comes down to what makes Chip Kelly tick. I don’t know what interests him (but USC seems like a fit).— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) October 13, 2015Finebaum: Chip is the Jon Gruden of five years ago; he is the most coveted coach by colleges.— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) October 13, 2015Regarding Kelly, we’re obviously a few steps from it even being a possibility. Kelly would have to either coach his way out of his job with the Eagles or make the decision that he wants to return to the college ranks. As for Sumlin, given the momentum the Aggies have right now, it’s hard to see him jumping ship for a job that’s been very unstable recently.That being said, USC is still one of the most desirable jobs in college football. It’ll be interesting to see if Finebaum winds up being right.