Day: December 27, 2017

‘The Office’ Star Jenna Fischer Apologizes For Getting Detail Of GOP Tax Bill Wrong – HuffPost

“I can’t stop thinking about how school teachers can no longer deduct the cost of their classroom supplies on their taxes…something they shouldn’t have to pay for with their own money in the first place. I mean, imagine if nurses had to go buy their own syringes #ugh,” the now-deleted tweet read.

‘The Office’ Star Jenna Fischer Apologizes For Getting Detail Of GOP Tax Bill Wrong

Fischer posted a long statement of apology on Wednesday, explaining that she deleted her previous tweet because she believes “accuracy is important.”

I’ve deleted a tweet and would like to issue an apology. Please read and re-tweet to help me spread the word! Thanks!

“I feel genuinely bad about getting my facts wrong and I’m sorry,” she wrote. “I did not mean to spread misinformation. I was well-intentioned, but I was behind on my research.” 

Moss, Utah run past West Virginia 30-14 in Heart of Dallas Bowl – Beckley Register-Herald

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Saban has a chance, maybe two, to add a bowl win this season. The Crimson Tide will play Clemson in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day in the College Football Playoff. Two other active coaches can get their 11th bowl wins before then: Miami’s Mark Richt and Meyer, who is now at Ohio State.

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KaRaun White’s 18-yard TD catch with 2 minutes left for West Virginia put him over 1,000 yards receiving this season, along with teammate Gary Jennings. But David Sills V, who had 18 TD catches, had no catches Tuesday and finished 20 yards shy of giving the Mountaineers three 1,000-yard receivers.

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M40 crash victim named locally as leading Oxford professor Mark Whittow – Oxford Mail

As an archaeologist he worked in Turkey and Jordan, running a field project surveying Byzantine castles in Turkey through the 1990s.

Academics from around the country and across the world, as well as former students, paid tribute yesterday to the Corpus Christi College professor of Byzantine Studies.

Professor Robert Ian Moore, a professor emeritus of history at Newcastle University, said: “Mark Whittow is a great loss.

Two men died and another was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries.

LEADING academics have paid tribute to Oxford University lecturer Dr Mark Whittow after he died at the weekend. 

“A scholar of vigour, charm and learning.”

Oxford Mail:

“Oxford has lost one of its very best.”

Like father like son: Son joins father’s law firm – Valdosta Daily Times

After Closson III retired, he said he had the skills and knowledge to work in logistics in the civilian world but he decided to do something else.

“I’m a veteran,” Closson III said. “I understand the world the veterans live in. I spent 25 years in the Air Force. I understand their language — their lingo. There’s a need for veterans, for veterans to have representation when they are denied benefits they are entitled to.”

Since, he started working at his father’s law firm, Closson, Bass & Tomberlin.

Closson, Bass & Tomberlin specializes in workers’ compensation, Social Security disability and criminal defense legal work. For more information, call (229) 269-4947.

“I’m spending a lot of time reading and learning the basics of the law,” Closson III said.

He plans to become accredited in veterans affairs to help veterans with legal challenges they face, he said.

He did not become a pilot but he still found a successful career in the military doing logistical work. He retired after 25 and half years as a colonel.

When it came time for graduation, Closson III considered law school, but had made a commitment to the Air Force and wanted to become a pilot.

Android 8.0 beta starts rolling out in China to the LG G6 – Phone Arena

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John E. Nolan Jr., lawyer who helped negotiate Bay of Pigs prisoner release, dies at 90 – Washington Post

Mr. Nolan’s specialties as a lawyer included environmental cases and the rights of whistleblowing federal employees. He represented oil companies building the Alaska pipeline in the 1970s.

In 2001, Mr. Nolan returned to Cuba for a 40th anniversary observance of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. He had lunch with Castro twice, he said, and talked to him a few more times. The Cuban leader sent him a box of Cuban cigars.

In the 1990s, he was the mediator in a tangled family dispute involving multimillionaire discount retailer Herbert H. Haft, Haft’s wife, Gloria, and their children.

“There was yelling, tipping over of water pitchers,” Mr. Nolan said in his interview with Washington Lawyer, “a venting of a whole lifetime of suppressed feelings.”

Five decades later, Mr. Nolan “still walked with an air of authority and the bearing of a 22-year-old Marine,” said a law partner, Roger E. Warin.

He graduated from law school in 1955, then served a year as clerk to Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark. He joined Steptoe & Johnson in 1956 and would continue his association with the firm until 2013.

The two lawyers met Castro during several visits to Cuba over an extended period, and Mr. Nolan facilitated the procurement of about $50 million in medical supplies in exchange for the prisoners’ release.

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Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Joan Dobbins Nolan of Bethesda; four children, Carol N. Klatt of Buck Hills Falls, Pa., Kelly N. Spencer and Patricia N. McNeill, both of Bethesda, and Richard C. Nolan of Albany, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren. A son, John E. Nolan III, died in 1980.

Israel to name Jerusalem train station after Trump –

Israel to name Jerusalem train station after Trump

President Donald Trump touches the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on May 22. On Wednesday, Israel's transportation minister said a new train station would be named after the U.S. president. File Photo by Ronen Zvulun/EPA. Dec. 27 (UPI) — A new

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2018 NFL Mock Draft: John Elway’s Broncos take chance on super-talented Josh Allen –

Derrius Guice, RB, LSU. The Lions get a true, three-down feature back in Guice, who to some, is more talented than Barkley. I think it’s very close. He will break Detroit’s 100-yard rusher drought as a rookie.

Quin Blanding, S, Virginia. Devin McCourty has been a mainstay in the Patriots secondary for years, but will be 31 before the start of the 2018 season. Blanding has high-caliber athletic gifts and a nose for the football as a run-stuffer.

Josh Allen couldn’t have scripted a better bowl game for his NFL draft stock. After a mostly abysmal final regular season at Wyoming that ended with injury — a draft-stock plummeting double whammy — the uber-talented quarterback returned for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and flashed his entire arsenal in a convincing win. 

Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech. The Vikings are another team without many holes, so they go with a high upside linebacker in Edmunds, who runs extremely well for a 6-4, 250-pound second-level defender.

Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame. In this scenario, the new Giants head coach and GM retain Eli Manning for one more season and fortify the offensive line with arguably the best run-blocking left tackle in the entire draft class.  

Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame. Miami is ecstatic to land the top guard prospect in this class in Nelson, a road-grading run-blocker and pass-protector who routinely grows roots. Also, he isn’t easily beaten by counter moves.

Everyone noticed what Danny Rose did in Tottenham dressing room photo – and it’s not good news for Manchester … –

Tottenham were recently linked with a move for United full-back Luke Shaw, if Rose does indeed jump ship.

Earlier this season the England international, who is understood to be on £65,000-a-week at Spurs, claimed he was underpaid.

That was until fans noticed what Danny Rose was doing.

He blasted: “I am reaching my peak and have probably only got one big contract left in me.

The left-back, 27, has been mooted as a £50million target for Manchester United in the January transfer window.

And after celebrating Tottenham’s success in a seven-goal thriller at Wembley, Kane was the centre of attention in the dressing room.

The England striker’s treble saw him notch 39 league goals in 2017, even surpassing Lionel Messi’s total for club and country in the process.

Hat-trick hero Harry Kane broke Alan Shearer’s Premier League record to score the most calendar year goals in Premier League history as Tottenham smashes Southampton 5-2 on Boxing Day.

Shakira’s Orlando concert rescheduled for August – Orlando Sentinel

Shakira's Orlando concert rescheduled for August

The concert, part of her El Dorado World Tour, has been rescheduled for Aug. 14, according to the Amway Center where she will perform. The Colombian singer penned an apology letter to her fans that was posted to her social media accounts. “Though I

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