Sports professionals are frequently viewed as more divine than human, making it all the more difficult for fans when players and coaches of their favorite teams wind up involved in a front-page scandal. Over the decades, these infamous events in the world of athletics have ranged from heartbreaking to bewildering. Here is a breakdown of some of the most scandalous transgressions to plague sports across the globe:Colts make a sweet escapeWhen the fight-or-flight response kicks in, the option to run away and start over can be quite appealing. That is exactly the approach taken by Robert Irsay, former owner of the then-Baltimore Colts, in 1984.When Irsay took command of the Colts in 1972, the team was at the top of its game after bringing home a victory in the 1971 Super Bowl. The change in leadership, however, appears to have triggered a downward spiral. The Colt’s reputation became so negative that Baltimore’s first overall pick in the 1983 draft refused to join the … [Read more...] about Balls, bribery, bombshells: 5 insane sports scandals • The Tulane Hullabaloo
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"As with numerous biggest challenges we face, there isn't broad agreement on the right approach, and thoughtful people come to very different conclusions on what are acceptable tradeoffs", Zuckerberg wrote."We are getting better at proactively identifying violating content before anyone reports it, specifically for hate speech and violence and graphic content", Facebook said in the new transparency report.George Soros speaks during a forum at the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington on September 24, 2011."I learned about this relationship when I read this New York Times piece yesterday", Zuckerberg declared. The story, based on interviews with more than 50 people, makes the case that Zuckerberg and Sandberg "ignored warning signs" that Russians were exploiting the platform, "then sought to hide them from public view".The thin details suggested to some analysts that the concept for the oversight board was part of Facebook's efforts to deflect attention from its continuing … [Read more...] about Facebook denies hiding Russian sabotage after shocking New York Times investigation
"I want you to understand that the chaos we were dealing with was extraordinary", Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told journalists as he explained the staggering new figure.The high number of dead and missing is attributed to the speed with which the flames, driven by high winds and facilitated by parched scrubland and trees, raced through the town of Paradise.The White House has said Donald Trump will visit California on Saturday to meet people affected by the disaster.The US president initially blamed the blazes on state officials and threatened to withhold federal payments. Microsoft renews distribution Windows update 10 OctoberIn addition to the dead, some 130 people are still missing as rescue and recovery workers continue to sift through pile after pile of ashes left in the fire's wake.A Paradise police officer walks under crime scene tape that blocks off an area where human remains were found in a vehicle that was destroyed by the Camp Fire on November 15, 2018, in … [Read more...] about This is all that’s left of fire-ravaged California town
U.S.When the first casino games were played in Mississippi precisely 26 years ago to this day, hopes were high that revenue would help prop up a state that struggles with a low tax base and tepid economic growth.Initially, it worked out that way.Consider Biloxi, the Gulf Coast city that was practically broke before casinos opened for business in 1992, according to former mayor A.J. Holloway. He said they didn’t have money to fix potholes before gaming changed all that, bringing “tourists, prosperity and jobs” to the Gulf Coast.For the last decade, however, it had been a different story. The casino business in Mississippi had matured. Revenues statewide had been flat to down due to increased competition and a low-growth base. The gaming malaise had combined with Mississippi’s slow recovery from the 2008 recession, which had strapped legislators forcing budget cuts that had universities and agencies looking for answers.Recommended Slideshows7650 Highest Paying … [Read more...] about Mississippi Sports Betting Begins in Biloxi, Tunica Casinos: College Football, Baseball, Pro Football Wagering Allowed
U.S. When the first casino games were played in Mississippi precisely 26 years ago to this day, hopes were high that revenue would help prop up a state that struggles with a low tax base and tepid economic growth. Initially, it worked out that way. Consider Biloxi, the Gulf Coast city that was practically broke before casinos opened for business in 1992, according to former mayor A.J. Holloway. He said they didn’t have money to fix potholes before gaming changed all that, bringing “tourists, prosperity, and jobs” to the Gulf Coast. For the past decade, however, it has been a different story. The casino business in Mississippi has matured. Revenues statewide have been flat to down due to increased competition and a low-growth base. The gaming malaise has combined with Mississippi’s slow recovery from the 2008 recession, which has strapped legislators forcing budget cuts that have universities and agencies looking for answers. Recommended Slideshows 76 50 … [Read more...] about Mississippi Sports Betting Begins at Beau Rivage, Gold Strike Casinos Today: What’s the Expected Impact?