Who should authorize the expansion of casino gambling in our state – the legislature or voters? Floridians will decide that in November by casting their ballot for or against Amendment 3. And, on Thursday, October 25, talented students from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School’s Speech and Debate team will go head-to-head on the subject during The Great Debate, which will take place at Vi at Aventura. Hosted by Jilda Unruh, an Emmy Award winning investigative TV journalist, The Great Debate will feature students presenting their case on both sides of the issue, as well as the pros and cons of casino gambling. Afterward, Vi residents and guests will cast their ballot for the winning team based on the merits of each argument. “It’s relevant, engaging events and community partnerships that set us apart,” says Renee Garvin, Vi at Aventura Executive Director. “Our residents are excited about seeing the students debate this important issue.” … [Read more...] about Vi at Aventura is ALL ACES The Great Debate
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Since 1973, the debate over the designated hitter has raged on throughout Major League Baseball. In my time covering baseball, particularly the Yankees, I have had first-hand experiences with those arguing for the DH. In 2008, promising starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang was the heir apparent to the number one spot in the rotation. However, in what became a 13-0 win in Houston (while the Astros were still in the National League), Wang tore two ligaments in his right foot, ending his season. He played a few more years in the show, but only a few more games in pinstripes. More recently, Masahiro Tanaka suffered mild strains in both hamstrings while scoring on a sacrifice fly last weekend at Citi Field in the Subway Series. General manager Brian Cashman has said he believes he will miss about a month. Tanaka's injury brings focus back to the question of the designated hitter's absence in the National League. This week, I sat down and spoke with two good friends, and former Major League … [Read more...] about The great debate of the DH
The following script is from "Encryption" which aired on March 13, 2016. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Shachar Bar-On, producer. The argument over encryption between Apple and the FBI reminds us that the world is facing a far more tech-savvy terror threat. While not that long ago al Qaeda often handled its communications by going back to the Stone Age relying on mules and couriers, the Islamic State, or ISIS, proved it can be done with just a push of a button using everyday tools of 21st century teenagers: the latest smartphones and messaging apps. The encryption debate centers around an iPhone found in San Bernardino, where 14 men and women were killed in a terror attack last December. But before that, there was the massacre in Paris. We went there to meet the city's chief prosecutor who is confronting some of the same issues. Francois Molins: The terrorists are able to communicate with total impunity. Francois Molins is the head prosecutor of Paris -- he's investigated … [Read more...] about The Encryption Debate
12:46 p.m. Rip Steelers Update: I forgot the worst Pittsburgh coaching decision–having Roethlisberger dance around and fall down on third-and-short on their final possession, up by 1, just to make sure Jax called its last timeout before a Pitts punt. Result: No first down, horrible Steelers punt, Jax needs only 30-40 yards for game-winning FG, and that’s exactly what happens. Bad, conservative, losing, Nolan-like decision–you’re up TWO scores, then (like the Giants just did in Tampa, we’ll see how it works), you force the TO. But if you’re up by 1 point deep in your territory, and you have a decent QB, you throw the friggin’ ball and try to make ONE play that wins the game. Straight from today’s paper, with an add-on… Must give a nod to Buzz Ryan, but that’s an obvious one, since he and I understand one thing most NFL coaches (and TV analysts) never get from last night’s 31-29 Jax win over Pittsburgh: -In … [Read more...] about The Original Talking Points: Going for two, and the great debate-Clemens or Bonds, who’s the greatest injector?
It was during Kentucky’s 79-70 victory over Harvard on Dec. 2 that ESPN analyst Jay Bilas used the network’s television broadcast to pump Rupp Arena ice cream. Soon, a Wildcats cheerleader was presenting the former Duke standout a cone of Rupp soft serve while he was on air. In that moment, “Rupp Arena ice cream” went to a different level of buzz. “As long as there is ice cream, (Rupp Arena) is the Mecca of college basketball,” Bilas said, drolly, when he returned to Lexington in January. ESPN analyst Jay Bilas has emerged as the number one public booster of Rupp Arena soft-serve ice cream. “As long as there is ice cream, this is the Mecca of college basketball,” Bilas said in January. Michael Reaves Historically, the home finale of each Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball season is Senior Day. Yet when the 2017-18 Cats face Mississippi in their last home appearance Wednesday at 7 p.m., UK will have no seniors to … [Read more...] about The great debate of 2018: Is ‘Rupp Arena ice cream’ better than other ice cream?