My sister, a recent M grad, is currently working in American Samoa for WorldTeach, which is similar to Teach for America except that it takes place all over the world. Somewhat surpisingly, Samoa puts a lot of guys in the NFL for such a small country, and Samoans are pretty fond of football. One of the classes that my sister is teaching is grades 3 and 4 combined, and they were stunned when they found out their teacher went to the same school as Tom Brady. Well, the class was assigned to create a song about Manu'a (their Island) and Fitiuta (their village). Here's what they came up with (lyrics below):
Hail! to Manu'a People
Hail! to Fitiuta Students
Hail! Hail! Our school will never rest.
Hail !to Manu'a People
Hail to Fitiuta Students
Hail! Hail! Level 3 and 4 is the best.
Interested to see how this inaugral one game Wildcard matchups unfolds. I don't like the idea of a one and done in baseball, but I'm listening.
Cards v Braves in first game: This is a wild one so far with the Cards up 3-2 in the 5th. Looked as though the Braves had tied game in bottom 4 but runner was (rightfully) called out for interference while trying to beat out a bunt, and the tying run came off the board
Orioles v Rangers in second game: Go Orioles. Based on last season no team scares me more than the Rangers, so I would like to see the O's advance. It wil be Yu Darvish for the Rangers matching up against Joe Saunders for the O's.
I know we just want this to be over, but I thought this should be covered, because it's new PSU stupidity. If you don't want to hear anymore about it, stop reading now. At this point, you have to wonder how much more PSU's athletic department can take.
I'm not sure if these are two independent suits, or flipsides of the same suit, but it reads like they are independent, which I think would make sense. They can be filed independently, and then that gives him two shots to win. Can an MGoLawyer confirm if that makes sense? Filing two separate lawsuits that each have the same final aim if there is a separate legal tennent for filing each one?
Evidently, McQueary was shocked to find out he was the ONLY member of the football coaching staff A: not offered a chance to interview for his old job under the new head coach, and B: to not have his legal fees covered by the university.
Now, the legal fees thing might not have merrit, because as I recall, McQueary electeed to get his own laywer rather than be represented by the university, because he feared the legal association (I could be wrong on that. I can't find a source that confirms it). However, if the univeristy paid for anybody else's independent lawyers, then that ones got legs.
The other issue, not being interviewed for his old job under a new coach, leaves them with no legal recourse, I think. If they had made a clean break, and told everybody from the old staff, "We're cleaning house, 100%", they might be okay. But to only leave him out? Do they not have a legal staff in their HR department over there?
Seeking: $4 Million, Legal Fees
In this case, McQueary states that the Three Stooges - Spanier, Curley and Shulltz, worked together in public and behind university closed doors to discredit McQueary and make him a scapegoat and clearly indicated on several occasions that McQueary was a liar. He claims that this has ruined his reputation for honesty and dedication in the local and higher-education communities.
Seeking: $4 Million, Reinstatement, Lost Bowl Bonus, Legal Fees, Back Pay and Benefits
Japanese researchers, however, have come up with a very offbeat approach: Showing workers lots of pictures of adorable, fuzzy, baby animals. A team of researchers at Hiroshima University recently conducted a study where they showed university students pictures of baby animals before completing various tasks. What they found, in research published today, was that those who saw the baby animal pictures did more productive work after seeing those photographs
So whenever Brian is posting pictures of cute little kittens, he has just helped boost our productivity. Thanks, Brian!
Now go forth and produce!
Another week and another month in the rearview. I'm enjoying some Bell's Best Brown Ale for the first time and it's quite tasty. Went to Munster, IN for my birthday just to have some of Three Floyds phenomenal beer. I would recommend that to anyone, although Founders and Bell's have better atmosphere, Three Floyds takes a back seat to no one when it comes to beer IMO, at least in the midwest. What's everyone else enjoying?
Title says it all. Today is National Drink
a Beer Day. How will you celebrate?
At work, where beer is not allowed, a couple of us bought a bunch of Root Beer to pass around the office. Tonight, I need suggestions because I am shockingly out of beer at home!
Edit: It was pointed out that it is National Drink Beer Day...not a Beer!