A heads up to high schoolers (and parents) already looking ahead to college admissions: The latest coveted rankings of the top schools in the country are out today. U.S. News and World Report released its 2019 Best Colleges rankings on Monday, and once again, more than a few New England institutions got high marks. Harvard University took the No. 2 among National Universities, coming in behind Princeton, which has held the top-most position on the list for the last eight years. Massachusetts Institute of Technology tied for third this year (up from splitting the No. 5 spot last year), sharing the ranking with Columbia University, University of Chicago, and Yale. For the sorting of the best National Liberal Arts Colleges, a Massachusetts school maintained its rule in the No. 1 spot. Williams College held the top spot for the 16th year in a row, and Amherst College came in second. Wellesley College tied for third in the category with Pennsylvania’s Swarthmore, while Bowdoin and … [Read more...] about U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 best college rankings are out. Here’s how New England schools did.
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Published 7:32 pm CDT, Saturday, August 4, 2018 Jon Parker and his 7-year-old son, Jeremy, swayed back and forth, singing every note along with Breaking Benjamin vocalist Benjamin Burnley at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on Friday night. The father-son combo wasn’t alone in doing so, but even after a long day of rock, the connection and peaceful serenity surrounded by guitar riffs and pounding drums was ever apparent. “This is something that we both enjoy,” Jon said. “He sings along to this music in my truck. We haven’t missed a rock show (at The Pavilion) this year.” Jon and Jeremy weren’t alone as the combination of Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, Nothing More and Bad Wolves packed the amphitheater with fans for an evening of unfiltered yet refined hard rock. Recommended Video: Now Playing: This dad came up with the perfect way to catch his son breaking the rules.Jeremy set up a Nest cam in the … [Read more...] about Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch rock packed Pavilion
Chris McCosky The Detroit News Published 11:34 p.m. UTC Jun 19, 2018 Cincinnati — It’s the essence of baseball, really. It’s a team game, but the outcome is often decided by a series of individual battles. The Tigers beat the White Sox on Sunday, 3-1. Nick Castellanos’ two-run home run off James Shields was the big blow, and some stingy work by four pitchers made it hold up. But the pivotal individual battle came in the third inning, and it was between Tigers starter Blaine Hardy and White Sox slugger Matt Davidson. “That,” Hardy said, “was the most stressful at-bat of the game.” Davidson, in the second inning, had walloped an 0-1 curveball and sent it into the left field seats. Of the 575 curveballs Hardy had thrown in his big-league career to that point, only 171 had been put in play. And of those, that was just the second one that left the yard. Last season, Davidson had hit a home run off Hardy’s change-up. So, when … [Read more...] about Game within the game: How Blaine Hardy punched-out his nemesis in pivotal at-bat
I don’t break things that cost money for giggles and I’ve never had a situation when I actually needed to punch out a car window, so I can’t tell you if it’s difficult or not. But I can tell you that a Wisconsin dealership salesperson apparently punched a window out of a car being stolen, and it’s impressive. Milwaukee news station TMJ4 reports that a couple was looking at a 2010 GMC Terrain at a local dealership when a minivan pulled up beside it, the passenger hopping out and driving off in the Terrain. But the salesperson showing the couple the SUV, Vicente Hernandez, didn’t just stare in shock as the car was stolen. He punched the window out, bare handed, trying to stop the theft. Here’s the video of the one-sided fist fight, from TMJ4: Hernandez told the station he had to try to stop the theft because he “couldn’t see [himself] walking back into the business saying that someone stole the car” without trying to do anything … [Read more...] about Dealership Salesperson Casually Punches Out The Window Of A Car Being Stolen Off The Lot
Exclusive Neil Adams is doing valuable work for Norwich City as the Canaries' loans manager. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images ©Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222 Loans manager Neil Adams is orchestrating a quiet revolution at Norwich City – and his work is bearing real fruit. There was scepticism around Adams’ return to work following the end of his difficult spell as manager back at the start of 2015, alongside questions over how his new role would manifest itself once it begun. But the answers are now there for all to see, after 12 months that included a string of successful loans for City’s next generation – and some genuine excitement over what they could bring to the party when the players return for pre-season at the end of June. “You try to be the best at whatever you do – make me a window cleaner and I’ll try to be the best window cleaner there is,” smiled Adams. “Something I’ve … [Read more...] about ‘Let’s go and make it the best we can’ – Adams out to make City a loan-market leader