Wayne Elliott Ref Who Made Controversial Call I Screwed


Wayne Elliott, the referee whose controversial call cost the Green Bay Packers a win at Seattle almost two weeks ago, admitted that his granting a touchdown to Golden Tate was a mistake.Packer safety M.D. Jennings appeared to have intercepted Russell Wilson’s desperation, last-second pass in the end zone, even though Tate came into the play by getting his hands on the ball. But Jennings came down with it pressed against his body.The referees came in — one signaling a touchback, Elliott signalling a touchdown. His call, remarkably, was upheld after review, causing an avalanche of criticism at the replacement referees. Two days later the sides come to an agreement, ending the three-month-old lockout.  The NFL issued a statement after the game saying that Tate should have been called for offensive pass inteference, but that it stood by Elliott’s call.Elliott, interviewed by Showtime’s “Inside The NFL,” said, after watching the replay of the play: “I’d probably call interception. I learned a rule by screwing up the rule.”Big admission by Elliott on a call that turned his world upside down. He said his phone constantly rang for three days. One of the calls he received was from Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy, who left Elliott a message.“He called me at my house last week because he had heard I was having a rough week with all the calls and everything,” Elliott said during the segment. “Wanted (me) to know that he thought what I did — controversial and maybe he didn’t agree with it — (but he thought) I handled it with class.”In the replay of the infamous play, Tate clearly pushed off on a defender before leaping to get his hands on the ball. That penalty was in Elliott’s direct line of sight but went uncalled.Elliott said that during training he remembered being told that “you don’t really call interference on a Hail Mary.  . .  You just let it go.”Despite all the controversy, Elliott said being an NFL referee – if only for a short time – “the time of my life.” read more

COB soon to officially be University of The Bahamas


first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, November 9, 2016 – A Presidential Panel is convened at the soon to officially be ‘University of The Bahamas’ TONIGHT.  Speaking was Chancellor of University of the West Indies, Sir George Alleyne, and he says that 20 % of the Bahamian population is educated at the tertiary level according to his findings; Sir George explained to a robust audience that establishing a university could and should mean more people educated at a higher level.  This means better paying jobs but more significantly more qualified people for a more sound society.Sir George says there must not be an underestimated importance of the Humanities and said this feature deals with identity and an inculcation of culture.  Graduates of the University he says, will be a part of the valuable Caribbean pool of talent. Sir Alleyne threw the support and well wishes behind UB.  The event, staged at the Performing Arts Center, falls on the eve of Charter Day and the Presidential Inauguration which is set for the National Stadium.#magneticmedianews #UB4me #UBproudlast_img read more

Solari Vinicius Jr is affected by Flamengo tragedy


first_imgSantiago Solari confirmed that the tragic events at Flamengo on Friday has indeed affected Vinicius Junior.In the early hours of Friday morning at Flamengo’s Ninho do Urubu training base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a fire broke out as the club’s youth players slept in their dormitories.The incident saw 10 people tragically lose their lives with three teenagers being sent to the hospital in a serious condition.Tributes from all over the world have since been coming in for Flamengo and the families involved.Speaking ahead to Real Madrid’s derby against Atletico Madrid later today, Solari confirmed that former Flamengo prodigy Vinicius has indeed been affected by the events back in his homeland.“Obviously he is affected. It is his home, that’s normal,” said the Real Madrid coach, according to FourFourTwo.“I insist, it’s something very sad, especially for the families who are affected for whom we want to send them our thoughts and our condolences.”The 18-year-old winger joined the Flamengo youth academy in 2010 and spent his formative years at the club learning his trade before making his senior-team debut on 13 May 2017 as a second-half substitute against Atlético Mineiro in a league match.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…10 days after making his debut, Vinicius was signed up by Real Madrid in a €46m deal but had to wait until last summer before he could complete the move as he wasn’t 18 at the time.The Brazilian took to social media on Friday shortly after the news emerged of what had occurred at his old club.“What sad news! Praying for everyone! Strength, strength, strength,” Vinicius wrote on Twitter.Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has also mourned the 10 people who tragically lost their lives on Friday.The fire took over two hours to get under control after it first broke out and there has been no word yet on how it came about in the first place.Só de lembrar as noites e dias que passei no ct, é de arrepiar. Ainda sem acreditar, mas em oração por todos! Que Deus abençoe a família de cada um! 😢 pic.twitter.com/RcBsdH3GME— Vinicius Jr ⚡️ (@vini11Oficial) February 8, 2019last_img read more

J Cole Announces Dreamville Music Festival In North Carolina


first_imgNews The ‘KOD’ rapper has announced that he will be spearheading his label Dreamville Record’s first official music festival this fallBrian HaackGRAMMYs Apr 27, 2018 – 2:21 pm It’s been a big week for J. Cole.Fresh off of dropping his fifth album KOD, and likely earning his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 along the way, then premiering a new music video starring GRAMMY-nominated comedian Kevin Hart, Cole has shown no signs of slowing down.His next big move? Launching a brand-new music festival in his home state of North Carolina. Details are currently sparse on Cole’s new Dreamville Music Festival, beyond a colorful website and a sign-up link to gain access to early-bird presale tickets. However, given that Dreamville Fest will be Cole’s label Dreamville Records’ first foray into the world of large-scale music festivals, it is highly likely that the event will see an exciting billing of rising talent co-signed by Cole himself, along with some special guests.”We’ve been trying to put this festival together for a few years now,” explained Dreamville Records manager/president Ibrahim ‘Ib’ Hamad to the Associated Press.  “It’s going to be a variety of different acts that we love or excite us … [and] something we want to build for years and years to come.”Dreamville Music Festival will take place in Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, N.C. on Sept. 15. Presale tickets for those who previous signed up via the festival’s official website went on sale on Apr. 27, and tickets for the general public are set to go on sale on Monday, Apr. 30.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more https://www.instagram.com/p/BiFHAHQH1UX/?taken-by=dreamvillefest Twitter Email J. Cole Announces Dreamville Music Festival In North Carolina J. Cole Announces Dreamville Music Festival j-cole-announces-dreamville-music-festival-north-carolina Facebook last_img read more

Celia Cruz Bob Marley Billie Holiday MostAnticipated Music Biopic Poll


first_img Facebook Vote: Which Music Biopic Would You Watch? celia-cruz-bob-marley-billie-holiday-most-anticipated-music-biopic-poll From Queen to Curtis Mayfield to Judy Garland, which music biopic would you be most excited to watch?Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 8, 2018 – 8:39 am For the music lover, a great biopic can show the life and career of an artist beyond what can be heard on the record. With some heavy-hitting legends slated to get the biopic treatment soon, music fans and film fans alike have much to look forward to…Polls Which legendary artist’s biopic would you be most excited to watch? Choices Celia Cruz, Bob Marley & Billie Holiday: Most-Anticipated Music Biopic | Poll Celia Cruz Twitter The music biopic has become an art form all its own, requiring the perfect combination of the actor nailing the portrayal of the artist and the director ensuring the setting of era and scene transport the viewer – it’s a tough task, no doubt. With several recent successful music biopics, such as last year’s N.W.A tale Straight Outta Compton or this year’s Christian group MercyMe film I Can Only Imagine, the stage is set for the next round of great music biographical films.Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen biopic starring Rami Malek has a lot of steam behind it, with the movie’s trailer premiering earlier this month. The film focuses on the life of iconic Queen frontman Freddy Mercury, and Malek’s portrayal – if the trailer is any indication – is chillingly accurate. The film is set to hit theatres Nov. 2.Back in October of 2017, news surfaced of a biopic on GRAMMY winner Judy Garland featuring actress Renée Zellweger in the leading role. Earlier this year, fans got a sneak peek at Zellweger in character, generating even more buzz for the project. The film, titled Judy, is yet to see an official release date.Earlier this week, rumors of Andra Day possibly playing Billie Holiday in a new film devoted to the legendary jazz singer’s life and career began stirring. Day, a GRAMMY nominee, seems like the perfect fit to capture Holliday’s old soul and staggering talent. With Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels (“Empire”) at the helm, the project seems to be in real motion.Few musical icons loom as large as the great Bob Marley. Now, Marley’s son Ziggy is working with Paramount Pictures to bring his story to the big screen. While the project is still in the early stages with no writer, director or producers attached, Marley’s name has become synonymous with the reggae genre and is beyond deserving of a cinematic telling.Last month, the film company Endemol Shine North America optioned Celia Cruz’ 2005 autobiography for a potential television series with producer/director Kenny Ortega on board. The resulting film would show the Cuban singer, known as The Queen of Salsa, in a whole new light.GRAMMY-winning legend Lionel Richie acquired rights to the life story of soul-singing legend Curtis Mayfield back in October of 2017, and a definitive biopic is in the works. With Mayfield’s widow behind the telling of his story, and Richie primed to work with his family to create an accurate and celebratory depiction, this could be one of the best music biopics yet.With so much of music and cultural history wrapped in the stories of these artists – from rock to reggae, salsa to soul – which story would you most like to see come to life on the silver screen?Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Other center_img Bob Marley Judy Garland News Curtis Mayfield Email Billie Holiday Queen last_img read more

You might get scammed if you use a voice assistant to call


first_img1:22 Share your voice Comment Now playing: Watch this: It might not be wise to ask your voice assistant for customer service numbers.  Tyler Lizenby/CNET If you ask your voice assistant to find and call a company’s customer service number, there’s a chance you’ll end up connecting with scammers instead. Voice assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant are being tricked into picking up fraudulent support phone numbers created by scammers, warned the Better Business Bureau on Friday. Con artists create fake numbers then bump them to the top of search results, according to the group. This could lead to Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant accidentally picking up a scam number when you do voice search. If you do call a phony customer service number, the BBB warned that the “representative” might ask for you to pay for something via wire transfer or prepaid debit card. They might even ask for remote access to your computer or tell you to visit an unfamiliar website, the group said.”We work hard to fight against spammers and protect people from scams. When these fake numbers are reported, we remove them,” a Google spokesperson said in an email. Google said that it designs its systems to prioritize authoritative sources and work to prevent scams from being surfaced, but the systems aren’t 100% perfect. When the company receives reports that scam phone numbers are being highlighted in its products, it’ll remove them, according to the spokesperson.To protect yourself, the BBB suggests looking up a customer service number based on a company’s contact information on your bill or in your email or directly from the company’s website. You can also check out CNET’s guide to avoiding online scams.Amazon declined to comment. Apple didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.Originally published Aug. 21 at 12:07 p.m. PT.Update, at 12:52 p.m. PT: Adds responses from Google and Amazon.  1 Microsoft warns of Windows 10 vulnerabilities, scammers… Tags Smart Home Security Phones Mobilelast_img read more