Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin With all of the restaurant brand collaborations in the history of the industry, not once has such a partnership happened between Chicago heavyweights Portillo’s and Lou Malnati’s. That’s about to change. The companies– two of the top five most visited restaurants in the Windy City–today announced the new Lou Malnati’s x Portillo’s Italian Beef Deep Dish Pizza, available for shipping nationwide exclusively through the Tastes of Chicago website. The pizza features Lou Malnati’s signature crust, plum tomatoes and Wisconsin cheese, and is topped with Portillo’s thin-sliced Italian beef. It is available with either Portillo’s homemade sweet peppers or its hot giardiniera. Marc Malnati, owner of Lou Malnati’s, said the idea for the companies to team up came about earlier this year when his brand wanted to test an Italian Beef Deep Dish Pizza. “To really bring something special and quintessentially Chicago to … [Read more...] about Chicago’s Iconic Lou Malnati’s And Portillo’s Team Up For A Pizza Available Exclusively Online
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The oldest manager in the majors didn’t have the heart to continue. Tony La Russa ended a two-year second stint as pilot of the Chicago White Sox Monday on the eve of his 78th birthday. Doctors had told him the job was too stressful for a heart patient. After winning the American League Central with a 93-69 record last year, La Russa lasted only through August 29 this year. Then he had his pacemaker repaired and missed the remainder of the season. The White Sox also missed out, slumping under interim manager Miguel Cairo and struggling to reach the .500 level with four games remaining. Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014 after a 30-year managerial career with the White Sox, A’s, and St. Louis Cardinals, La Russa first retired after winning the 2011 World Series with St. Louis. Ten years later, he agreed to don a uniform again at the request of White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, a personal friend. The … [Read more...] about Tony La Russa, Oldest Active Manager In Majors, Retires At 78
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The University of California system is currently mulling whether to drop its requirement that applicants for admission submit SAT or ACT scores. If the system decides to nix the requirement, it will follow other prominent schools such as the University of Chicago and the University of Rochester, which have gone test-optional in recent years. But leaders among University of California faculty are urging the administration to keep the requirement, signaling that the wisdom of test-optional admissions policies is still up for debate. The Case Against Standardized Test Requirements At the national level, researchers have found evidence that standardized test scores such as the SAT and ACT are worse predictors of a student’s success in college than other measures, such as high school GPA. At less-selective four-year public colleges, a student with a high GPA and a middling SAT score has a 62% chance of graduating … [Read more...] about Should Colleges Abandon SAT Score Requirements?
A University of Chicago student group is hosting an event to talk about race, open exclusively to students of color, according to the event description. UChicago United , a group of “students of color committed to racial justice,” is putting on several events as a part of their “Dis-Orientation Series” for students to learn about “what UChicago doesn’t want you to know,” according to the event description. On Oct. 5, the group is hosting “Race @ UChicago” which is listed as open to only those who are “Black, Indigenous and people of color.” The event is open to alumni of the university as well as current students so they may have a “honest discussion of navigating race at UChicago,” the event description reads. Students are required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status, the group says, because “the pandemic is not over. We keep us safe.” (RELATED: Arizona Medical School Pushes ‘Anti-Racism’ Coalition) Other events in the series include a “Walking DE-Tour of … [Read more...] about Student Organization To Host Event About Race Exclusively For People Of Color
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When Hubert Davis was playing shooting guard at North Carolina in the late 1980s and early 90s, there was no such thing as Name, Image and Likeness. Back then, players generally played four years of college basketball — without earning any money — before getting their paydays in the NBA or overseas. Even the great Michael Jordan spent three years at North Carolina — without earning a dime — before entering the NBA Draft in 1984. Davis played four years of college basketball before becoming the No. 20 of the New York Knicks in 1992. But now in the era of NIL, North Carolina’s star players like Armando Bacot can earn money while still on campus — and Davis, now the Tar Heels coach, thinks it’s a great thing. “I’m in favor of NIL and I’ve always been in favor of NIL from the standpoint of I felt like our players should always be able to benefit from their Name, Image and Likeness,” Davis said during a one-on-one … [Read more...] about North Carolina Is Ready To Run It Back As An NCAA Championship Contender — And It Has NIL To Thank
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Maybe it’s grit and mental fortitude. Perhaps it’s having a Hall of Fame quarterback on your side. Or maybe it’s a little bit of luck and good fortune. Whatever it is, the Green Bay Packers aren’t arguing. And they’re certainly not apologizing. The Packers are an impressive 20-8 in games decided by eight points or less (including playoffs) since Matt LaFleur became head coach in 2019 — a .714 winning percentage. Green Bay is up to its old tricks again this year, going 2-0 in such games, including Sunday’s 27-24 overtime win over New England. “It’s never easy winning in this league and certainly there’s a lot of things we need to do better, but bottom line is we found a way when we needed to and we made just enough plays to come out on top,” LaFleur said after Sunday’s win over the Patriots. “We talk about how do you respond to adversity and I thought that there was a lot of adversity throughout the course of … [Read more...] about The Green Bay Packers Continue To Shine In Tight Games
Gold, gold prices Gold prices slipped on Wednesday in the international markets as the dollar resumed its rise after Federal Reserve officials reiterated the US central bank's resolution to maintain an aggressive policy stance to tackle soaring inflation. Spot gold was down 0.3 percent at $1,624.81 per ounce, as of 0132 GMT. US gold futures dipped 0.2 percent to $1,632.4. At 10:00 am, gold contracts were trading 0.1 percent lower on the Multi-Commodity Exchange (MCX) at Rs 49,271 for 10 grams and silver was down 0.77 percent at Rs 54,953 a kilogram. Track Live Gold Prices Here Trading Strategy Close Pritam Patnaik, Head - Commodities, HNI and NRI Acquisitions, Axis Securities A feeble attempt by gold to try and breach the $1650 levels was met with a barrage of hawkish Fed chatter that push back prices. The Minneapolis Fed chair was clear that the central bankers stand united in their battle against inflation and are ready to do whatever that is … [Read more...] about Gold Prices Today: Dollar surge may keep yellow metal under pressure in short to medium term
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Abuse and sexual misconduct within women’s soccer are “systemic” from youth leagues to the highest levels of the game, according to a damning report published Monday after a yearlong independent investigation that was commissioned following widespread allegations against coaches and other league officials. Key Facts Investigators led by former acting Attorney General Sally Yates conducted more than 200 interviews with players, coaches, team owners and staff from 11 current and former National Women’s Soccer League teams, and found the league was plagued by a culture of verbal and emotional abuse and sexual misconduct with few protections in place. Players were subjected to manipulation that was “about power, not improving performance,” according to investigators, who said players described sexual comments, unwanted advances and coercive sexual intercourse, and reported a pattern of retaliation against … [Read more...] about U.S. Soccer Failed To Protect Women’s Players From ‘Systemic’ Abuse And Sexual Misconduct, Report Finds
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin This summer, I was invited to speak to the Bellevue Sunrise Rotary in Bellevue, Washington about housing in the region and the United States. Rotary is one of the last places that start meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance, an example of what we used to call civil religion , rites and rituals that serve the purpose of uniting diverse people and creating common ground. In my comments, I tried to be as comprehensive as possible while not getting weighed down by the details. What follows was my best effort to give a nuanced but high level picture of how I see the housing policy landscape and the effects of our inability across the country to better align interests. Mary lives in a tent near Green Lake in Seattle. She can’t remember the last time she lived in a regular house. She can’t remember much. Most of her day is spent combing the streets and alleyways for things she can use or sell for heroin which costs about … [Read more...] about Housing Speech: “We Don’t Need To Be In Crisis”
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin On October 5, Delta Airlines opens a brand-new extension to Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport, universally known as LAX. The spanking-new terminal gives Delta an additional 9 gates, allowing it to bulk up to 27 by 2023. With new gates come new flights, including non-stops to Haneda (Japan), Paris, Tahiti and Australia. “Delta can now grow,” declared Scott Santoro, Vice President of Global Sales at Delta Air Lines in a brief interview on-site. Already, he said, “We are the largest global premium carrier in Los Angeles.” Delta, which controls both Terminal 2 and the expanding Terminal 3, has already taken over the top spot among US airlines at LAX. Aggressive spending on new facilities, including the expanded Terminal 3 and an enormous Sky Club opened in April, has no doubt helped drive the change. Built in the 1960’s, Terminal 3 has had more of a transformation than a facelift. From the walls, … [Read more...] about Will Delta Air Lines Dominate At LAX With Beautiful New Terminal 3?