James Hawkins The Detroit News Published 11:29 PM EDT Mar 25, 2019 Des Moines, Iowa — The NCAA Tournament is where college basketball players become household names. Headlining this year’s crop are freshmen sensations like Duke’s Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett and veteran stars like Tennessee’s Grant Williams and Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura. Narrow the field down to premier point guards and there are figures like Murray State’s Ja Morant, Purdue’s Carsen Edwards, Michigan State’s Cassius Winston, LSU’s Tremont Waters and North Carolina’s Coby White. One name that’s likely to be buried on that list: Michigan junior guard Zavier Simpson. “He's definitely underrated,” sophomore guard Jordan Poole said last week before Michigan beat Florida to advance to the Sweet 16. “He doesn't put up big numbers as far as 30 points, 40 points. He doesn't have games where he goes and hits seven 3s or eight 3s. I … [Read more...] about Michigan Wolverines’ Zavier Simpson produces, but still not considered one of the nation’s top guards
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By Washington Post PUBLISHED: March 24, 2019 at 12:30 am | UPDATED: March 24, 2019 at 7:39 am By Drew Harwell and Craig Timberg, (c) 2019, The Washington Post As most of the world condemned last week’s mass shooting in New Zealand, a contrary story line emerged on 8chan, the online message board where the alleged shooter had announced the attack and urged others to continue the slaughter. “who should i kill?” one anonymous poster wrote. “I have never been this happy,” wrote another. “I am ready. I want to fight.” To experts in online extremism, the performance echoed another brand of terrorism – that carried out by Islamic militants who have long used the Web to mobilize followers and incite violence. Their tone, tactics and propaganda were eerily similar. The biggest difference was their ambitions: a white-supremacist uprising, instead of a Muslim caliphate. As Facebook, YouTube and other tech companies raced to contain the sounds and … [Read more...] about 8chan looks like a terrorist recruiting site after the New Zealand shooting. Should the government treat it like one?
Alison Millington, provided by Published 3:53 am CDT, Saturday, March 23, 2019 Scott Legato/Getty Images Brian Ahern is co-head of the London music division of William Morris Entertainment (WME), one of the biggest talent agencies in the world. He told Business Insider that the concept of a "rock star" is evolving. He believes hip hip is so widely accepted now that it's "probably the new rock and roll," and the likes of Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar are the new rock stars. Along with traditional musicians like Drake and Rihanna, the agency works with digital stars and influencers like Casey Neistat and Lily Singh. Ahern believes these modern artists are rock stars in their own right, too. Brian Ahern knows the music industry inside and out. He started in the mailroom of William Morris Entertainment (WME), an Endeavour network talent agency which is one of the biggest in the world and looks after actors, musicians, athletes, and authors like Rihanna, Drake, Ryan … [Read more...] about A music executive at one of the world’s biggest talent agencies says hip hop is the new rock and roll, and Travis Scott is the new rock star
President Donald Trump delivers his second State of the Union address on Tuesday night at a moment of major political peril. A POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted in the run-up to the speech shows a majority of voters, 52 percent, say they would definitely vote for someone other than Trump if the 2020 election was held today — up from 47 percent last week — with another 6 percent saying they would probably vote against him.Story Continued Below Just more than one-in-four voters, 26 percent, say they would definitely vote to reelect Trump, and another 10 percent say they would probably vote for him. The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll finds the president’s approval rating at 41 percent. Since the start of this year — when the news was dominated by the government shutdown over Trump’s planned border wall — his approval rating has hovered around 40 percent. A majority of voters, 56 percent, disapprove of the job Trump is doing, including 44 percent … [Read more...] about Poll: More than half will definitely vote against Trump
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