Peru selects the Andean Cock of the rock Rupicola peruviana and Paraguay the Bare throated Bellbird Procnias nudicollis. In Brazil, a group of cagebird fanciers proposed the Rufous bellied Thrush as the national bird, although they were ultimately thwarted by a counter proposal for something more colourful, if less pleasant to listen to, the Golden Parakeet Guarouba guarouba. The Andean Condor is on the coat of arms of Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile! Argentina settles for the more modest but characterful Rufous Hornero Furnarius rufus, Venezuela chooses the Troupial Icterus icterus and Guyana the bizarre and wonderful Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin..
We are four full months away from the start of the college football season. That’s 120 days or so, or one third of an entire year. Yet, some of the conversation on sports talk shows has been, ” Which coaches are on the hot seat as we begin the 2016 season ?” When you think about it, every coach in the SEC is on a very hot seat.
The closest race ever? That meant Gerhart, who closed strong with some spectacular performances as Stanford’s running back in the last few weeks of the season, might truly have a chance to win. But then Comerford ended his dramatic pause and announced the winner “running back Mark Ingram of Alabama.” It turned out that he had defeated Gerhart, who finished second, by a mere 28 points in the balloting of 920 voters. If only 10 of those voters had picked Gerhart first instead of fourth or lower on their ballots, he would have won.
Kneeling during the anthem does not show disrespect for the flag. Many of us pledge allegiance to a flag that provides liberty and justice for some, not all. Recognizing that this verse has not been fulfilled for all Americans and bowing prayerfully on a knee to raise awareness is a very respectful approach..
Meanwhile, the legislature Friday off, leaving educators and state employees wondering if their message is getting through. Bottom line is, that the legislature has gone home for a three day weekend with nothing on the table to prevent thousands of educators statewide from coming to the Capitol April 2nd to demand action, OEA President Alicia Priest said. That means lawmakers convene Monday with one week to craft a bill, pass it in both houses with 75% majorities, and get the governor signature, in order to avert a walkout by teachers..
Public House will run drink specials featuring beer from the best local breweries and spirits and specialty cocktails at an outdoor, full service bar during the entire slate of games. Fans can watch games on the street and play cornhole while enjoying music from DJ Mark Gallo. Guests will also have the chance to win awesome raffles and giveaways..