Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush on Why He’s Off Social Media

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Editor’s note: re-running this today, in the wake of the news that Brandon Wimbush has officially transferred to Central Florida, and will play his final season of college football at UCF.

The adverse effects of social media are being further studied everyday. As the alarming results of these findings continue to gain more publicity, social media usage has started to stagnate. Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter have stopped growing. Only Instagram is maintaining steady growth right now.

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5 Unusual Yet Effective Ways To Combat Addictions

By Kevin McDougal

When a famous person dies as a result of alcohol or drug-related abuse, there is normally a frenzy of worldwide media coverage for a week or two with all sorts of advice on what needs to be done to avert such tragedies.

Unfortunately, after a few days of reporting, it is back to business as usual and nothing or little changes. Speaking of which…this is exactly what happened when celebrities like Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and most recently Avicii were found dead as a result of drug overdoses.

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Jenny McCarthy Ripped on Twitter on New Year’s Eve Again; 25 of the Best Tweets

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If we could find the tweet that we saw several years ago about Jenny McCarthy, we would certainly publish it here today. The Twitter posting perfectly summated everything that she’s about, and it said basically: “I wonder if Jenny McCarthy ponders her lasting legacy at all: ‘I was nude for awhile, then I convinced a bunch of parents to not to believe in science and then let their kids die from easy preventable diseases- nailed it!'”

Jenny McCarthy is a top trending term on Twitter just once a year, and it comes on New Year’s Eve when she co-hosts ABC’s Dick Clark’s Rocking Eve. It’s astounding that ABC keeps giving her this gig in an age when media figures and celebrities often lose their jobs over minor mistakes. Jenny McCarthy and her joke of a career is a “major mistake.”

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Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, Maurizio Sarri Express Solidarity with Kalidou Koulibaly

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Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was subjected to deplorable racial abuse by Inter Milan supporters on Boxing Day at the San Siro. The home fans directed repeated racist chants, including monkey noises, at Koulibaly despite multiple announcements made over the venue public address system asking the fans to cease and desist.

According to UEFA, three such warnings were made and went ignored, and thus Inter will now be sanctioned. The Serie A side must play its next two games in front of a completely empty stadium.

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How Notre Dame Became the “Fighting Irish,” 1924 Beatdown of the KKK Largely Contributed

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In just 12 days time, the #3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish will play in the Cotton Bowl, one of this season’s two national semifinal contests, against the #2 Clemson Tigers. If the Fighting Irish, double digit underdogs, manage to pull off the massive upset they will play the winner of Alabama-Oklahoma for the national title.

It’s a historic moment for Notre Dame, their first College Football Playoff appearance. “Oh, it’s going to decide a true national champion, there’s no doubt about that,” Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly said at the on-campus Playoff Media Day this past Saturday.

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Cesc Fabregas Happy for Chelsea to be “taught a lesson” if it helps Combat Bigotry

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After a week which saw not one, but two ugly incidents of Chelsea supporters engaging in bigoted acts, midfielder Cesc Fabregas admits that he would be happy if his club were “taught a lesson” about tolerance. 

Last Saturday saw a Chelsea fan racially abusing Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge in Premier League competition while Thursday night brought Blues supporters singing anti-Semitic chants at Vidi in Europa League action. UEFA is investigating the incident at Vidi, and it’s possible Chelsea could face sanctioning over it.    [Read more…]

Roman Abramovich Requests Reports on Chelsea Investigation into anti-Semitic Chants

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Chelsea FC Owner Roman Abramovich is requesting reports on how his club is progressing on their investigation into alleged anti-Semitic chants made by supporters at Vidi in the Europa League clash on Thursday night.

Abramovich, who is Jewish and has made the fight against anti-Semitism a major objective in the past year, wants personal updates on what the club plans to do to punish the supporters who sang the offensive and bigoted chants in Budapest, Hungary this past week.

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Chelsea FC Face Potential Sanctions for Alleged anti-Semitic Supporter Chants

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It’s the second time this week that Chelsea FC supporters are making headlines worldwide for bigoted behavior at the venue on match day. A portion of the Chelsea FC supporters who attended the side’s UEFA Europa League draw at Vidi in Budapest allegedly engaged in  anti-Semitic chants, and now the club could be sanctioned over it.

The European football governing body have launched an investigation into the behavior of the supporters, who allegedly directed the chants at Premier League rival Tottenham Hotspur.

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On Equality In Football & Ada Hegerberg’s Ballon d’Or triumph

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By Patrick Pearse

A standout amongst the most esteemed award ceremonies in the world started with an upset on Monday evening when the first ever women’s soccer player of the year was asked to twerk (dance with movement of hip bones and bending knees) in front of an audience by a male presenter.

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Raheem Sterling Responds to Racial Abuse by Slamming Media Coverage

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Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has made an extremely strong response to his being racially abused by a Chelsea supporter during his side’s 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge yesterday. Both police and Chelsea Football Club are investigating the incident, and now Sterling has taken to social media and made his first public remarks about the incident.

Raheem Sterling posted a deep and profound message on his official Instagram account where he hit out not at the Chelsea fan, but at media coverage in general. Sterling posted photos of Daily Mail stories about teammates Tosin Adarabioyo and Phil Foden in order to convey an example of the difference between how white and black players are covered by the media.

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Online courses for students: how to get an education without leaving the comfort zone

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By Bill Burke

Today, many people cannot continue their education because they simply cannot afford to pay those high tuition fees, have no time for attending classes, are not willing to move to college, etc. There are many reasons why one ends up without a college or university degree. However, there are those who still want to continue their education no matter what but at a lower cost and from the comfort of their homes. Therefore, they have to look for other options, and online programs can be a pretty good one.

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Roman Abramovich, Bob Kraft Staging Chelsea-Revolution Match to Combat Antisemitism

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Chelsea football club and the New England Revolution have announced an exhibition match that will be played in the spring of 2019 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The purpose of the friendly, which has been branded the “Game for Change,” is to help combat antisemitism.

“I am proud of the work Chelsea does to promote equality and tackle discrimination all over the world,” said Chelsea owner and Jewish Russian business man Roman Abramovich in a club official statement.

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