Denver Post Broncos writer Ryan O’Halloran posts his Broncos Mailbag periodically during the offseason. Submit questions to Ryan here . Why do fans always seem to believe that highly touted draft prospects are a better choice than proven veterans (especially at quarterback position)? Do they not learn from history? To remind everyone that Teddy Bridgewater is not such a bad deal, can you please type the names: Ryan Leaf, Jamarcus Russell, Tim Couch, Akili Smith, Josh Rosen, Johnny Manziel (feel free to add a few more)? — Alan, Belize I don’t care about past quarterback history. For every one of those busts, I mention Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, Andrew Luck and Cam Newton — solid top-10 picks. I have no problem with the Bridgewater trade and I would have really liked it if he would have served as a bridge to Justin Fields. Among the quarterbacks Alan mentioned, Leaf (Chargers), Russell (Raiders) and Smith (Bengals) joined dysfunctional … [Read more...] about Broncos Mailbag: If Aaron Rodgers is traded to Denver, would talent around him be Super Bowl-quality?
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is vice provost of global initiatives and a professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania. Follow him on Twitter at @ZekeEmanuel . The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion at CNN. (CNN) Facebook's Oversight Board has upheld the site's decision to restrict former President Donald Trump's access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account, given that "the risks of allowing President Trump to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great." However, Facebook and the Board should go farther and institute a permanent ban of Trump's account. The risks inherent in allowing Trump to have a Facebook account remain: if he uses it to stoke Covid-19 misinformation his postings could indirectly contribute to hundreds -- if not thousands -- of deaths. The issue at hand is "misinformation" -- false information that is spread regardless of the intent … [Read more...] about Facebook should make Trump’s ban permanent
Email By Rebecca Trigger and Inga Ting Updated August 03, 2017 09:00:29 Sorry, this video has expired Video: 'Ordinary' Australians are becoming an endangered species (ABC News) Related Story: 'Ordinary' Australia probably isn't where you think it is Map: Perth 6000 No one likes to be ordinary. And the good news is, most of us aren't. 'Ordinary' Australia probably isn't where you think it is If there's one group of Australians politicians say they care about most, it's "ordinary" Australians. But who are they? And do they even still exist? An ABC analysis of census data has revealed the "ordinary" Australian — a term commonly evoked by politicians to sum up the typical voter — is something of a unicorn. As the country becomes more diverse, the proportion of people who share the most common demographic characteristics is shrinking. In Western Australia, the suburb where you are most likely to meet the "ordinary" … [Read more...] about In Western Australia, the ‘ordinary Australian’ is rather extraordinary
Video Player Close BEIJING, May 6 (Xinhua) -- China witnessed robust tourism during the five-day May Day holiday that ended on Wednesday as COVID-19 has been brought under control and the vaccination rate is rising steadily in the country. China saw a total of 230 million domestic tourist trips during the holiday, up 119.7 percent from last year, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Here is some specific tourism data. BEIJING Beijing's municipal parks and scenic areas received a total of 7.68 million tourist visits during the holiday, said the Beijing Gardening and Greening Bureau. The figure represented a growth of 77 percent year on year. It was also 6 percent higher than the same period of 2019. More than 68 cultural activities featuring flower exhibitions and folk customs have been launched in parks, and the city has seen 172 flower-themed zones pop up since the beginning of spring, each with an area of over 1,000 square meters. SHANGHAI Shanghai … [Read more...] about China Focus: China sees robust tourism during May Day holiday
WHEN Priti Vilankar lost her job in July 2019 she was worried that her plan to buy a house with her husband Akshay would be delayed. But she quickly secured a new role and used the £8,500 redundancy payout to help boost their savings for a deposit for their first-home. Priti and Akshay, aged 34 and 36, also ditched holidays in a bid to save at least £1,000 a month towards their deposit. As they had some money in savings, they needed to save a grand a month to get the £24,000 deposit in 15 months to buy their £480,000 two-bed flat in Hounslow, west London. This meant Akshay took on extra shifts working 16 hours a week at fast food chain Nando's on top of his full-time job. They moved in to their new home in September last year. By making the most of the Help to Buy equity loan scheme , their mortgage repayments are now just £850 a month. This is around £500 less compared to the rent they paid previously for a two-bed in the same area. Priti and Akshay work at a … [Read more...] about We bought £480k two-bed home despite facing redundancy by ditching holidays and working extra shifts at Nando’s