What Rutgers’ Greg Schiano, Ohio State’s Ryan Day said about fiery 4th quarter confrontation
3 Ohio State exploded into a fiery confrontation between coaches Greg Schiano and Ryan Day. Schiano sprinted across the field to help separate the pile, and in the process, began a spat with Buckeyes coach Ryan Day. “My player was in a sea of Ohio State players and it was closing fast. — Schiano said that it “had nothing to do with the whole chain of events there.”“It’s literally just two competitive guys who are protecting their players,” Schiano said. It’s not good for Rutgers, it’s not good for Ohio State, it’s not good for college football.mlive.com
Chicago’s Northerly Island weather station knocked out of commission
The weather station at Northerly Island broke down Wednesday, just a week after it started working again following a previous shutdown on March 30, but after initially saying it could take weeks to repair, the National Weather Service said the equipment should be back up as soon as later Thursday.chicagotribune.com
Dozens of playwrights, actors join 'Period Piece' monologues
Hecht, Joseph, Moore and dozens of other actors are teaming up to talk about something rarely mentioned on stage: periods. "Period Piece" will consist of 36 monologues by 36 different playwrights performed over three different performances in April. (AP Photo)Mandy Moore, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Beth Leavel, Jessica Hecht and dozens of other actors are teaming up to talk about something rarely mentioned on stage: periods. “Period Piece” will consist of 36 monologues by 36 different playwrights performed over three different performances in April. A portion of the proceeds from Period Piece will benefit I Support the Girls, providing period products and bras to homeless and those in need.
EXPLAINER: What's happened so far at China's annual congress
BEIJING – Midway through its annual session, China’s ceremonial parliament is focusing on boosting the economy, building self-reliance in technology and further squeezing room for political opposition in Hong Kong. SETTING AN ACHEIVABLE GROWTH TARGETThe party set a growth target of “over 6%”, as the world’s second-largest economy shrugs off the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. AdBEEFING UP THE MILITARYThe government announced a 6.8% rise in military spending to 1.4 trillion yuan ($217 billion), continuing a tradition of roughly tracking the economic growth target. WHAT'S NEXTThe annual session, which has been reduced from two weeks to one because of the pandemic, finishes on Thursday. Li will give the premier's annual news conference after the congress closes.
Lead designer of 1993 arcade classic ‘NBA Jam’ made secret tweak to benefit Detroit Pistons
DETROIT – In 1993, Midway released “NBA Jam” in arcades across the country. The game was later ported to the Super Nintendo, the Sega Game Gear, the Sega Genesis, the Sega CD and the Game Boy in 1994. Lead designer Mark Turmell wanted to make a game that had a wide appeal, covering multiple demographics, after his last game with Midway sold under expectations. Turmell was an avid fan of the Detroit Pistons and programed the game to lower the stats of Chicago Bulls players when they played against the Pistons. AdThe player roster was taken from the 1993-94 season, the last season Pistons point guard Isiah Thomas played before he retired.
War epic 'Midway' bests 'Doctor Sleep' at the box office
This image released by Lionsgate shows Nick Jonas in a scene from "Midway." (Reiner Bajo/Lionsgate via AP)LOS ANGELES, CA The World War II film "Midway" has scored a surprise victory at the box office over "The Shining" sequel "Doctor Sleep" this weekend. Lionsgate on Sunday says the war epic from director Roland Emmerich earned an estimated $17.5 million in North American theaters to take the top spot on the charts. 1 spot would go to Warner Bros.' "Doctor Sleep," the high-profile Stephen King adaptation starring Ewan McGregor. "Doctor Sleep" was expected to open over to $25 million.
Pacific bird refuge struggles as ocean garbage patch grows
"There isn't a bird that doesn't have some (plastic)," said Athline Clark, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's superintendent for Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, which Midway is part of. They "fill their bellies up with plastics instead of food and eventually either choke or just don't have enough room for actual nourishment and perish."chicagotribune.com