|At least 20 killed in bus accident at China mine|
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:37
At least 20 people were killed Saturday and 30 injured in a bus accident blamed on faulty brakes at a mine in northern China, state media reported.
Publisher: Live Leak
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:36
|Khloe Kardashian Posts Quote About Accepting That Some People Are ‘F**ked Up’|
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:33
Khloe Kardashian took to Instagram Saturday to seemingly clap back at certain individuals who have wronged her. The cryptic Instagram story she posted read, “We have to accept that some people are f**ked up and it’s not our job to heal them.” The veiled reference was certainly aimed at her daughter True’s daddy Tristan Thompson and Kylie Jenner’s former best friend and business partner Jordyn Woods if fans’ reaction on Instagram and Twitter is any indication.
|J. Cole Dropping “Middle Child” Video on Monday|
Publisher: Karen Civil
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:32
Yesterday evening (Feb. 22), J. Cole announced that his latest single “Middle Child” will have a video dropping on Monday. In the 4-word tweet, the ‘KOD’ rapper announced the release, bringing his solid fanbase to a standstill on social media. With “Middle Child” already reaching well over 100 million streams on Spotify, the Dreamville MC’s […]
|Bournemouth, Wolves trade penalties in 1-1 draw|
Publisher: FOX Sports
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:32
Bournemouth, Wolves trade penalties in 1-1 draw
|Confederate 901 & The Hiwaymen: Details About Groups Hosting Pro-Confederate Rallies|
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:31
Two pro-Confederate groups — Confederate 901 and The Hiwaymen — are leading a protest today over the removal of Confederate statues at the University of Mississippi. Here’s what we know about the two groups.
The event is taking place today from 1-5 p.m. at the University of Mississippi in protest of the removal of Confederate statues. You can read more about the event in Heavy’s story here.
Confederate 901 describes itself on their Facebook page as “a group of patriots who stand up for the Constitution and freedom.” The 901 refers to a Memphis area code where they often take part in pro-Confederate rallies, The Clarion Ledger noted.
A few leaders of the group posted a video before today’s event, which included discussing people coming to Confederate 901’s videos and calling them racist. “You want to know who’s a real racist? You look at punk-a** college kids,” he said. “They’re the real racists. They’re the real extremists.” Another said he felt sorry for college students. “They’re uneducated. They look at us as hillbilly rednecks; we’re 30 times smarter than they are. One day the truth will come out.” They also talked for a while about tax returns and not loaning the government interest-free money.
Confederate 901’s Facebook page has more than 13,000 followers. They often post videos about current issues, including the liberal media, the removal of Confederate statues, and other topics.
They often take part in pro-Confederate rallies. In September, they marched in Memphis to protest the removal of Confederate memorabilia, The Clarion Ledger noted.
Concerns were raised after one of the group’s leaders, Billy Sessions, posted a video on Facebook while brandishing an ax, local news source Hotty Toddy shared. The University said in a press release: “On Saturday afternoon between 1-5 p.m., we urge everyone to avoid the area of University Avenue and University Circle. Other areas of campus are not likely to be affected.”
The Hiwaymen has a Facebook page whose description just reads: “We do Patriot Sh**.” Their Facebook page, which has more than 2,000 followers, mostly shares posts from Confederate 901, along with articles about events they’re participating in. The Clarion Ledger noted that they sometimes wear lime green shirts and Rebel flag apparel.
The University of Mississippi has asked students to avoid the area where the protest and march will be taking place, WAPT reported.
|How the retail industry will top $5.5 trillion by 2020 (TGT, WMT, AMZN)|
Publisher: business insider
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:31
The future of retail is looking bright.
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Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:30
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|Bill Maher Says Jussie Smollett Helps Fox News Prove ‘Racism Is a Hoax’|
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:29
The HBO host figures there’s at least one beneficiary of Jussie Smollett’s alleged hoax attack.
|Naz Reid NBA Draft Projection: Latest Mock Drafts & LSU Forward’s Stock|
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:28
LSU Tigers freshman Naz Reid has seen his minutes steadily increase over the span of the 2018-19 college basketball season. In turn, it’s helped his overall outlook for the 2019 NBA Draft improve as well. The 6-foot-10 forward has already showcased talent which could help him come off the board in the first round.
Through LSU’s first 26 games, he’s helped lead the Tigers to a 21-5 record and a No. 13 ranking. Over that stretch, Reid has averaged 13.8 points and 6.6 rebounds while playing just 25.5 minutes per game. His playing time has jumped since the end of January, though, as he’s played 27 or more minutes in eight of nine games recently. In six games during the month of February, Reid has logged 33-plus minutes while scoring in double figures in all.
We’re going to take a look at the latest NBA draft projections and mock drafts to evaluate where most believe Reid will come off the board.
Naz Reid NBA Draft Projections & Mock Draft
Hoops Hype’s Bryan Kalbrosky has put together an interesting aggregate mock draft which takes projections from five sites and gives out a ranking based off that. He has Reid projected around No. 37 based on the five sites, making him an early second-round selection. This is from February 15 and pulls drafts from The Athletic, ESPN, SI.com, ESPN, NBADraft.net and Bleacher Report.
The highest of the bunch was NBADraft.net, and we evaluated their mock a bit further as they have him coming off the board at No. 26 overall to the Indiana Pacers. A few notable names who jump out as prospects to come off the board around that same time include UNC guard Coby White (No. 22), Maryland’s Jalen Smith (No. 23), Duke’s Tre Jones (No. 27), USC’s Kevin Porter (No. 28) and Kentucky’s Ashton Hagans (No. 29).
Naz Reid NBA Draft Big Board Rankings
The LSU freshman has jumped around a bit on various big boards, coming in at a decent spot on some while other analysts have voiced concerns. Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman offered a No. 36 overall ranking for Reid but cited question marks about his defense in the current projection.
ESPN’s NBA Draft “best available” rankings have Reid as No. 46 overall currently, which would leave him near the middle of the second round. They have him ranked just after St. John’s standout Shamorie Ponds. Beyond that, the aforementioned NBADraft.net’s big board provides a No. 34 ranking from roughly the start of February, and at that point had his stock trending down, with him falling three spots.
It’s tough to argue that Reid’s stock won’t improve in updated mock drafts and big boards as they’re released when conference tournaments/NCAA tournament action ramps up. In the six games this month so far (prior to Saturday’s date with Tennessee), Reid has averaged 17.0 points and 9.5 rebounds while shooting 50.4 percent from the field.