Bird of the Day: Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Atlanta, Georgia)

Your Daily Elephant


A series of photographs about the daily lives of elephants.  I love the diorama effect of this old photo.  Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

photograph by Cheryl Merrill photograph by Cheryl Merrill

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A win for Paterno? Proposed NCAA deal could restore Penn State victories

STATE COLLEGE, PA — Joe Paterno could soon regain his title as the winningest coach in major college football history.

The 112 Penn State victories that the NCAA voided — 111 of them Paterno’s — when it sanctioned Penn State University following the Jerry Sandusky scandal are likely being restored as part of a proposed settlement with the NCAA. Penn State’s board of trustees unanimously approved it, and now the NCAA and a judge will have to accept the settlement.

The settlement is part of a lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania state Sen. Jake Corman. The suit began as a way to force the $60 million fine money the NCAA levied on Penn State to stay within the state of Pennsylvania, but it became a way to give Penn State supporters a place to legally challenge the validity of the sanctions.

Among them, the most controversial, was the loss of Paterno’s…

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Flyers recall Jason Akeson


Forward Jason Akeson has been recalled from the American Hockey League’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms the Flyers announced Saturday.

Akeson started the 2014-15 season with the Flyers registering six penalty minutes and a minus-1 rating while averaging 7:37 in ice time in 12 games.

The 24-year-old appeared in 19 games with the Phantoms scoring eight goals and 17 points to go along with a minus-1 rating.

In 14 career NHL games, all with the Flyers, Akeson has a goal and an assist to go along with six penalty minutes.

The Flyers visit the Buffalo Sabres tonight for the first of three meetings this season.

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Not so good sunset

The Sun

Turning Torso is not the end 😊