Month: October 2021

Point Shaver: Week 7
Opinion, Sports

Point Shaver: Week 7

By JOSHUA SHAVERPima Post If you are struggling with a gambling addiction, call 1-800-522-4700. Welcome back to Point Shaver! As I promised, we went 60% and would have done even better if the Eagles didn’t get a 2-point conversion. I predict a 60% win rate with this week’s picks. Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns (Broncos +3.5) The Browns can’t catch a break with injuries with Nick Chubb being ruled out, Kareem Hunt being carted off last week and Baker Mayfield being injured as well as their two starting offensive lineman. There are just so many injuries, and on top of that, it is a short week. The Broncos with a good defense are going to be able to keep this game low scoring and it will be a dog fight. I have Broncos with the upset, 19-17 Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolph...
‘No time’ to be pretentious
Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews

‘No time’ to be pretentious

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post “No Time to Die”Directed by: Cary Joji FukunagaRating: PG-13Run time: 2 hours, 43 minutes "No Time to Die '' is a great installment in the James Bond franchise and an awesome action movie — worth watching in theaters — but will make a great viewing when it hits a streaming service. It didn't redefine the franchise like "Casino Royale," and it's not as ambitious or stylish as "Skyfall." But it is wildly entertaining and is elevated to a more elegant popcorn movie because of the amazing directing, acting and score. Cary Joji Fukunaga, best known for directing the first season of "True Detective" — the dark HBO miniseries — gave this lighter screenplay a twist. His timing on when to inject comedic and cheesy moments gives the movie a blockbust...
Washington State coach Rolovich fired for refusing vaccine
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Washington State coach Rolovich fired for refusing vaccine

Young Kwak/Associated PressWashington State coach Nick Rolovich walks on the field after the team's NCAA college football game against Stanford Oct. 16 in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 34-31. By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSAssociated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistants on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, making him the first major college coach to lose his job over vaccination status. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, had set a deadline of Monday for thousands of state employees, including the Cougars’ coach, to be vaccinated. Rolovich applied for a religious exemption, which was denied Monday, Washington State athletic director Pat Chun said. Defensive ...
Harris argues for Biden climate agenda at sinking Lake Mead
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Harris argues for Biden climate agenda at sinking Lake Mead

Jacquelyn Martin/Associated PressVice President Kamala Harris, smiles at Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., not pictured, at the conclusion of a virtual town hall where they discussed different care policies ranging from at-home medical care to childcare Oct. 14 in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington. By SUMAN NAISHADHAMAssociated Press WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris stood before the record-low water levels of Nevada’s Lake Mead on Monday and made the case for the Biden administration’s climate change agenda by warning that “this is where we’re headed.” “Look at where the water has receded over just the last 20 years,” she said, referring to the “bathtub ring” of minerals that marks where the reservoir's water line previously stood. “That sp...
Arizona increases in COVID cases, deaths
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Arizona increases in COVID cases, deaths

Associated Press PHOENIX — Arizona on Tuesday reported unusually high numbers of 5,660 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 174 more virus deaths as the state's dashboard caught up on reporting some pandemic metrics after a two-day hiatus for a system update. After releasing no reports Sunday or Monday for additional cases and deaths, the Department of Health Services' dashboard reported that the state's pandemic totals rose to 1,137,636 cases and 20,674 deaths, the dashboard reported. COVID-19-related hospitalizations topped 1,700 for the the first time in five days as 1,703 virus patients occupied hospital bed on Monday, the dashboard reported. According to Johns Hopkins University data, the seven-day rolling average of daily new cases dropped from 2,601 new cases per day...
New tech offers anonymous way to report abuse, doping
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New tech offers anonymous way to report abuse, doping

Jenny Kane/Associated PressIn this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, a cellphone is used in New Orleans. A former college basketball player has founded a company called RealResponse, which provides customers, mainly universities and large sports organizations, technology to give athletes and employees a chance to initiate real-time, anonymous complaints by sending a simple text. By EDDIE PELLSAssociated Press A college basketball player hatched the idea after seeing a discrimination case nearly implode his own team, then wondering why nobody had done anything about it sooner. Ten years later, that player has developed the idea into a key tool for fixing a sports landscape teeming with cases of sexual abuse, along with examples of racism and sexism in the workplace,&...
Puppy love: Pet a Pup event coming to Northwest library
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Puppy love: Pet a Pup event coming to Northwest library

By CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post Starting Oct. 19, you'll be able to get your dog fix. Pima Community College's Northwest Campus will host five Pet a Pup events. Ruby, a mini Goldendoodle, and her handler, Jeannine, will be at the Northwest Campus Library. If you can’t make it on Oct. 19, there will be four more days you can pet a pup: 10 a.m. Oct. 25, 10 a.m. Nov. 2 and 16 and 3 p.m. Dec. 6. This is a good opportunity to come down and pet a dog. It's also a great opportunity to get a therapy session for students to come to this event. “Interacting with a friendly pet can improve physical and mental health and also show that contact with an animal lowers blood pressure, decreases cholesterol levels, reduces anxiety, boosts the immune system, decreases aggression and increases...
Point Shaver: Week 6
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Point Shaver: Week 6

By JOSHUA SHAVERPima Post If you are struggling with a gambling addiction, call 1-800-522-4700. Week 6 is upon us and I guarantee a 60% win rate this week.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Philadelphia Eagles (-6.5) Don’t think too deeply into the Eagles beating the Panthers last week without Christian Mccaffrey. Overall sloppy game by the Eagles while the Bucs scored a season high 45 points against a good defense in Miami. The Bucs have the better offensive weapons, have the better quarterback, have the better pass rush, etc. Bucs easily cover and win, 34-20. Los Angeles Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens (Chargers +2.5) Both teams are coming off tremendous comebacks and great quarterback play. The only difference is the Chargers did it against a good Browns defense, and the Rav...
Pre-season NBA power rankings
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Pre-season NBA power rankings

By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post The NBA 2021-2022 season is set to start when the Nets and Lakers tip-off on Tuesday. Although these two teams would be considered favorites to most, the NBA is seeing much more parity across the league. For example, the Milwaukee Bucks are coming off an NBA championship -- having beat the Suns in the finals and the Nets, who didn’t have James Harden, in the Eastern Conference Finals.  The Phoenix Suns, who came short to the Bucks in the NBA Finals, have kept the core group of players who helped them reach high levels of success last season and have added a veteran in JaVale McGee. With the dynamic guard partnership of Chris Paul and Devin Booker, the Suns have one of the elite backcourts in the NBA. The Nets now have a unique situation to dea...
False alarming: Fire alarms rain on J Building
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False alarming: Fire alarms rain on J Building

By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Students and faculty in the J Building at Pima Community College’s West Campus have become used to hearing the ultra-loud fire alarm. At least eight fire alarms have pealed through the building since the first day of Fall classes.   According to Aubrey Conover, campus vice president, the primary reason for the rash of fire alarms has been the Tucson Fire Department testing pressure in the lines, which can trigger the alarms. On some days, the alarm only sounds off one time. On Sept. 28, however, the J Building experienced three fire alarms, much to people's consternation. “The fire detection/protection contractor was called to evaluate the situation,” said Ouatfa Chuffe-Moscoso, director of Environmental Health and Safety for PCC. “The cause ...