Showing posts from December, 2023

Make Up Your Mind Day (December 31st)

Quick facts When is it? Every December 31st Tagged as Life & Living What's the hashtag? #MakeUpYourMindDay Have we missed something? Make Up Your Mind Day just goes to show that there really is a day for everything. This one is aimed at those who may be just a little (or a lot) indecisive. So to all you undecided people out there: no matter whether you have a habit annoying your friends by struggling to pick a dish at a restaurant, or trying to decide if you’re really, really ready for that career change, this is the one day when the choice has to be made. No excuses, no procrastination, no ands, ifs or buts—this day is your chance to stop putting things off for fear of responsibility and get things done. And what a better day to do this than New Year’s Eve, when you’re standing on the brink of a whole New Year and perhaps wondering what you could do to make it your own? While it may seem a little scary at first, especially to those unaccustomed to being de

FPL Gameweek 20: Essential wildcard picks

Fantasy Football Hub is purpose-built to turn FPL managers into FPL winners. From their industry-leading AI to the experts who reveal their teams every Game week, it's no surprise tens of thousands of managers gain the edge with the Hub every season. Join the Hub  today and, if you don't win your mini-league, you'll get your money back.  Terms and Conditions apply . The second half of the Premier League season gives FPL players the opportunity to play a second wildcard of the season - freshening up teams who have gone a little stale with players who may not have been squeezed into the side without a load of transfers and lost points. With the help of Fantasy Football Hub's powerful AI Points Predictions tool , here are three essential wildcard transfers that could kickstart your points haul for Game week 20. Trent Alexander-Arnold Trent Alexander-Arnold is excelling in a slightly varied role / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages Fixture : Newcastle (H);  Predicted

NC State vs Kansas State Same Game Parlay at +910 odds | Pickswise 

Bowl season of the 2023 college football campaign continues on Thursday with a 4-game slate. It includes the Pop-Tarts Bowl between the NC State Wolfpack and Kansas State Wildcats. Both programs are coming off solid regular seasons that have them ranked in the top 25. NC State (9-3) is #19; Kansas State (8-4) comes in at #25. Here is my Same Game Parlay for the festivities, which will be televised starting at 5:45 pm ET on ESPN. Also be sure to check out all of our college Football  predictions . Kansas State -2.5 (-105) Avery Johnson Over 171.5 passing yards (-114) Delbert Mimms to score a touchdown (+168) Parlay odds: +910 Part of the value in a Same Game Parlay, of course, is that all of its components can be correlated if you so choose. That is some of the plan here, as Kansas State quarterback Avery Johnson throwing for his fair share of yards would obviously work well with a Wildcats cover. At the same time, plays that aren’t correlated drive up the overall payout of the

Unlocking the Mystery: Tarbosaurus—The Hidden гіⱱаɩ of Tyrannosaurus Rex!

Thought to have roamed what is now northeastern China around 70 million years ago, this ргedаtoг was certainly not one to be messed with! With ѕһагр claws and teeth designed for tearing through fɩeѕһ, the Tarbosaurus would have been a foгсe to be reckoned with on the Late Cretaceous landscape. So what do we know about this іmргeѕѕіⱱe dinosaur? Keep reading to find oᴜt! Description and Appearance The Tarbosaurus could tгасk dowп ргeу over great distances thanks to its sense of smell. The Tarbosaurus was a feгoсіoᴜѕ ргedаtoг, and it preyed on other dinosaurs such as hadrosaurs and ceratopsians. It is one of the most well-known dinosaurs, thanks to its appearances in the movie:  Speckles: The Tarbosaurus. Diet The Tarbosaurus was a large theropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It was closely related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex and shared many features, including a large һeаd, small arms, and a long tail. The Tarbosaurus is considered a carnivore, a

Mikel Arteta breaks down how Arsenal can beat Liverpool

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal simply have to play better than Liverpool if they're to end their 12-year winless streak at Anfield. The Gunners head into the game top of the Premier League table, a point ahead of Liverpool, and will hold their position at the summit should they earn all three points on Merseyside. But recent history in not on the side of Arteta and Arsenal, who have found it increasingly difficult to pick up positive results at Anfield. Last season saw Liverpool fight back from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw - Roberto Firmino's 87th minute equaliser one of many daggers that eventually downed Arsenal's Premier League title challenge. Probed in his latest press conference about how Arsenal can earn a first win at Liverpool since 2011, Arteta stated: "You have to play better than them. You will silence the crowd if you are dominant and better than them, just like in any other ground. There is no difference. "We have done it at Old Trafford, we have done it a

Man Utd's 2024 January transfer window wishlist

The 2023/24 season has been one of major anguish for Manchester United, both on the pitch and off it. The Red Devils have underwhelmed in Erik ten Hag's second season in charge, sitting well outside the top four while also exiting all European competition and the Carabao Cup. The FA Cup is their final chance of a trophy, but they will have to improve a lot for success in that tournament to materialise. However, news of Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS' investment has perked fans up approaching the end of 2023. January will mark their first transfer window as part of Man Utd and it could well be a fascinating few weeks in the market. Here are the areas Man Utd need to strengthen and the players they have been interested in. Central defence Guehi has impressed so far this season / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages Issues with Man Utd's squad can be more clearly attributed to injuries this season rather than a clear lack of individuals. There might be clamour for a new left-bac

Why Raphael Varane missed Man Utd's Premier League clash with West Ham

Manchester United's long list of defensive absentees was added to this Saturday, with centre-back Raphael Varane the latest to miss out for the Red Devils. The Frenchman has been on the fringes of the first team this season but injuries to Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Lisandro Martinez saw him make an increasingly rare start against Liverpool last weekend. The former Real Madrid man performed well, marshalling Man Utd's backline to a clean sheet at Anfield. It was expected, therefore, that Varane would retain his place when Erik ten Hag's side Travel led to West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday, but that wasn't the case. Varane missed out on the squad entirely but, fortunately for Man Utd, it's illness and not injury that kept him out of action. Ten Hag confirmed prior to kick-off against the Hammers on Saturday lunchtime that the 30-year-old was absent due to sickness. Willy Kambwala will get a surprise debut against West Ham / Lewis Storey/Gett

National Roots Day (December 23rd)

Quick facts When is it? Every December 23rd Tagged as Family People & Relationships What's the hashtag? #NationalRootsDay Have we missed something? Many people are uninterested in where their ancestors came from…until they start researching the topic deeper. And then suddenly it turns out that their family History was a long and fascinating one, and they become obsessed with finding out everything possible about where their forefather come from that they talk the ear off of anyone even remotely interested. Maybe they were related to a famous person who made a significant discovery or took part in an important battle or other historical event? People have been migrating to all different parts of the world for hundreds of years in search of a better place to live, worship and raise their families, motivated by everything from religious prosecution to hunger and poverty in their own countries, to taking part in great wars that made our world what it is today,

Liverpool vs Arsenal - Premier League: TV channel, team news, lineups and prediction

The Premier League 's top two in Liverpool and Arsenal face off on Saturday in what promises to be a thrilling occasion at Anfield. The Reds and Gunners are two of the strongest contenders in England's top-flight title race this season with only a point separating the sides ahead of kick-off. Liverpool booked their place in the Carabao Cup semi-finals in midweek and the club's fans have been asked to boost the atmosphere at Anfield after a couple of quieter games against Manchester United and West Ham at the club's iconic stadium. Arsenal, meanwhile, will be eager to maintain or increase their lead at the summit of the table but know a slip-up on Merseyside could help Unai Emery's Aston Villa top the standings at Christmas. Here's all you need to know about Liverpool vs Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend. What time does Liverpool vs Arsenal kick-off? Location : Liverpool, England Stadium : Anfield Date : Saturday 23 December Kick-off time : 17:30 GMT /

Heat vs Magic Picks, Predictions & Odds Tonight - NBA

It's the battle for Florida as the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic square off at the newly-named Kia Center on Wednesday, December 20. The Magic are favored in the NBA odds to defeat the Heat, something Magic fans are not too accustomed to seeing in this matchup. Surprisingly, we are roughly 25 games into the NBA season, and this is the first game between the Magic and Heat. With four games scheduled against each other, you'd think we would have already seen this matchup once this season. An even bigger surprise might be that the Magic are the Heat's biggest competition in winning the Southeast division this season as Orlando currently leads Miami by two games in the race for first place. With Jimmy Butler out with an injury, can the Heat find a way to pull off a road upset against the Magic, who have been strong at home this season with an 11-2 record? Find out my favorite NBA picks and predictions for tonight's matchup featuring the Heat vs. Magic. Heat

Young Tyrannosaur Feasted On 2 Baby Dinosaurs Before dуіпɡ, 75-Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals

In a ѕtагtɩіпɡ revelation, a recently ᴜпeагtһed 75-million-year-old fossil has provided unprecedented insights into the dietary habits of a young Tyrannosaur, painting a vivid picture of a prehistoric ргedаtoг’s last moments. The fossil, discovered in a remote excavation site, tells a tale of carnivorous ргoweѕѕ and survival in the ancient landscapes. The young Tyrannosaur’s final feast is a ѕіɡпіfісапt find in paleontological circles. The fossilized remains indicate that, shortly before meeting its demise, the juvenile Tyrannosaur had indulged in a meal consisting of not one, but two baby dinosaurs. This discovery сһаɩɩeпɡeѕ previous assumptions about the dietary habits of young Tyrannosaurs and adds a new layer of complexity to our understanding of the dynamics within the ecosystems of the Late Cretaceous period. The fossilized tableau showcases the feгoсіtу of the ancient food chain, һіɡһɩіɡһtіпɡ the һагѕһ realities of survival in a world domіпаted by сoɩoѕѕаɩ reptiles. The