The Supreme Court’s Noble Gesture

first_imgThe Chief Justice’s address to  the opening of the Supreme  Court’s October Term on Monday dwelt not on an erudite legal argument, but on a subject that he and his colleagues considered the matter of the moment: fighting and finishing the Ebola crisis in Liberia.His Honor Francis Korkpor led his colleagues in reaching out in an extraordinary way to their suffering and dying compatriots and the whole nation, who have become afflicted with the deadly Ebola virus.The center piece of his address was his announcement that he and his colleagues had decided to surrender one month of their salaries to the Ebola fight.  They went so far as even to reveal to the nation their monthly wages—his   US$12,000 and his colleagues’  each US$9,000.  We do not think that the CJ went that far in order to inform the nation about how low the top people in the third branch of government are paid.  He rather wanted to let each of us calculate how much they were giving to the fight against the disease.Chief Justice Korkpor described the gesture as “a concrete demonstration of our commitment to fight the Ebola virus.  My colleagues and I,” he said, “have resolved . . . to give one month of our salaries and allowances over a period of four months deducted from our income at a rate of 25% per month.”Judges and senior support staff of the lower courts have also agreed to contribute one fourth percent of their monthly salaries and allowances, he added.He intends to urge the other  Judicial employees to make similar commitments the national cause.Chief Justice Korkpor suggested that the Liberian Legislature and all Liberian citizens, those in the public and private sectors, be encouraged “to consider making similar contributions to save our people and nation.”We commend the Chief Justice and his colleagues for their magnanimous and sacrificial gesture.  His suggestion that other branches of government and the public in general should follow is welcome. Many local individuals and organizations have joined the anti-Ebola fight.  But more needs to be done in our common resolve to eradicate the virus.The CJ stressed that these   contributions should be fully accounted for; and we hope that will be the case.We are also concerned about funds coming from abroad and the increasing cry of our health workers for back pay and personal protective equipment (PPE).  Both are crucial to  encouraging our health workers to return to work.We are told that GOL owes them a huge amount in back pay.  It is hard to understand why GOL has failed to pay on time people in this most vital sector.  That was part of the problem that caused the National Health Workers Association of Liberia (NHAL) to go on strike in the first place.  They have now returned to work, thanks to the intervention of GOL and international partners.  But the workers say they won’t accept any new patients; only those who are already in hospitals.  This is partly because they are unhappy with the hard line which Health Minister Walter Gwenigale has taken on their  leaders.  He told a press briefing Monday that the two leaders, NHWL president Joseph Tamba and secretary general George Poe Williams, “will never come back.”They say “never” belongs to God.A reconsideration of that statement may require the intervention of President Sirleaf and the international community.  But amidst this deadly crisis, in which our people are dropping dead  everywhere—a crisis that has affected EVERY aspect of our lives—our economy, our politics and our very existence as a nation—there is no room for a hard line from any quarter.  Everything and everybody must give to save Liberia. We must remember that the Liberian Council of Churches,  all churches and all people  throughout Liberia, Christians and Muslins alike, are praying for God’s deliverance.  How can God hear our prayers when we assume an unforgiving and vengeful attitude?      Last week the World Bank announced a grant of U$52 million to fight Ebola.  This is part of many financial and other resources coming from various quarters.  Our question is, Can some of these funds be used to address all the issues of the health workers, including their salary arrears and PPE?  We believe these are critical to our success in the fight against this deadly enemy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Beckham’s base salary is $5.5 million a year

first_imgBeckham’s average base salary of about $5.5 million was disclosed Friday by a person who had been briefed on the deal and who spoke on condition of anonymity because those details had not been announced. Simon Oliveira, Beckham’s spokesman, would not confirm the figure but didn’t dispute it. David Beckham’s playing contract with the Galaxy is worth about $27.5 million in base salary over fiveseasons, according to a person familiar with Major League Soccer agreements. It’s a fraction of the $250 million income figure floated for the English star when he agreed to the deal last month. “That is only one element to his salary and package, which had to be disclosed in accordance with MLS guidelines,” Oliveira said. AEG, the company that runs the Galaxy, trumpeted a far higher figure when Beckham’s agreement was announced last month. “The deal to bring Beckham to America is thought to be the biggest in sporting history, with industry experts estimating the worth to the player in excess of $250 million,” AEG’s news release said. Beckham’s contract, according to several people familiar with the details, is a complex and probably unique arrangement that gives the 31-year-old midfielder a percentage of club sponsorship, merchandising and uniform sales contracts. Promotional arrangements also are included. Several weeks after the announcement, the Galaxy said it had sold more than 5,000 additional season tickets. The team plans to redesign its uniform and is examining sponsorship offers for advertising on its jerseys. center_img “I think it’s important to look at this business arrangement in terms of how it benefits the Galaxy and David Beckham in the long-term,” Galaxy general manager Alexi Lalas said. “David Beckham has a vested interest in this relationship working, and in this team being successful. His salary is but a small component.” Beckham easily will be MLS’ highest-paid player. According to figures published by The Washington Post last April, Chivas USA’s Juan Francisco Palencia was tops last season at $1.36million – a $692,308 salary and about $668,000 in bonuses. The Galaxy’s Landon Donovan was second at $900,000, the Post reported. Beckham’s current contract with Real Madrid ends June30, and the Galaxy expects he will join the team in August. Bornstein injured: Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein will miss six weeks because of a partially torn left knee ligament. He was injured Thursday during practice, and an MRI exam revealed a partial tear of his medial collateral ligament, the team said. Bornstein (UCLA) has started and played full 90-minute games against Denmark and Mexico since being called up to the U.S. national team in January. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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GOLF CLASSICS TO RAISE CASH FOR DONEGAL TEAM TRAINING FUND

first_imgThere will be a fundraising Golf Classic on the Ballybofey/Stranorlar Golf Course on Thursday 18th August.All proceeds in aid of the CLG Dhún na nGall Players Training Fund.This Golf Classic is sponsored by Azzurri. Teams of four. Entry fee, meal included, is €150.00. To enter a team contact Charlie Cannon @ 087 6949125 or PJ McGowan @ 086 2222750I would urge clubs to submit at least one team.A second fundraising Golf Classic shall be held on Edmondstown Golf Course, Rathfarnham, Dublin on Friday 26th August. More information from County Chairman, PJ McGowan @ 086 2222750.Is mise, le meas,Aodh Máirtín Ó Fearraigh Rúnaí CLG Dhún na nGallGOLF CLASSICS TO RAISE CASH FOR DONEGAL TEAM TRAINING FUND was last modified: August 8th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GOLF CLASSICS TO RAISE CASH FOR DONEGAL TEAM TRAINING FUNDlast_img read more

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WELL-KNOWN FARMING BROTHERS HIT BY GANG AGAIN

first_imgTwo elderly brothers who beat off raiders with just a brush have been targeted again.Well-known farmers Jim and Eric Steele saw off a gang of four burglars who called to their home looking for cash.The pensioners, aged 69 and 75, gave one raider a beating and chased them from their home on Main Street in Manorcunningham on Monday week last. One of the attackers was injured and they fled empty-handed.However the brothers have revealed they were set upon again just four days after they saw off the first gang.Doors on the brother’s outhouses were broken, machines were damaged and oil was stolen in the second raid.The brothers didn’t hear the break-in at the rear of their home and only discovered the damage and robbery the next morning. Eldest brother Jim told Donegal Daily he suspects it could have been the same gang again.He said he will deal with the raiders in “his own way” if they call back again.“The first time I used a brush and gave one of them a good shot to the guts.“They weren’t expecting that but this is our home and we will do all we have to do to defend it.“The next time it might not be a brush if they come in here,” he warned. Brother Eric said they are now taking in turns sleeping in case the gang come back.“The guards can’t be everywhere so we have to look after ourselves and our property.“We don’t have anything in our house but this is our home and we won’t be frightened out of it,” he said.Nobody has been arrested in relation to the burglary on the Steele brothers’ home. More than 20 burglaries have taken place across Donegal in recent weeks with a number of elderly people hurt during some of the raids.A number of people appeared at Letterkenny District Court this week charged in connection with other alleged burglaries across Donegal.All seven people were released on bail to appear at future court sittings.Jim Steele said he was outraged when he heard that all suspects have been released.“The Gardai are bringing these people before the courts and they are just allowed to walk free again.“What kind of message is that sending out to old people living alone that these people are back out on the streets again,” he said.WELL-KNOWN FARMING BROTHERS HIT BY GANG AGAIN was last modified: January 24th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Eric SteeleJim Steelemanorcunninghamlast_img read more

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BODY OF YOUNG MAN FOUND AFTER HE FALLS INTO RIVER AT POPULAR FISHING SPOT

first_imgBREAKING NEWS UPDATED: Divers have recovered the body of a man who went missing when he fell into the River Finn at lunchtime today.The well-knwon Salmon Leap at Cloghan where the young man has gone missing.The man, who is understood to be in his 20s and from Letterkenny, was believed to be with a group of people when he fell into the water at a place known locally as The Salmon Leap at Cloghan near the Cloghan Lodge.The young man is believed to have fallen into the well-known river at around 11.47am while fishing. Gardai at Letterkenny alerted Malin Head Coastguard who scrambled the Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo to take part in the search.Local Gardai and divers are also taking part in the search for the man.The rescue helicopter returned to base to refuel but was stood down a short time later.Gardai and local divers searched the riverbank and heavy growth along the river. There are also many deep holes in the river as deep as 30 ft.However the man’s remains were discovered a time later but no details of the discovery have yet been released.The man’s identity has not yet ben released.  BODY OF YOUNG MAN FOUND AFTER HE FALLS INTO RIVER AT POPULAR FISHING SPOT was last modified: July 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cloghan Lodgedonegalmissingriver finnlast_img read more

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Planets Defy Bottom-Up Assembly

first_imgAs much as they want to imagine planets forming from dust, secular astronomers run into insurmountable difficulties.Look at what’s implied in this headline by Rohini Giles on The Conversation: “‘Teenage’ Jupiter may hold the secret of how planets form.” What’s implied? Planet formation is a secret. It is not understood. Here we are, 219 years since Laplace proposed his famous nebular hypothesis, and astronomers still do not understand how planets are constructed from their assumed building blocks, gas and dust. The problem was exacerbated when astronomers were able to detect the first exoplanets (planets around other stars). Giles begins,In the past 20 years, thousands of planets have been discovered orbiting other stars. Far from resembling families of planets like Earth and its companions, most of these discoveries have made our solar system look like the odd one out.But now astronomers have announced a new exoplanet that looks surprisingly familiar. The exoplanet, 51 Eridani b, looks a lot like Jupiter – or at least the way we think Jupiter looked when it was much younger. Studying this juvenile version of our familiar neighbour will help us to unlock Jupiter’s past and find out more about the circumstances of its birth.The rule here proves the exception, the rule being the exceptionalism of Earth. Exoplanetary systems don’t fit the predictions astronomers made when they only had a sample size of one. Giles’ hope that this particular exoplanet will reveal the secret of how planets form rests on tenuous theory:We know that planets are formed in the circular cloud of dust and gas that surrounds a newborn star, but the precise way in which this happens isn’t well understood. There are two main theories for the formation of gas giant planets: core-accretion, where material gradually clumps together into bigger and bigger pieces, and disc-instability, where there is rapid fragmentation into planet-size chunks as the circular cloud cools.Astronomers have been debating those two models for years, but still don’t have an answer. Disk instability theory arose largely because of desperation with the problems from core-accretion theory. It was criticized as heretical at the time, but its main proponent, Alan Boss, couldn’t think of an alternative. Giles’ optimism that 51 Eridani b will solve the debate seems premature at best.Real accretion theory is messy. That is evident from a new paper on Icarus that tries to model it on a computer. Part of the difficulty is the N-body problem—trying to monitor the interactions of many moving parts in software, each with moving gravitational wells. Another problem is dealing with the fact that particles tend to collide and fragment, not stick together. “The present code includes an option of hit-and-run bouncing but not fragmentation, which remains for future work,” they say. But that can make all the difference. If fragmentation prevails, no planets will result.Consequently, adding more ingredients is not an answer. That’s why a press release from the Royal Astronomical Society is misleading when it says, “Bricks to build an Earth found in every planetary system.” You can’t assemble bricks without mortar. You can put all the building blocks you want around other stars, but it does not follow that they will self-organize into planets when the overwhelming tendency is fragmentation, not accretion.Computer models can also be misleading. Models, being simplifications of reality, can omit key ingredients or processes. Science Daily reported on work at the University of Chicago that tries to mimic the “early-stage planetary formation process.” The astronomers know that “Single head-on collisions typically do not dissipate enough energy to lead to sticking.” To encourage sticking (accretion), they modeled charged particles, and succeeded in getting granules of an unstated size (presumably very small). They’re omitting the obvious problem that until a granule grows up to the size of a kilometer or more in diameter, it lacks the gravitation to grow further. And since repulsion is just as likely as attraction, the more a granule grows, the more its “building blocks” will be likely to repel each other and prevent further accretion.More wishful thinking is apparent to the skeptical reader of another hopeful Science Daily piece, “Millimeter-sized stones formed our planet.” The idea here is that the small meteoritic pebbles known as chondrules “are believed to be the original building blocks of the solar system”—believed, that is, by materialists who invent these models. Whether “belief” itself is material is an interesting question. To make asteroids and planets form from chondrules, the team has to cheat by slowing them down in dust clouds as they migrate inward. This trick requires them to believe the planets formed and cleared out the dust before everything got swept into the sun in a “rapid process”.Astrobiologists, intuitively, are intrigued by water. Their hydrobioscopy habit leads them to think “life!” whenever water is inferred to exist on a planet or moon, even if the water is miles deep under the crust. Science Magazine sprang a leak in that pond with a new constraint on habitability, reported by the Royal Astronomical Society. In “Why water worlds won’t host life,” Nola Taylor Redd explains that more is not better: “Water covering the surface interacts with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in ways that can turn chilly planets frigid and make warm ones even hotter.” Watch hopes evaporate:Although the results are based on calculations of Earth-sized worlds surrounding sunlike stars, the researchers say the process would be similar for larger worlds and stars. They also say that a similar cycle would take place with other greenhouse gases, such as methane. With such a narrow range for habitability, ocean planets may not make as much of a splash as we thought when it comes to welcoming life.This effectively narrows the habitable zone. “Earth-sized water worlds are habitable only in a very limited range of temperatures—from about 0°C to 127°C,” according to the calculations. Add another constraint to the habitable zone.Secular planetary scientists deny Earth exceptionalism, and Darwinians deny human exceptionalism. It’s not surprising that many of them are political liberals who deny American exceptionalism. We should retort by saying that their opinions are not exceptional, either.Evolutionists are enamored with that phrase “building blocks.” Particles were the building blocks of stars, stars the building blocks of galaxies, dust the building blocks of planets, and chemicals the building blocks of life. Where is the builder? How do they know their building blocks are not debris of collisions? 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Fighting Saina crashes out of World Championship,Fighting Saina crashes out of World Championship

first_imgsaina nehwal   –  Reuters Published on × RELATED COMMENT August 26, 2017 saina nehwal   –  Reuters SHAREcenter_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL Chance for Sindhu to script history as first Indian world champion shuttler Saina Nehwal today settled for a bronze medal as her impressive run at the World Championship came to an end after a heart-breaking loss against Rio Olympics bronze medallist Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the women’s singles semifinals here.Saina, who had won a silver medal two years ago at Jakarta, gave everything in a battle of attrition but Okuhara’s never-say-die attitude helped her to outmanoeuvre the Indian in an energy-sapping semifinal clash at the Emirates Arena.After battling for an hour and 14 minutes, it was the World No. 12 Japanese who managed to eke out a come-from- behind 12-21 21-17 21-10 win over the Indian to become the first shuttler from her country to reach the finals of World Championship.Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu is the only remaining hope for India at the World Championship. She will take on ninth seed Chinese Chen Yufei in another semifinal later in the day.It turned out to be a battle of attrition between Saina and Okuhara. The two players have met seven times so far in international badminton with Saina having an upper hand in six of those battles.The Japanese tried to engage Saina in fast-paced rallies, which were mixed with down-the-line smashes and cross-court angled returns, sandwitched by deceptive drops. A pumped up Saina returned everything thrown at her and came up with the perfect clears to close out the rallies.The Indian tried to put her rival out of position with her deceptive returns and it helped as she led 9-3 in the opening game, before entering the interval at 11-5 when Okuhara could not return her angled smash and found the net.Okuhara’s fast-paced game did not yield much result early on as Saina fortified her defence and continued to dominate the rallies to lead 17-10. Okuhara lost a video referral next as Saina led 18—10. The Japanese displayed a good net game to grab two points but Saina’s small deception took a toil on her rival.Another electrifying rally ended with Okuhara finding the net as Saina reached eight game points. The Indian then unleashed a body smash to close out the opening game.After the change of sides, Saina failed to reach for a couple of forecourt returns, helping Okuhara opened up a 4-0 lead early on. The Japanese extended the advantage to 8-4 but she had a few wide strokes and Saina exploited the opportunity to unleash her trademark cross court smashes to claw her way back to 9-9.However, Okuhara managed to grab a slender 11-10 lead with a cross court net flick which Saina failed to negotiate.After the break, Okuhara seemed to vary the pace and Saina too faltered with a forehand and backhand return which helped the Japanese take a 14-11 lead.Saina, however, kept breathing down Okuhara’s neck, making it 15-15 when the Japanese found the net and also hit long. Okuhara conceded a point with a service error but a judgement error from Saina at the baseline again gave the Japanese a slender 17-16 lead.Saina produced a down-the-line smash to level par, while Okuhara unleashed an onrushing backhand flick to lead 18-17 and then an overhead return took her to 19-17.Saina’s smash then missed the sideline to hand over three game points to the Japanese, who sealed it with a cross court return which found the Indian napping.In the decider, Saina grabbed an early 3-1 lead but Okuhara soon started dominating the rallies. It resulted in five straight points and the Japanese took a 6-3 lead. Two wide shots and a low lift getting buried at net from Saina ensured that Okuhara continued to gather points, reaching 10-3.Saina’s trademark down-the-line smash then once again came to her rescue as she snapped the run of points but Okuhara had a seven-point advantage at the break when the Indian faltered with her net dribble.Okuhara continued to accumulate points, sometimes using her disguise at the net. Saina periodically managed to win a point here and there but she could not stop the Japanese who led 16-7 at one stage.Saina kept fighting but she looked a tad sluggish with her movements and lacked precision in final moments as Okuhara managed to move to 19-9.Saina hit wide again to hand over 11 match point opportunities to Okuhara. The Indian saved one with a drop but the Japanese sealed the issue with another precise return at the baseline. null Badminton Championship: Saina in semifinal COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million in Spanish tax fraud case: Report

first_imgReal Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to pay Spain’s tax authorities 14.7 million euros ($16.39 million) – the amount he has been accused of defrauding by a prosecutor – ahead of a court hearing next month, Spanish state TV said on Wednesday.Broadcaster TVE said, without identifying its sources, the 32-year-old would make this payment as a gesture of good will.The report added Rolando will reiterate at a hearing on July 31 that he is innocent and has never hidden any income from the taxman or committed any tax fraud in Spain.Representatives for Ronaldo declined to comment.The Spanish prosecutor says the Real Madrid forward knowingly used a business structure to hide his image rights income in Spain between 2011 and 2014. Ronaldo has denied the charges.last_img

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World Cup 2019: When Harry Kane met Virat Kohli

first_imgEngland and Tottenham Hotspur football star Harry Kane and India cricket team captain Virat Kohli met for the first time in person at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Friday after years of mutual admiration on social media.Harry Kane and Virat Kohli posed for shutterbugs as the two superstars of global sport were spotted having a conversation at the iconic cricket ground.”After a few tweets in the last couple of years good to finally meet @imVkohli. A great guy and a brilliant sportsman (sic),” Harry Kane wrote as caption after uploading a photo of their meeting from Friday.After a few tweets in the last couple of years good to finally meet @imVkohli. A great guy and a brilliant sportsman. pic.twitter.com/vGEOs0gGlTHarry Kane (@HKane) May 24, 2019Harry Kane and Virat Kohli have exchanged several compliments over the last two years on social media.Harry Kane had heaped rich praise on Virat Kohli after the India batsman’s match-winning knock against Australia in a World T20 match in 2016.Kane, who seems to be an avid follower of cricket, lauded Virat Kohli’s ability to deal with pressure situations after his heroics against Australia.Kohli replied to Harry Kane’s tweet and lauded him for his performances in the Euro 2016 and even wished him luck for the Premier League campaign.Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Kohli once again took to social media and wished his good friend Kane the best. While Harry Kane is gearing up for the Champions League final for Tottenham Hotspur against Liverpool on May 1, Virat Kohli will be leading India in the 10-team 2019 World Cup, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.advertisementKane is racing against time to be fit in time for the big final in Madrid as the Spurs star has been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City in April. Having been spotted in the training ground in the last few days, Kane is expected to take the field for Spurs on May 1.Also Read | Hardik Pandya is unrecognisable in throwback photo from 2011 World Cup celebrationAlso Read | MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma in high spirits ahead of World Cup 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: Don’t read much into indifferent Australia series, says ChahalAlso See:last_img read more

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Here’s Your Complete 2018 Bowl Schedule

first_imgClemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates winning the national titleTAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The slate of 2018 bowl games looks set to be yet another year of terrific matchups. We also have the College Football Playoff to look forward to.Among the non-CFP bowl games will be a compelling matchup between Michigan and Florida in the Peach Bowl, Georgia and Texas in the Sugar Bowl, and Ohio State and Washington in the Rose Bowl.As for the College Football Playoff itself, we’re only weeks away from seeing two of the nation’s top offenses when Alabama takes on Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. We’ll also get to see if Notre Dame can continue to defy the critics when they take on Clemson in the Cotton Bowl Classic.Here is the full slate of 2018 bowl games. Enjoy!Saturday, December 15AutoNation Cure Bowl – Louisiana vs. Tulane at 1:30 PM ET on CBSSNNew Mexico Bowl – Utah State vs. North Texas at 2:00 PM ET on ESPNMitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl – Arizona State vs. No. 21 Fresno State at 3:30 PM ET on ABCRaycom Media Camellia Bowl – Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern at 5:30 PM ET on ESPNR+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl – Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State at 9:00 PM ET on ESPNTuesday, December 18Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl – Northern Illinois vs. UAB at 7:00 PM ET on ESPNWednesday, December 19DXL Frisco Bowl – San Diego State vs. Ohio at 8:00 PM ET on ESPNThursday, December 20Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl – South Florida vs. Marshall at 8:00 PM ET on ESPNFriday, December 21Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl – FIU vs. Toledo at 12:30 PM ET on ESPNFamous Idaho Potato Bowl – Western Michigan vs. BYU at 4:00 PM ET on ESPNSaturday, December 22Jared Birmingham Bowl – Wake Forest vs. Memphis at 12:00 PM ET on ESPNLockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl – Army vs. Houston at 3:30 PM ET on ESPNDollar General Bowl – Buffalo vs. Troy at 7:00 PM ET on ESPNSoFi Hawaii Bowl – Louisiana Tech vs. Hawaii at 10:30 PM ET on ESPNWednesday, December 26Servpro First Responder Bowl – Boston College vs. No. 25 Boise State at 1:30 PM ET on ESPNQuick Lane Bowl – Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech at 5:15 PM ET on ESPNCheez-It Bowl – TCU vs. California at 9:00 PM ET on ESPNThursday, December 27Walk-On’s Independence Bowl – Temple vs. Duke at 1:30 PM ET on ESPNNew Era Pinstripe Bowl – Wisconsin vs. Miami (FL) at 5:15 PM ET on ESPNAcademy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl – Baylor vs. Vanderbilt at 9:00 PM ET on ESPNFriday, December 28Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl – Auburn vs. Purdue at 1:30 PM ET on ESPNCamping World Bowl – No. 20 Syracuse vs. No. 16 West Virginia at 5:15 PM ET on ESPNValero Alamo Bowl – No. 24 Iowa State vs. No. 13 Washington State at 1:30 PM ET on ESPNSaturday, December 29Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl – No. 10 Florida vs. No. 7 Michigan at 12:00 PM ET on ESPNBelk Bowl – South Carolina vs. Virginia at 12:00 PM ET on ABCNova Home Loans Arizona Bowl – Nevada vs. Arkansas State at 1:15 PM ET on CBSSNGoodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (CFP Semifinal) – No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame at 4:00 PM ET on ESPNCapital One Orange Bowl (CFP Semifinal) – No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Oklahoma at 8:00 PM ET on ESPNMonday, December 31Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman – Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati at 12:00 PM ET on ESPNHyundai Sun Bowl – Stanford vs. Pittsburgh at 2:00 PM ET on CBSRedbox Bowl – Michigan State vs. Oregon at 3:00 PM ET on FOXAutoZone Liberty Bowl – Oklahoma State vs. No. 23 Missouri at 3:45 PM ET on ESPNSan Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl – No. 22 Northwestern vs. No. 17 Utah at 7:00 PM ET on FS1TaxSlayer Gator Bowl – No. 19 Texas A&M vs. NC State at 7:30 PM ET on ESPNTuesday, January 1Outback Bowl – No. 18 Mississippi State vs. Iowa at 12:00 PM ET on ESPN2VRBO Citrus Bowl – No. 12 Penn State vs. No. 14 Kentucky at 1:00 PM ET on ABCPlayStation Fiesta Bowl – No. 11 LSU vs. No. 8 UCF at 1:00 PM ET on ESPNRose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual – No. 9 Washington vs. No. 6 Ohio State at 5:00 PM ET on ESPNAllState Sugar Bowl – No. 15 Texas vs. No. 5 Georgia at 8:45 PM ET on ESPNMonday, January 7College Football Playoff National Championship – Cotton Bowl Classic winner vs. Orange Bowl winner at 8:00 PM ET on ESPNlast_img read more

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