Boston College has done a lot of things right through the first four games. However, there has been one aspect of their game that hasn’t been clicking. The run game. 

Through the first four games, the Eagles are third from the bottom in the nation in running (one of the teams below them is an Air Raid team). They have averaged a paltry 60 yards a game, and their 1.87 yards per carry is the bottom in the entire country. 

Watching Boston College’s offense seemingly fall off a cliff from 2019, is even more incredible because it appeared that former head coach Steve Addazio left that aspect of the offense in good shape. The Eagles had four offensive linemen who were preseason All-ACC and ready to open giant holes in the defense. While running David Bailey was primed to become the star of the offense, showcasing his deceptive speed and

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Social media has benefitted during the pandemic, as an increase in user engagement has been felt across different platforms. Twitter (TWTR) has made the most of the COVID tailwinds, too, with an uptick in mDAUs (monetizable daily active users). The market has reacted in kind, and shares are up by 46% since the turn of the year.

Deutsche Bank analyst Lloyd Walmsley believes more share appreciation is on the way. In fact, his growing confidence in the Twitter story has just resulted in upgrading the stock from Hold to Buy, while boosting the price target from $36 to $56. This figure represents possible upside of 19% from current levels. (To watch Walmsley’s track record, click here)

While the pandemic’s impact has resulted in people spending more time on social media, Twitter has also paid the price for the economy’s contraction. The reductions in budgets across the ad

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Notre Dame’s run game has driven the offense during its 3-0 start, but the pass game is still very much a work in progress. The Fighting Irish pass offense showed its first signs of life during the win over Florida State, and with Louisville on deck there’s an opportunity for the unit to break out.

Louisville’s pass defense was bad in 2019, and it is even worse through four games in 2020. Last season, Louisville gave up 234.2 passing yards per game, which ranked 79th in the nation. It’s 7.5 yards allowed per attempt ranked 74th and its 144.93 pass efficiency defense rating ranked 95th. The Cardinals also allowed 12.5 yards allowed per completion.

Through four games in 2020, Louisville’s defense is giving up 233.0 passing yards per game, 8.2 yards per attempt, 14.9 yards per completion and has a pass efficiency defense rating of 149.54.

To make things worse

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It is no surprise that the COVID-19 crisis has gravely affected the mental health and well-being of employees. Business priorities and goals all over the world have drastically changed, with key challenges being to keep the business afloat, as well as manage the safety and security of employees.

The social distancing measures implemented by governments within the Middle East region have made people more isolated and uncertain. Homes have turned into offices, playgrounds, gyms, and schools, and changes due to health threats and job losses are not helping to make the situation better. Moreover, in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, our frontliners had to leave the safety of their homes, and make sure that the food is produced and displayed on the shelves of

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RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Opportunity Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE: OPP) today announced that it plans to offer shares of its Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Stock”) in an underwritten public offering. The completion of the proposed offering depends upon several factors, including customary closing, market and other conditions. The Fund has applied to list the Preferred Stock on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the ticker symbol “OPP.P”. If the application is approved, trading on the NYSE in the Preferred Stock is expected to begin within 30 days following the issuance date of the Preferred Stock.

The Fund plans to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Preferred Stock to repay borrowings under the Fund’s credit facility and for general working capital purposes.

UBS Securities LLC is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering.

The information in this preliminary prospectus supplement is not complete

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EUGENE — Oregon fans can get a little bit flatter now.

UO athletics is offering fans the opportunity to purchase cutouts, starting at $50 for season ticket holders, to be placed at Autzen Stadium this fall.

“As we embark on this journey together and experience a season like no other, we invite Ducks fans to fly with us all season long by purchasing their very own fan cutout,” the description of the cutouts, available via, reads.

Fans can submit photos of themselves, family members or even pets that can be placed together in the stadium and will be sent photos to show where their cutouts are located.

Season ticket holders can purchase the cutouts for $50 and get “high exposure” placement in the stadium while while non-season ticket holders can purchase them for $75 and be placed in the end zone. Students can also purchase cutouts for $50 to

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Beth D. Benedix, DePauw University and Steven Volk, Oberlin College and Conservatory

(THE CONVERSATION) In their newly released book, “The Post-Pandemic Liberal Arts College,” Steven Volk, emeritus professor of history at Oberlin College, and Beth D. Benedix, professor of world literature, religious studies and community engagement at DePauw University, call for small liberal arts colleges – that is, those with 3,000 students or fewer – to not just respond to the economic pressures of the pandemic, but to make themselves anew. Here, the authors answer questions about what changes need to occur.

Will COVID-19 be the death of small liberal arts colleges?

Beth D. Bendedix: Dozens of these colleges, which are colleges that offer a broad-based education and are less vocationally centered, already have collapsed.

And anywhere from an estimated 10% to 20% of

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For a nation reeling from the coronavirus, Donald Trump’s announcement, early Friday morning, Oct. 2, that he and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpEric Trump falsely calls president’s coronavirus treatment a vaccine Trump rallies supporters at White House in first event since COVID-19 diagnosis Christie released from the hospital after COVID-19 diagnosis MORE had tested positive for the disease represented the perfect teachable moment.

On the one hand, it could not have come at a worse time. After a couple months of decline, over 20 states reported a daily increase in new COVID-19 cases. The NFL was forced to postpone several games. Many college campuses started classes, only to close weeks later, due to a resurgence of new cases. The death toll surpassed 200,000. With schools, restaurants, and businesses reopening, health experts warned of a fall resurgence.

On the other hand, Trump’s diagnosis came at just the right time. Assuming,

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It also helped that she was no longer able to go out for meals and had to cook at home, where she prepared healthy meals for herself, like chicken, fish and salads. Rather than vodka on the rocks, her previous cocktail of choice, she diluted her vodka with mineral water and a splash of cranberry juice. “Quarantine gave me time to be creative with the meals I was eating,” she said.

Another reason many people gained weight is that they stopped planning their meals in advance. Without planning ahead, they would just grab whatever was available.

“Before shelter in place they would prep their meals and sort of had a plan,” said Dr. Rami Bailony, the co-founder and chief executive of Enara Health, a digital membership weight loss clinic. “Once Covid hit they thought they could cook something up that was healthy. But once you’re thinking about eating in the

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