MORE TNF: DraftKings Showdown | Ravens-Jets start ’em, sit ’em | Betting previewIs Lamar Jackson playing Thursday night?OFFICIAL UPDATE: Lamar Jackson is officially ACTIVE for Thursday Night Football.Every sign points to Jackson playing. Multiple reports indicated an improvement in Jackson’s movement from Monday to Tuesday at practice, and Jackson told reporters he’d just had a little scare after taking a hit to the quad on his 61-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Hurst last Sunday. WEEK 15 NON-PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerAfter Tuesday’s practice, Jackson confirmed to reporters that he’ll play Thursday, saying “I’ll be out there Thursday night.” WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIf that wasn’t enough confirmation for you, Jackson’s full practice participation Wednesday basically sets it in stone. Barring some weird pregame tweak potentially stopping him from playing and forcing Robert Griffin III into a starting role, Jackson will be out there.Regardless of whether Jackson can move around as well as he normally can, you’re starting him in every fantasy league once his active status is made official at about 6:50 p.m. ET on Thursday night. Lamar Jackson (quad) is questionable for Ravens vs. Jets on Thursday Night Football. Jackson apparently sustained the quad injury last Sunday against Buffalo. He was a limited participant on the Ravens’ practice report Monday and Tuesday before being a full participant Wednesday. With Week 15 being right in the middle of the fantasy playoffs, Jackson’s fantasy football owners need him starting and will surely be checking for updates until the official active/inactive is released. We’ll have updates below in the meantime and right up until kickoff. For more fantasy news, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.
After erecting that beautiful, imposing structure at ELWA Junction, which now houses the Liberia Revenue Authority, the National Social Security Corporation (NASSCORP) quickly acquired the property next door and is now putting up another multistoried building, which they say is to be used for a diagnostic center to help modernize the nation’s healthcare delivery system. This new building is very near completion and NASSCORP Managing Director Dewitt von Balmoos yesterday told the Daily Observer that the diagnostic center should be in operation by mid-year.Asked how he came to think of such an important facility which is not too common around here, he joked, “Every now and then I come up with some bright ideas.”But there is more that this young, dynamic and visionary public servant and his great public corporation are doing. Now they have nearly completed their new headquarters at 24th Street. We guess that within a year they will be moving in. The building NASSCORP currently occupies is also its own, but he said it has grown too small for its operations, so they had to acquire more land, on which they have now built their new head office.And to demonstrate that NASSCORP is not just a big organization, but one with a big heart, it has shown compassion for its new 24th Street neighbors. NASSCORP has constructed a concrete road leading from its building at Tubman Boulevard leading all the way to the Atlantic beach where 24th Street ends. This has made NASSCORP’s new neighbors very happy, for during the Rains they have had to contend with a lot of water and even mud; while during the Dry, there is the swirling dust.One thing more we have recently learnt of NASSCORP. Mr. von Balmoos says they plan to build regional offices in every county, and are later this week traveling to Kakata, Margibi County to inspect their nearly completed headquarters there.We wonder how those who ran NASSCORP during the Doe, Taylor and Gyude Bryant regimes feel today? Many of them did nothing but loot the corporation, and when the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration took them, among others, to court, the Liberian courts gave them a carte blanche passage to freedom! They and some other looters, not only from NASSCORP but even the Finance and other Ministries, built big buildings in various parts of Monrovia, and are today boasting that they are rich. What riches when you have to bow your heads in public, self-convicted with the guilt of ill-gotten “wealth?” Jesus asks the question, “What does it profit a man—or person—if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?”We wonder further what happened to all the financial resources of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) under the watch of its powerful former Commissioner, Binyah Kesselly. Yes, the LMA paved a good part of the Marshall Road, and fixed its training buildings in Marshall City. Maritime also paid for workers to keep the Monrovia beaches clean—for a while. But where else did Maritime’s millions of United States dollars go? We pray that most other public servants will emulate the pristine example of DeWitt von Balmoos, NASSCORP Managing Director. Would that we had more public servants like him, Liberia would be one of the fastest developing nations in Africa. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Lego Acropolis that has attracted more than 100,000 visitors at Nicholson Museum in Sydney will now be seen by millions of people on the other side of the world in its new home, the Acropolis Museum. The Nicholson Museum has graciously donated the Lego piece to the Acropolis museum, after they themselves asked if they could borrow the work to attract younger visitors.“After a sleepless night, finding difficult to believe how honourable the Greek request was, I got back to the museum and said no, they couldn’t borrow it. We’d give it to them for free!” Nicholson Museum senior curator Michael Turner said. The mammoth Lego Acropolis took creator Ryan McNaught 300 hours to build and used more than 120,000 LEGO bricks.The piece has recreated what the Acropolis looked liked in its prime, with the Parthenon standing completed next to the Temple of Nike, all accessible from a Lego Propylaea.Throughout the maze of buildings and temples, you’ll find little Lego Oedipus, Lego Lord Elgin and Lego Theseus in the labyrinth facing a LEGO Minotaur.Some new additions will give someone with a good eye a bit of a chuckle, with a Lego Elton John performing in the Theatre of Dionysus.Mr McNaught is the only Lego-certified professional in the southern hemisphere and built the Nicholson Museum’s extremely popular Lego Colosseum that attracted 90,000 visitors in 2012. Curator Michael Turner says he wants to show an example with his gift. “Maybe the British Museum refuses to give back the Elgin Marbles but we will offer an entire Acropolis as a gift to the Acropolis Museum.”The Nicholson Museum will replace the space in January with a new model, this time a Lego Pompeii.Source: Greekreporter Australia