Online lenders' financial backers agree to double relief for borrowers
A national settlement sparked by Virginians feeling stung by online lenders is about to double in size — bringing refunds and debt cancellation totaling $866 million.The money is coming from the venture capitalists who funded the enterprise, a debt collection firm and the online firm’s former president.They all deny any wrongdoing.Under the settlement, venture capitalists Sequoia Capital and TCV, along with National Credit Adjusters, agreed to refund a bit more than $50 million to more than 1 million people who borrowed money from Plain Green LLC, which claimed to be owned by the Chippewa Cree...
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)
A misidentified moment from the Game of the Century
On the 49th anniversary of the Game of the Century, it’s time to set the record straight about the above photo from the classic 1971 Nebraska-Oklahoma clash in Norman.The image, apparently shot by a Lincoln Journal Star photographer, has been described in a number of publications as showing the winning touchdown, scored by Jeff Kinney with 1:38 remaining. It is noted that a block by fullback Maury Damkroger is helping to clear the way.For years, a copy of the image was displayed in the now-defunct Touchdown Club, the late Butch Rasmussen’s Husker-centric sports bar in North Platte. Several yea...
Azerbaijan, US universities sign strategic partnership agreement
By Ayya LmahamadAzerbaijan State Agrarian University and Oklahoma State University signed an agreement on strategic partnership in education, the Agrarian Ministry website has reported.The agreement includes provisions for expanding cooperation in the education and research spheres between the universities. The signed document corresponds to the nature of fruitful cooperation between Azerbaijan and the state of Oklahoma, which has been developing over the years.Moreover, the agreement envisaged the exchange of specialists and researches between the universities, as well as increased cooperatio...
Biden likely to help states increase health care access
President Donald Trump has spent four years trying to undermine the Affordable Care Act. President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to bolster the law and give states new tools to expand coverage.Among them: more money and additional guides to help people buy health insurance on the ACA exchanges; support for states that want to allow more people onto Medicaid rather than fewer; and a crackdown on health care plans that don’t offer the minimum benefits required by Obamacare.Unlike the Biden health care idea that has attracted the most attention — the addition of a Medicare-like public option to the...
David Murphy: Is NBA free agency quiet or a little too quiet for the Sixers?
You know the Sixers are fun again when Zhaire Smith gets traded for Tony Bradley and you’re examining it the same way you would a papyrus scroll containing a Gnostic Gospel. Maybe the greatest trick Daryl Morey ever pulled was convincing the world that he doesn’t exist in a world where a team needs three players capable of logging minutes at the five spot.Granted, the writing of those two sentences all but guarantees that, by the time you read this, Bradley will be on his way to his third team in 24 hours, and the entire NBA will be oohing and ahhing at how a replacement-level fourth-year cent...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Nets agree to deal with veteran forward Jeff Green
NEW YORK — The Nets continue to build a roster in Kevin Durant’s vision, agreeing to terms with veteran forward Jeff Green. Durant and Green have a relationship dating back to their days as teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder.The Nets’ acquisition of Green addresses a key need for a floor-spacing, versatile two-way player at the four. He has played this role on a number of potential contenders, including last season’s Houston Rockets and the 2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers.“This is deeper than basketball, me and Jeff,” Durant said after facing Green as an opponent following Game 1 of the 2018 N...
New York Daily News
1970 Day by Day: Nov. 20
1970.11.20 Don Forsythe predictions, Oklahoma week · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com1970 Nebraska-Oklahoma game lineups · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com1970 Nebraska-Oklahoma pregame DMR · The Des Moines Register · Newspapers.com1970.11.20 Nebraska-Oklahoma pregame · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com1970.11 Nebraska-Oklahoma gameday 1/5 Sat, Nov 21, 1970 – 11 · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com1970.11 Nebraska-Oklahoma gameday 2/5 Sat, Nov 21, 1970 – 11 · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com1970.11 Nebraska-Oklahoma gameday 3/5 Sat, Nov 21, 1970 – 11 · The Lincoln Star · Newspape...
Captain Comics: 2 great graphic novels
Staying at home due to COVID is the perfect time to catch up on reading. Here are two primo graphic novels I practically inhaled this week:THE NEIL GAIMAN LIBRARY VOLUME 1 HCDark Horse Books, $49.99Normally an anthology is hit or miss, but this one is written entirely by geek royalty Neil Gaiman, which is sure-fire. And the art, while covering a wide range of styles, never veers into the unpalatable.This book is the first in a series collecting the Gaiman stories adapted to comics (the second is already being solicited for Nov. 24). There are four stories, all of them well-developed standalone...
Tribune News Service
Dennis Anderson: It's a Minnesota stop for pair angling to land 50 state fish
MINNEAPOLIS — During a Nov.10 snowstorm, Luke Konson and Daniel Balserak cruised across the Interstate 94 St. Croix River Bridge into Minnesota. The Honda van they drove had north of 150,000 miles on it, and behind the vehicle’s two front seats was enough fishing tackle to catch everything from striped bass to weakfish, brook trout to American shad.And, with some luck, walleyes.Konson, 18, and Balserak, 19, had intended to be freshman roommates at Clemson University in South Carolina this fall. But the prospect of living college virtually, one Zoom class after another, held no appeal.So they d...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
1970 Day by Day: Nov. 17
1970.11.16 College football polls · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com1970.11 Nebraska NCAA stats · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com1970.11.17 Oklahoma practice Tuesday · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com1970.11 Oklahoma comments, Fairbanks and Lacewell · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com1970.11 Hal Brown column, Oklahoma week · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.comSAVED SEARCHEShttps://www.newspapers.com/search/#query=devaney&ymd=1970-11-18&p_place=NEhttps://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nebraska?fname=devaney&lname=&fullname=&rgfromDate=&rgtoDate=&formDate=11%2F18%...