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“Battle of the Dorm”, Students Compete to Win Free Tuition

There’s an event where students in North America compete in a game called “Heroes of the Storm” made by Blizzard Entertainment.  The final event takes place on April 26, 2015.  The game show’s a genre of gameplay known as Team Brawler.

Heroes of the Dorm:

This event is an e-sports environment that allows players from universities and colleges all over North America to compete in a game called “Heroes of the Storm”. The winners of this game will receive free tuition from the event. The event was also broadcast from ESPN.

Team Brawler:

Players can compete with variety of heroes. There is a diverse battleground. Every battleground is different. Heroes can grow in power and abilities. This game works on team work and strategy play will allow the teams to win or not.
Heroes of the Storm:

The game is a multiplayer online arena battlefield. The game is made from Blizzard entertainment. The game has heroes from past Blizzard’s games such as Diablo, Warcraft, and Starcraft. The game present both freemium models and free to play scenarios. Blizzard has generated a new game genre for this game known as “Hero Brawler”. The game will be released on June 2, 2015.

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New England Patriots Decimate Indianapolis Colts in their NFL Game at Indianapolis

Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati BengalsThe game between Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots which was held on Sunday started off on a very boring note and by the end of the first half the Patriots were down 14-10, but it was an altogether different story in the second half as Tom Brady and the entire New England Patriots team got really mad. Although Brady didn’t win the game single-handedly for the Patriots, but he was responsible for one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history. In the end, Patriots won the game in a handsome fashion with a scoreline of 42-20.

Jonas Gray was another player who performed exceptionally well in the game. The unheralded player who is not very popular outside of Boston rushed for 199 yards and scored four touchdowns. Interestingly, the owner of the Patriots, Robert Kraft had stopped Gray in the stadium on Saturday, before the team left for the airport to get on their flight to Indianapolis. He told him that he will be having a great game in the coming week and his prediction turned out to be entirely true. The player who was just a practice squad player couldn’t really believe what happened.

What makes his achievement even more astonishing is the fact that no other Patriots player had ever scored a whopping four touchdowns in just one game before.

Gray’s story is one that could inspire many players who just keep grinding through the season in the practice squad and would never get an opportunity to play at the big stage. He spent his first season in the NFL with Miami Dolphins. There he spent most of the time in rehab as he never got the chance to play or practice. He was in the sidelines for New England as well, but a serious injury to Stevan Ridley changed his fortunes. With this victory, the Patriots have gained complete control of AFC.

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U.S. Ice Skaters Win Gold at Winter Olympics

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It has been an exciting 2014 Winter Olympics for ice skaters Meryl Davis and Charlie White. On February 17, 2014, the pair scored a new personal best with a 116.63 to bring home the first gold medal of these Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. On February 16, 2014, the pair won the short dance to give them the lead going into Monday’s event. They led Team USA to a bronze medal on February 11, 2014, with a score of 114.24. Team USA consisted of Jeremy Abbott, Jason Brown, Marissa Castelli, Gracie Gold, Simon Shnapir, and Ashley Wagner.

Shortly after winning the gold on Monday, Meryl said,[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]Excellent is a word to describe it. I felt like I was in a dream. Everything is coming together.[/quote]

Meanwhile, Charlie said, [quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]We were just in our zone, so we could go out and skate like that. It felt awesome. When we were going out, we said, ‘Let’s do it for each other’. We love skating. We’re not thinking. We’re letting it flow.”[/quote]

The pair told the story of a Persian king and the lady who took care of him while dancing a flawless routine to the music of Sheherazade. They received level 4 for all elements, and straight tens across the board for composition/choreography, interpretation, and timing. Marina Zoueva, Oleg Epstein, and Johnny John coach the pair. The routine is choreographed by Marina Zoueva and Derek Hough.

The pair has been skating together since 1997, and handedly defeated the second place team of Tessa Virtue and Scott Mair for Team Canada. The two teams are friendly rivals who train together in Detroit at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena.  Finishing in third place in Monday’s event were Elera Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov for Russia.

Winning is nothing new for Davis and White. Among their many credits are:

  • 2013 World Champions
  • 2011 World Champions
  • 2010 Olympic silver medalist
  • 2009-2014 U.S. Champions
  • 2009-2013 Grand Prix Final Champions

While receiving flowers and congratulations following their routine, the medals will not be presented until tomorrow.

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Bill Nye Creation Debate

There was a debate held recently between Bill Nye also known as ‘The Science Guy‘ and Ken Ham, the head of Creation Museum. This debate was organized at the Ham’s Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. There was no real surprise after the debate was over as things went about as expected. Both of them countered each others statement one after the other and this went for the entire duration of 165 minutes of their debate.

Nye who was backing the facts of science argued that earth was billions of years old and was created when the big bang occurred. On the other hand , Ham a devout Christian proclaimed that the earth was created by God just 6000 years back.

Nye who seemed to be getting the upper hand over the debate was citing examples of how even the most religious people are convinced that the earth is much much older than what the holy Bible tells us.

Ken Ham who was on the defensive majority of the time during the debate was not at all buying the theory of evolution. Nye kept on telling that humans cannot avoid science for biblical beliefs. If they do so, they cannot move forward. According to him, invention and innovation will stop if we keep on believing all the beliefs of the bible. Nye was directly engaging with the audience and telling them to keep looking and keep searching, while Ham always used the bible as his defense. When they were both asked if there is any possibility of them changing their rigid mindset, Ham was outright in saying no while Nye said that he just needed one simple proof of anything that bible proclaimed about the formation of earth.

Many scientists were critical of Nye getting into a debate with Ham when there was nothing to debate about. However, the debate was successful in filling up the auditorium of the Creation museum where people hardly come otherwise.

Youtube video by Answers in Genesis, copyright 2014.