Saint Leo University To Host Training Camp For Toronto Raptors

ST. LEO, FL — Saint Leo University announced the Toronto Raptors will use the university’s Marion Bowman Activities Center as the site of their 2020-21 pre-season training camp.

The Bowman Center, the permanent home of the Saint Leo Lions NCAA Division II basketball teams, has been unable to welcome many outside visitors since coronavirus precautions forced a postponement of competitive college play.

The Raptors are not able to play in Toronto due to Canada-U.S. border restrictions regarding the coronavirus and made the decision to temporarily relocate to Tampa. The Raptors will use Saint Leo University facilities through Dec. 11 as they prepare for the NBA regular season.

“We are excited to host the Toronto Raptors as they prepare for the start of their 2020-21 season,” said Saint Leo University Athletic Director Francis X. Reidy. “We are thrilled the Bowman Center can be ‘We the South’ for a few weeks while

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St. Leo University ready to host NBA’s Raptors for training camp

ST. LEO, Fla. — St. Leo University is all set to host a training camp for the Toronto Raptors.

It turns out St. Leo’s basketball coach Lance Randall’s friendship with Raptors coach Nick Nurse goes back 20 years when both coached in Europe.

Raptors officials visited the small campus near Dade City and liked what they saw.

“We have a unique setting. I think we fit with what a head coach would want for a training camp. We are a little bit sequestered, but we are close. Thirty minutes to downtown Tampa,” said Randall.

School officials say they’ve been very strict in following health guidelines and, because of that, managed to maintain a relatively low number of COVID-19 cases.

St. Leo is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation, founded in 1889 by Benedictine Monks.

“I’m like Saint Leo out of everybody? We are in a remote location.

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Peyton Manning to Host ‘College Bowl’ Reboot on NBC | Bleacher Report

Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning walks to the field before an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

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Former NFL star Peyton Manning will host a reboot of College Bowl on NBC, according to Variety‘s Janet W. Lee, who noted the show is going straight-to-series with a 10-episode run.

The quiz show features teams of college students from 12 schools going head-to-head in a bracketed tournament, with the champions awarded “life-changing scholarships”. 

“I’ve always loved intense college competition, so I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing back College Bowl,” Manning said. “Having personally seen the profound impact scholarships can make on deserving students, I can’t wait for the moment when we get to award life-changing scholarships to the winning team.”

The show originally aired over the radio in the 1950s before transitioning to television on CBS and later NBC.

NFL broadcasters have long sought after Manning to hop into the booth as an analyst for prime-time football games. NBC seems to

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Stony Brook University Athletics To Host Blood Drive On Campus

STONY BROOK, NY — New York Blood Center [NYBC] is teaming up with Stony Brook University Athletics to host a blood drive on campus. The event is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Island Federal Credit Union Arena, Pritchard Gymnasium, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook.

“This blood drive is important as young donors are critical to the blood supply and the majority of college blood drives have been canceled since the onset of the pandemic,” the blood center wrote in a news release.

Before the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, mobile blood drives hosted by high schools, colleges, businesses and other organizations made up roughly 75 percent of the region’s incoming blood supply, but the number of blood drives has dropped by two-thirds this year due to the pandemic, according to NYBC. It began hosting a limited number of drives again this summer. However, they are

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In-plane antiferromagnets host a rich class of particle-like spin textures

In-plane antiferromagnets host a rich class of particle-like spin textures
The spin texture of an antiferromagnetic bimeron dimer. Credit: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Compared with the chiral spin textures in ferromagnets, their antiferromagnetic counterparts can be manipulated by spin currents with a more direct approach due to the absence of the skyrmion Hall effect, and much lower power consumption, as well. So far, most research has focused on isolated excitation in perpendicular antiferromagnetic spin systems, for example, skyrmion solitons. Meanwhile, the characteristics and the related physics of its in-plane analog, the bimeron, remain elusive.

Recently, an international research team from China, Japan, Australia, Poland, Slovakia and the United Kingdom theoretically investigated the current-excited dynamics of topologically nontrivial bimeron solitons and their clusters in an antiferromagnetic thin film with in-plane magnetic anisotropy.

They found that bimerons, similar to general antiferromagnetic quasi-particles, can be manipulated by spin currents. Their dynamics, however, show a strong dependence on the direction of

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Ascendis Pharma A/S to Host Virtual Oncology R&D Day on Friday, November 20

Event will provide an overview of how Ascendis is applying its TransCon technology platform and its unique algorithm for product innovation to the therapeutic area of oncology

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ascendis Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ASND), a biopharmaceutical company that utilizes its innovative TransCon™ technologies to create product candidates that address unmet medical needs, today announced that the company will host a virtual Oncology R&D Day on Friday, November 20, 2020.

The event will provide an overview on the company’s strategy to apply the TransCon technology platform, which has been clinically validated in endocrinology rare disease, to our second therapeutic area of oncology to create product opportunities that have the potential to represent a paradigm shift in treating patients with cancer.

The event will include updates on Ascendis’ two leading oncology programs: TransCon TLR7/8 Agonist and TransCon IL-2 β/γ, for

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Long Island University’s Global Service Institute Chair, Famed Broadcaster Rita Cosby to Host Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Nov. 12

BROOKVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Headliners of Service virtual speaker series at Long Island University’s Global Service Institute will continue on Thursday, Nov. 12 at Noon EST, with a live conversation with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Moderated by Global Service Institute Chair and acclaimed journalist Rita Cosby, the complimentary virtual lecture will be held through Zoom, open to the public, and will follow with a live Q&A period for viewers.

Ms. Cosby and former Prime Minister Olmert will discuss the global significance of this month’s U.S. presidential election, the importance of the U.S.-Israeli alliance, the historic peace accords between Israel, the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan, his time in the Israeli Defense Forces and in public office, as well as Israel’s mandatory national military service for its citizens.

To register for the lecture, please visit

The Headliners of Service monthly

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Western Michigan University ROTC to host Veterans Day blood drive

KALAMAZOO, MI — Western Michigan University’s ROTC program is hosting a Veterans Day blood drive this week.

a person sitting in a chair: Ruth Barrett, of Kalamazoo, waits to donate blood during the 34th Annual American Red Cross Christmas Eve Blood Drive held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo, Dec. 24, 2018.

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Ruth Barrett, of Kalamazoo, waits to donate blood during the 34th Annual American Red Cross Christmas Eve Blood Drive held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo, Dec. 24, 2018.

The ROTC department is partnering with the American Red Cross for its community blood drive from noon to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Wesley Foundation, 820 Rankin Ave. on WMU’s campus, according to a press release from the ROTC.


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“Hosting a blood drive coincides with WMU’s Army ROTC core values of giving back to the community,” said Cris Obreiter, blood drive coordinator. “With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor.”

Interested donors can sign up on

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Biocom Institute to Host Veterans Life Science Symposium for Veterans of the Military

Biocom Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports life science innovation by strengthening the workforce and leaders of tomorrow, today announced the organization is hosting the annual Veteran’s Life Science Symposium, a virtual event catered towards active military and veterans exploring career opportunities in the life sciences. The interactive career symposium will occur Tuesday, November 17 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PT.

“Through programs like the Veterans Life Science Symposium, the Biocom Institute provides transitioning active duty military service members and veterans the information, support and mentorship needed to successfully pursue careers in the life science industry,” said Karmin Noar, executive director of Biocom Institute. “By creating opportunities to connect with former military professionals who have successfully navigated this transition, we hope to encourage those looking to apply the unique skillset they’ve gained through their service to a career in the life sciences.”

The event will feature presentations from top

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Quarterback Will Rogers draws first career start for Mississippi State as Bulldogs host Vanderbilt

STARKVILLE, Miss. – As Mississippi State kicks off against Vanderbilt on Saturday, it might be the dawning of a new era for the Bulldogs.

True freshman quarterback Will Rogers is drawing his first career start for MSU. The Brandon, Mississippi, native saw action in three of State’s first three games this season, but had yet to begin a contest. That all changed on Saturday. 

Rogers drew the start instead of graduate transfer K.J. Costello, who had started all of Mississippi State’s five previous games this season. However, Costello was removed in favor of Rogers in each of the last three games. 

Injury necessitated Costello to leave last Saturday’s game at Alabama. When getting tackled, Costello’s head banged against the knee of a Crimson Tide defender. He was taken out of the game and never returned. It’s unknown if there are any lingering effects from that injury and MSU head coach

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