Ohio University point guard’s backstory goes viral as he drops 31 points vs. Illinois

Jason Preston isn’t your run-of-the-mill basketball player.

The Ohio Bobcats point guard worked his tail off to get a chance to play Division I basketball, and his backstory went viral Friday as his team took on No. 8 Illinois.


ESPN broadcasters shed light on his story during the game. Preston’s mother died about five years ago and while his father was not in the picture, he went to live with his mom’s best friend’s son in Orlando, Fla., as his legal guardian lived in Jamaica.

He didn’t have plans to play college basketball, but one of his friends convinced him to play in an AAU tournament and a coach convinced him to go to prep school before attending college. At Believe Sports Academy, he started out on the C-level basketball team and made it to the A-level team before being demoted again.

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College student fired from Sherwin-Williams after his paint-mixing TikTok videos go viral

A college student who had been working part-time at a Sherwin-Williams store in Ohio was fired in July when the company discovered he was posting paint-mixing videos on TikTok, according to a report.

Currently his channel, @tonesterpaints, has more than 1.4 million followers.

Tony Piloseno had been using his account to show his company what it could do on social media by marketing its brand to a younger audience, he told Buzzfeed News.

Piloseno would mix different colors of paint to create new colors. He would also experiment with blueberries, a quarter coin, and even beer.

According to termination papers Piloseno provided to BuzzFeed News, the official cause of his termination was “gross misconduct,” that included “wasting properties [and] facilities” due to making the videos during work hours and using company equipment, and “seriously embarrassing the company or its products.”

A company spokesperson later admitted he was fired due to

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Twist Bioscience Expands Infectious Disease Product Line Adding Comprehensive Viral Panel

— Panel Distinguishes Between More than 3,000 Different infectious Diseases —

Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), a company enabling customers to succeed through its offering of high-quality synthetic DNA using its silicon platform, today announced the availability of the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel, a next-generation sequencing (NGS) panel that includes more than 3,000 viral genomes to enable identification of new and divergent viral species in a single sample. The panel will be bundled with an analysis platform from One Codex to enable an easy-to-use, complete end-to-end workflow that begins from the Twist library preparation and target enrichment panel and continues through publication-ready visualizations.

“With a renewed focus on public health and the impact of viral identification and containment, we are launching the Twist Comprehensive Viral Research Panel for researchers globally,” said Emily M. Leproust, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of Twist Bioscience. “We do not know when the next pandemic

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Cambridge University launches new anti-fake news game to teach online users how to keep misinformation from going viral

  • Cambridge University has launched a new online game that educates players on the dangers of fake news by plunging them into a world of misinformation.
  • The aim behind it is to stop the spread of fake news by pre-bunking it.
  • The game takes just ten minutes to play and runs you through four short levels that expose the top manipulation techniques witnessed in today’s online world.

It’s not always easy to tell real news apart from fake news, especially in a world where misinformation trends faster than facts. However, a new game by Cambridge University called Harmony Square wants to change that status quo by getting ahead of the problem — or ‘pre-bunking’ fake news.

“Trying to debunk misinformation after it has spread is like shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted. By pre-bunking, we aim to stop the spread of fake news in the first place,” said

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Meet the 6-year-old boy behind the viral ABC ‘career rap’

One 6-year-old in Memphis, Tennessee, has a very bright future ahead of him.

In a video that has gone viral on Facebook with more than 225,000 shares, Sam White raps about possible career opportunities for each letter of the alphabet.

From gastroenterologist to intelligence officer, Sam sings about what each occupation entails. Sample lyrics: “You can be an ‘L’ you can be a lawyer, cause people need to know their rights. You can be an ‘M’ mobile app developer like the people that made Fornite.”

The first grader’s dad, Bobby White, who co-wrote “You Can Be ABCs,” is seen dancing along in the background.

“I want Sam to know about all the amazing opportunities that are out there waiting for him,” Bobby TODAY Parents. “Kids learning early on to be passionate about careers sets them up to do better in school because they are working toward something.”

At the moment,

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Viral Blockers Assists Belmont University with COVID Preparations for Final Presidential Debate

Viral Blockers Assists Belmont University with COVID Preparations for Final Presidential Debate

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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Oct. 22, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Viral Blockers, Inc. a leading US supplier of sneeze guards, acrylic cubicle extenders and custom acrylic partitions provides custom sneeze guards to Belmont University– the university hosting the final presidential debate.

Viral Blockers is a leading provider of Sneeze Guards and social distancing products
Viral Blockers is a leading provider of Sneeze Guards and social distancing products

Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee has been a leader in protecting its students and faculty since the beginning of pandemic by ordering various sizes of the popular sneeze guards sold on their web site 

Since the beginning of the pandemic Viral Blockers has been ready for our customers with sneeze guards of all sizes. Sneeze guards protect both employees and visitors by providing a reliable barrier so people don’t get too close to each other

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Rare Two-Headed Shark Found By Fisherman, Photos Go Viral

A rare baby shark with two heads was discovered by a fisherman off Palghar coast in the Indian state of Maharashtra last week.

The fisherman, identified as Nitin Patil, threw the six-inch shark back into the sea after taking a few photos of it.

“We do not eat such small fish, especially sharks, so I thought it was strange but decided to throw it anyway,” Patil told local daily the Hindustan Times.

He then showed the photos to other fishermen who told him that it was a rare anomaly. The fishermen in turn shared the photos with researchers from the Indian Council for Agricultural Research – Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CMFRI).

The researchers confirmed that the discovery was a very rare documentation.

“Our records show that double-headed sharks are very rarely reported along the Indian coast. This species appears to be the embryo of the spadenose shark (Scoliodon laticaudus)

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