Eagles’ Chris Long announces retirement after 11 NFL seasons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long announced his retirement from football Saturday night, ending an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

Long posted his decision on Twitter , with a tweet that included a picture of his right hand holding up a red cup with a grassy field, trees and mountains in the background.

"Cheers," Long wrote. "Been a hell of a journey. Eleven years and I can honestly say I put my soul into every minute of it. Highs and lows. I’ve seen them both and I appreciate the perspective. Gratitude and love to those who lifted me up."

The 33-year-old son of Hall of Famer Howie Long had 70 career sacks and 15 forced fumbles in stints with the Rams, Patriots and Eagles. He won back-to-back championships with the Patriots (2017) and Eagles (2018). Long was selected last February as the league’s Walter Payton Award recipient for his outstanding community service.

He established the Chris Long Foundation in 2015 to impact communities nationally and internationally through programs focusing on clean water, military appreciation, and youth education.

In 2017, Long donated his entire salary to support education in cities where he has played: St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia.

Last year, Long climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with other NFL players and some U.S. military veterans to raise money to build clean water wells for East Africa.

He was the second overall pick in the 2008 draft by the Rams out of Virginia. Long spent his first eight seasons in St. Louis before signing with New England as a free agent in 2016. He played his final two seasons with Philadelphia after joining the Eagles as a free agent.

"Chris was everything that we thought he was and even more — not only as a great player for our football team, but also in the community," the Eagles said in a statement posted on their website. "There aren’t many players who can say they won back-to-back Super Bowls and the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

"He accomplished both with class and grace. There’s no question that his work ethic combined with his unique talent made him into one of the greatest of this era’s professional athletes."

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Gobles High School dazzles prom 2019 with Garden of Lights theme

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MARCELLUS, MI– Students from Gobles High School headed to a barn venue in Marcellus for prom 2019.

The prom was held on Saturday, May 11, at Gable Hill with a Garden of Lights theme.

Bright lights illuminated the dance floor as students danced throughout the night.

MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette will cover Kalamazoo Central High School prom next weekend.

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Richardson Car Wreck Lawyer Stresses Medical Care After Car Accidents

Richardson, TX / April 16, 2019 / — Richardson personal injury attorneys, Herbert Law Group, have announced a recent addition to their website blog. Their recent article focuses on the need for seeking medical attention after a minor car accident and is an important addition to their blog which highlights crucial personal injury topics.

“When you’ve been involved in any type of automobile or motorcycle accident, the most important thing is to seek immediate medical attention, even if the accident was minor,” said Richardson car wreck lawyer, Attorney Zach Herbert founder of Herbert Law Group. “Too often we see people neglect to get the medical care they need, leading to more serious injuries and possibly reducing the integrity of their personal injury case.”

In their recent blog titled “Top Reasons To Seek Medical Care After A Minor Automobile Accident,” Herbert Law Group stresses the importance of receiving a medical assessment after a minor Dallas car accident. Certain injuries, such as those that include soft tissue, can take hours or days for painful symptoms to appear. Receiving medical care immediately following an accident gives a doctor the chance to recognize these injuries before they get worse.

“While your health should always be your number one priority, there are other reasons that you want to see a doctor immediately after being involved in a minor car accident,” added Herbert. “Insurance adjusters are going to examine a person’s medical records following an accident. Not receiving immediate care can greatly influence their decisions in what they’re willing to cover in terms of damages.”

In their blog, Herbert Law Group also points out that failing to receive a medical assessment immediately following a minor car accident in Texas can have an impact on the damages that a person is awarded in a personal injury case. This holds true regardless of how severe the injuries are determined to be later on down the road.

While it may seem unnecessary at the time, Hebert Law Group wants people to know that prompt medical care is important for protecting both their physical wellbeing and financial health after a car wreck in Texas.

If you’ve been involved in an automobile accident, Herbert Law Group encourages you to seek medical attention for an assessment. If you are injured, there are steps you can take to recover damages. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Herbert Law Group invite you to contact them for a consultation. You can also learn more about protecting yourself after any type of motor vehicle accident or read other important personal injury law topics on their website blog.

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Texas Clinical Research Company Announces Expansion and New Quality Assurance Initiative

Dr. Andrew Kim joined the Chicago team in September of 2018, and has spent over 5 years in clinical research and 10 years in clinical practice. He stated, “I am very excited to be part of the Pillar Clinical Research team in Chicago. We are humbled to be playing a role in helping advance medical research on potential cutting edge treatment options for psychiatric disorders and hope that we can be a vital resource for our surrounding communities in the Chicago area."Dr. Fayz Hudefi joined Pillar in April of 2019 as Investigator at the Northwest Arkansas site. Dr. Hudefi says, “I believe that Pillar provides me with a great research platform to meet my personal goals of community service through bringing new medications to help those who struggle with various diseases.” Nichole Gutierrez, Site Director, echoes his sentiment, “I am so excited to continue the Pillar focus on participant care and research quality. Through our community partnerships, we look forward to emphasizing the importance of research to the future of mental health treatment, as well as decreasing the stigma of mental illness.”Additionally, in the first quarter of 2019, Kristen Maxwell was added as the Director of Quality Assurance. She has extensive experience with IQVIA and is overseeing the harmonization and implementation of best practices across sites. Ms. Maxwell said of her role, “I joined Pillar Clinical Research after working in the clinical research industry for 18 years in different roles. I’m pleased I can fully utilize my unique perspective and organizational skill set within an industry leading research organization.”CEO, Brian Craig, states, “We are finding our participant care and research excellence is attractive to many researchers as evidenced by our continued growth. Dr. Kim and Dr. Hudefi share our vision for human subject protection, scientific excellence, community focus, and have a proven track record of success. They strengthen our ability to offer the best clinical research resources at a local and national level. Furthermore, the addition Ms. Maxwell demonstrates our commitment to quality as a growing company in a dynamic industry. I am excited for the future of drug development.”Pillar was originally founded in Texas 2006. The company has set itself apart through best in class research services as well as a focus on participant care, and the new facilities will carry on this tradition of excellence. Pillar is proud of a long history of collaboration with CROs, industry vendors, and clinical based technology providers. Please visit pillarcr.com to learn more about the organization and how they may be able to serve you!

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165TH QM AIRBORNE JUMP

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U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to, the 165th Quartermaster (Riggers) and the 982nd Combat Camera Company (Airborne), conduct an Airborne Jump out of UH-60 Mike Model Black Hawk Helicopter onto Silver Comet Drop Zone, Paulding County Airport, Dallas, GA; April 13, 2019. These Paratroopers are jumping to stay current on jump status, and be proficient Paratroopers. (U.S. Army Reserve video by Staff Sgt. Austin Berner)

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In suit filed by state, judge rules for newly incorporated city of Double Horn

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BURNET — With a stern admonishment to the Texas attorney general’s office, state District Judge Evan Stubbs ruled Wednesday for the newly incorporated city of Double Horn in a lawsuit that challenged the validity of the city’s status.

“Your motion for summary judgment, discovery and all of those things will ultimately cause these defendants a huge expense at the cost of taxpayer dollars,” Stubbs said to Ken Richardson, who was representing Paxton’s office. “So you’re asking me to authorize a lawsuit so you can bury these people in pleadings and paperwork?”

Stubbs said the city’s response appears to show that Double Horn is “a proper city” and the state’s lawsuit constitutes “an abuse of (its) office” to pursue a lawsuit that will ultimately show the city was properly incorporated.

The city of Double Horn — in the Spicewood area of Burnet County off Texas 71 — incorporated in December, with residents electing its first mayor and City Council last month. The 2-square-mile city includes a project site permitted in January to be developed as a rock crushing operation, or quarry, as well as the subdivision’s residential homes.

The city has said that one of the reasons it incorporated was to exert some level of restraint over the quarry’s operations.

The state’s lawsuit filed last month alleged Double Horn did not meet two of the state’s requirements to incorporate as a Type B general-law municipality.

Since the community comprises only homes, a community pool and an outdoor pavilion — without any stores, churches, schools, gas stations or a public building — Double Horn was merely a subdivision and didn’t function as a village or town before incorporating, as state law requires, according to the pleading. The state also argued that the quarry property wasn’t a part of the Double Horn community since its site is rural and the subdivision consists primarily of home sites and two businesses.

Richardson argued Wednesday that the court should only rule on the jurisdiction of the lawsuit and not consider whether the city was properly incorporated.

Double Horn legal consultant Andy Messer countered that the city’s actions to hold a legal election was integral to the hearing.

In his ruling, Stubbs said many other cities in similar situations as Double Horn have incorporated without interference from the attorney general’s office. However, he said, those cases did not involve a rock crushing plant, suggesting “this multimillion-dollar company out of New York has been pounding on the attorney general’s door to file this” lawsuit.

Spicewood Crushed Stone owns the quarry site and is a subsidiary of Dalrymple Construction Co. of Pine City, N.Y.

Finding that the attorney general’s office did not have a probability of winning the lawsuit, Stubbs denied the state’s request. “Tax dollars shouldn’t be used to pave the way for some multimillion-dollar company out of New York to come and make a bundle of money,” Stubbs said.

Double Horn Mayor Cathy Sereno said she was pleased with the decision.

“It was what we absolutely hoped for and believed should happen,” she said.

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San Francisco dessert festival sweetens up SOMA

Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday to gorge on noting but confections and coctails. The SweetSpotSF event hosted nearly 20 vendors, each with their own sweet treat on display.

The event donated a portion of proceeds to the SF-Marin Food Bank, which made the event even more sweet.

An attendee grabs a cupcake at SweetSpotSF at the SOMArts Cultural Center on Saturday, March 30, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

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NCAA Tournament live coverage: (7) BYU vs. (10) Auburn

BYU’s bench erupts after a three point shot by Brigham Young Cougars guard Brenna Chase (1) as BYU and Gonzaga women play for the WCC tournament championship at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

STANFORD, Calif. — The No. 7-seeded BYU women’s basketball team (25-6) begins NCAA Tournament play Saturday, taking on No. 10 seed Auburn (22-9). The winner plays winner of the Stanford-UC Davis game on Monday.

Tipoff: 1:30 p.m. MDT TV: ESPN2 Livestream: WatchESPN

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Digital Tsunami to Flood US by 2022

KDC recently broke ground on the data center south of its CityLine development in the Telecom Corridor.

RICHARDSON, TX—In anticipation of a data flood in the next three years, one data center is getting ahead of the downpour. When completed in summer 2019, a 130,000-square-foot powered shell data center is to be located in Dallas County, just south of KDC’s CityLine development in the Telecom Corridor. The site is at 1510 E. Lookout Dr. near the intersection of Plano Road and Lookout Drive.

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Consumer Finance – Payments and Reconciliation Operations Team Lead – Analyst – Richardson, TX

Consumer Finance – Payments and Reconciliation Operations Team Lead – Analyst – Richardson, TX

MORE ABOUT THIS JOB Consumer and Commercial Banking (CCBD)
Consumer and Commercial Banking brings innovative solutions to traditional banking activities. We are a global team of lenders, investors, risk managers, skilled marketers, web experts and banking specialists. We provide a suite of solutions to help our customers meet their personal financial goals. We make direct investments in, and risk manage, a portfolio of corporate loans and securities. And we help transform distressed communities through investments and loans of private capital.

Digital Finance Description
Digital Finance, a subdivision of CCBD , is composed of the firm’s digitally-led consumer businesses which include the global online consumer deposits business and the US online consumer lending business, the firm’s first-ever direct-to-consumer platform built from the ground up. Digital Finance combines the strength and heritage of a 150-year-old financial institution with the agility and entrepreneurial spirit of a tech start-up. This unique dynamic allows us to help our customers achieve financial progress through customizable solutions that are grounded in value, transparency and simplicity
We are seeking an operations manager to support delivery and manage our customer contact center and operations within the Consumer business. Candidates must have direct management experience in day-to-day back office operations processes and applications. Ideal candidates will have experience in all aspects of customer servicing, including payment issue remediation, reconciliations, exception handling, regulatory inquires, account updates and special handling cases, all with the ability to design and deliver world class servicing experiences. In this role, the candidate will be required to collaborate with team members across the contact center and Technology to design best in class customer experiences as well as the underlying agent facing and customer facing systems that deliver these experiences.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS Requirements:

Relevant industry expertise in a portfolio of large scale accounts 2-5+ years of experience with direct management of internal servicing operations Broad based knowledge of all aspects of contact center servicing, back office operations, investigation /resolution/reconciliation processes, including applicable regulatory requirements Knowledge of ACH, Lockbox, Bill Pay, Debit/Credit network settlement processing or similar procedures is a plus Comfort with working with multiple stakeholders (Product Controllers, Treasury and servicing teams) to resolve discrepancies Strong understanding of key performance metrics and drivers. Ability to define and manage KPIs for a world class customer centric operations team. Ability to execute back office operational strategy for digital products Ability to communicate effectively with operations leadership as well as junior contact center agents Ability to establish and maintain a culture of risk management and compliance while delivering a world class customer experience in a contact center operation Experience in delivery of digital self-servicing tools that prevent excessive contact center calls and proactively resolve customer servicing issues

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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