Bismajeur Sun, 19 Sep 2021 06:47:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bismajeur 32 32 POST-GAME QUOTES: Penn State Student-Athletes Sun, 19 Sep 2021 05:54:48 +0000

Penn State Football
Post-game press conference between Penn State students and athletes
vs. Auburn – September 18, 2021

Sean clifford | QB | R-Sr.

Q: In terms of the offensive line, how does it feel to see them pass by blocking like they did?

A: They came in clutch. I mean, it’s hard to say they came in clutch because they do it everyday. I trust these guys so much. Honestly, everyone. I truly believe they are the best in the country and they showed it on a national stage tonight.

Q: What do you think of the atmosphere of White Out?

A: It was awesome. After the year that we had last year and now being able to go out and experience this, that’s what it is. I say this with a smile because I know how much we missed it as a community last year. You feed on energy. I always thought I played better when the stakes were higher. It is probably the calmest I have ever been. I walked in and saw everything so clearly from the first shot and I think that’s how Coach Yurcich developed me and really pushed me every day, not letting me slip through the cracks on anything. It’s just 1-0, we have a whole season.

Q: It was good to have [the tight ends] involved and see what they can do once you get them to play at that level?

A: Yeah, they’ve got, I mean we’ve got three really talented tight ends. I have a lot of confidence in each of them and I know the team has a lot of confidence in them. It was great to involve them all in different ways. You saw Brenton [Strange] and Theo [Johnson] through different things then Tyler [Warren] and his package. We haven’t done that yet and we also have a lot in this package. I mean, he’s a former quarterback. So, like it. Yeah, we got a lot going with these guys. It’s fun to just bounce off the staff in person and keep the defenses on their toes.

Noah Cain | RB | Jr.

Q: How do you compare your start of last year with this team’s confidence level 3-0?

A: It started with our offseason. It started with our camp, we had one of the toughest camps this offseason. Coach Franklin challenged us day in and day out to be great and to be the best version of ourselves and I think that’s what everyone does in this program.

Q: What can you tell me about (Jahan) Dotson?

A: He tries to improve day by day. He doesn’t really talk too much, he just goes about his business and that’s really all you can ask for. You can see the hunger in his face, everyone has seen him, and he’s going to keep playing for us and playing.

Strange Brenton | TE / H | A-So.

Q: Brenton, do you think tight ends came out in a big way tonight?

A: Oh, that was really important for the team. We all have a big role, we’re all very important to this attack and that’s what we do, and I was proud of all of us tonight, we played a great game.

Q: We haven’t seen a lot of tight ends so far this season. Was there some sort of, I don’t know if the word frustration was right, but was there any built-up anxiety for you to make a mark?

A: No, not at all because we know our role and what we do every week is what we have to do for the team every week, so there was no frustration, we played our part. Tonight the pieces came down to us, and we made them.

Q: Do you think that with the mental toughness of this team, maybe they’ve kind of grown over the last couple of years?

A: Definitely because last year we went through a lot as a team and I think it brought us closer together, and we are very strong mentally and we have more experience than last year.

Q: Do you think the game opened up a bit with Jahan’s throw and the Wildcat with Tyler? Where did it all come from and how exciting is it to practice?

A: Believe it or not, it’s something we’ve been working on all year, so we wrote it over and over and over and over and took it out tonight and performed it.

Tyler warren | TE / H | R-Fr.

Q: First touchdown and first catch, how was that night for you?

A: It was fun, being here in front of all our fans at Whiteout was a great experience, my favorite Whiteout. Being here with all my brothers on the team, it was a great atmosphere and there is nothing like it.

Q: How important are the three tight ends, including yourself, to making big plays?

A: I think we improve each other in practice. If one of us is wrong, we will coach him. Our coaches will help us push ourselves. And I think it helped us improve throughout the spring and summer. It has manifested itself during this season.

Q: Can you explain the touchdown to us and how did it feel to come back to your QB days?

A: It was good to play quarterback again. But it’s just another game and then everyone around me did their job and had the opportunity to step into the zone. It just happened. This is how the play unfolded. The offensive line received a good push and that’s why I was able to score. If they were in the backfield, I wouldn’t have scored. They had a good push and it was there, so it worked.

Q: What kind of pressure can that put on a defense to have all three of you? [tight ends] in the field at the same time and have that flexibility?

A: Like you said, it’s flexibility. Tight ends are a running bunch and then you can be threats in the passing game. So I think having three on the pitch can be important and help us win a lot.

Jesse luketa | DE / LB | Sr.

Q: How would you describe the team’s start to the season?

A: We shaped our identity the first week with Wisconsin to a high-profile opponent like this. We are no longer hungry. We are more humble. I can’t wait, a week at a time. We had a great evening tonight, but business resumes tomorrow.

Q: What is the identity of this tusk after three weeks?

A: We are resilient, relentless and hungry. You know we’re tight, this team is honestly one of the tightest teams I’ve ever been on. We love ourselves. You can see it, you can see the camaraderie on the pitch. We supported each other and it is not reserved that here, you see it week after week, we post it.

Q: How much of a drag on your shoulder or a motivator last year?

A: It is used for everything. You know we have it, the good, the bad, and the ugly. We have this chip on our shoulder. We are going to work, day after day. We keep the same mentality. Remember everything.

Q: Jesse, you, Nick tarburton, and Arnold ebiketie were all real beginners. You all got to start, but what does that say about the mood in this room?

A: They are my brothers. You know, anyway, when it’s time to eat, I’m there to support them. But it’s time for AK (Ebiketie) to eat, it’s the other way around. When it’s my turn to eat, these guys are there for me. So no, it just shows how tight we are in a group and how hungry we are. We support each other. No matter who is in the field, standards are the norm, there is no downfall. We have invested so much. I have been here for four years. We had a great offseason; we really came together and it shows that we are here to have fun. I enjoy every time I go there with my brothers.

Jahan Dotson | WR | Sr.

Q: What has been the biggest impact of [Offensive Coordinator Mike] Yurcich?

A: Tempo, that was the most important thing. The way we use tempo destabilizes teams and unbalances teams. And that’s a great weapon for us. Coach Yurcich, I said at the start of the season, he’s a brain, and I really believe he has an answer for everything a defense throws at us. It’s just great to have a guy like that.

Q: How excited were you when they called [your pass play]?

A: I was really excited. They called the game up and I tried not to show any emotion for the defense but I was so happy they called it. I’ve been waiting to throw the ball all year. It was my opportunity.

Q: When you get into one of those modes where you seem to kind of block everything around you and focus on what you’re doing, how do you get into that mode?

A: Oh, I just have tunnel vision when I’m here. This is what I love to do. So during the play I don’t hear the crowd or anything, I kind of got locked into what I’m doing there. I’ve been doing this for so long, I’ve been playing literally since I was three, so it’s literally like I’m playing little league football, it’s no different. It’s just a game. And I’m just having fun doing it.

Q: We know every win is important but given the stakes tonight: the whiteout, the national ranking, national TV. Was it really especially important to moving forward for your goals to get this win?
A: It wasn't any more important than any other game we're gonna have during this season. [It's] just as important as Wisconsin, just as important as Ball State. We know that we can't look at any opponent greater or lesser than any other. We know that we're going to have to come out here and execute every single time we serve on this field, that's what we did tonight.

Arnold ebiketie | FROM | R-Sr.

Q:  What was it like, just before the game kind of coming out and experiencing everything, and then how'd you find going into the actual game?
A:  Just before the game from just seeing the video I knew the game was going to be electric. It was my first time to get the chance to come out here and see all the fans, man, it was beautiful to see that. I just enjoyed every second of it. We were able to get the win at the end of the day so I'm just glad we did that.

Q: Where does the confidence in this defense come from?

A: It’s not just defense, it’s also offense. We have confidence in ourselves, the reason we are confident is that we put a lot of work into it, I mean until the offseason, we go back to training. I mean we’re paying the price to be here and play like I’m doing right now, so we’re not surprised at all, these are just expectations, we’re meant to be here.

Q: You guys always seem to, as a defense, make the big play when it matters the most, what does that say about you guys as a group?
A: I mean it's just about being disciplined. Being disciplined and being where you're supposed to. I mean, we all rely on each other to be where we are supposed to. So I know when I'm out here I know PJ [Mustipher] is gonna be in his gap, Tangelo is going to be in his gap, it's just that bond we have as a defense. We know the play's gonna come, we just got to stay in the moment, stay in the game, and everything's gonna take care of itself.

Jaquan Brisker | S | Sr +.

Q: What does a night like this do for Penn State: the Whiteout, TV, you get a big win over an SEC team and all those things, what does that do as kind of a commercial for the Penn State football program? 
A: This is a great win, especially playing an SEC opponent. I don't think people expected us to win but regardless this is a great win for Penn State. Especially coming out here in a whiteout and winning in front of our fans. This is good for State College.

Question: Why is this defense playing with such confidence compared to last year. If there is one thing you can point out?
A: I will say our chemistry during the summer when the coaches weren’t there or something like that. We stayed together. We met individually and in groups, without coaching. We didn’t need the coaches to get us to certain practices. The chemistry is different.

Question: Can you talk about what it meant for you personally to perform in front of your first white audience?
A: Personally, you know, it felt good. Especially seeing the fans coming back, and you know how to see them all in white and all cheered up and things like that, you know, it was awesome and most of all to have a W in the house, it’s always encouraging, especially not not having the fans all out last season.

Q: What have you learned about your team, so far through these three games?
A:  Tough, very tough team from offense to defense to special teams. All three are important. Whether we got to do a sudden change or anything like that we got the offense and whether they score or us we know the offense got our back and then special teams will just take care of it. We just stick together and we're a great team.

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“It’s a major victory”: the Union overwhelmingly approves a new contract in the bakery factories of Mondelez, including that of Henririco | Economic news Sat, 18 Sep 2021 22:45:00 +0000

Darlene Carpenter, a sales representative for the local bakery workers union, marched with employees as they demonstrated outside the Mondelez International Inc. factory in eastern Henrico County in August.


The strike against the bakery factories of Mondelez International Inc., including one in eastern Henrico County, is over.

Union members voted overwhelmingly to agree to a new four-year collective agreement, the International Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Millers Workers Union announced on Saturday afternoon.

An agreement in principle was reached Tuesday evening between the union and Mondelez, one of the largest snack companies in the world. The vote took place Thursday and Friday and the votes were counted on Saturday.

“I am thrilled,” said Darlene Carpenter, trade officer for union Local 358. “It’s a major victory. We were like David, who shot Goliath down because the people stood up for their beliefs. “

The ratification ends a walkout of more than 1,000 employees that began at various times at different factories over the past month. More than 400 workers at the Laburnum Avenue factory went on strike from August 16.

Workers are expected to return to work in the next few days, Carpenter said. “We are waiting for the call from HR.

The contract covers unionized employees at six Mondelez sites – bakeries in Henrico, Portland, Oregon, and Chicago, and three sales distribution centers.

Workers are on strike demanding higher wages, better benefits and better working conditions.

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The GoPro-ification of the iPhone – TechCrunch Sat, 18 Sep 2021 17:58:56 +0000

Hello friends and welcome back Weekly review!

Last week we talked about sunglasses from a company that a lot of people don’t like very much. This week we are talking about Apple and the company 1,600 times smaller than it that faces similar product issues.

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(Photo by Brooks Kraft / Apple Inc.)

the big thing

When you get deep enough into the tech industry, it’s harder to look at things through a consumer’s eyes. This is how I feel more and more after six years of watching Apple events as a TechCrunch reporter, but sometimes memes from random Twitter accounts help me find the truth about the consumers I’m looking for.

As this silly little tweet indicates, Apple is heading for a future where it’s getting a little harder to tell the new from the old. The old off-year “S” period is no longer for the iPhone, which has seen adjustments and further size variations since the drastic iPhone X overhaul in 2017. Apple is extending the periods between upgrades major changes across its entire product line, and it is also taking longer to roll out these changes.

Apple released the current bezel-less iPad Pro design in late 2018, and it took three years for the design to result in the iPad mini while the entry-level iPad is still waiting. Switching from the Mac M1s will likely take years, as the company has already detailed. Most of Apple’s substantial updates rely on upgrades to the chipsets they build, which increasingly makes them look and feel like a mainstream chipset company.

It’s not a new trend, or even a new approach, it’s been written over and over again, but it’s especially interesting as the company is increasing the number of employees dedicated to future endeavors like augmented reality, which will replace probably one day soon the iPhone.

It’s an evolution that pushes them into similar design territory to the beloved GoPro action camera, which has struggled time and time again to get its core devotees to frequently upgrade their hardware. These are on ridiculously different scales, with Apple now worth some $ 2.41 trillion and GoPro still battling for a market cap of $ 1.5 billion. The situations are obviously different, and yet they both face similar end-of-life innovation issues for categories they both master.

This week, GoPro launched its HERO10 Black camera, which offers higher frame rates and a more capable processor, as it seeks to push more of its user audience towards subscription services. Seems familiar? This week, Apple launched its new flagship, the iPhone 13 Pro, with a faster processor and better frame rates (for display, not for the camera here, however). They have also spent a lot of time pushing users to adopt new service ecosystems.

Apple devices are getting so good that they are starting to hit a critical feature plateau. The company has always been successful in producing device after device and expanding its audience to billions while dramatically increasing its average revenue per user. Things are clearly going pretty well for the world’s most valuable company, but while the stock has nearly quadrupled since the iPhone X launched, the mainstream iPhone experience seems pretty consistent. This is clearly not a bad thing, but it is – for lack of a better term – boring.

The clear difference, among the 2.4 billion others, is that GoPro doesn’t appear to have a clear escape route from its vertical action camera.

But Apple has pushed thousands of employees towards an augmented reality escape route, even though the technology is clearly not ready for consumers and they are forced to lead with what would have been an AR / VR headset in several thousand dollars. with lots of limits. One of the questions that interests me the most is what the iPhone device category looks like once its bulky successor shows up. It’s very likely that augmented reality-centric devices will ship as hugely expensive iPhone accessories and a way to take advantage of the accessibility of the mobile category while providing access to new – and more exciting – experiences. In short, AR is the future of the iPhone until AR no longer needed the iPhone.

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other things

Here is the TechCrunch news that particularly caught my attention this week:

Everything Apple announced this week
Was this the most exciting event Apple has ever had? Nope. Are you always going to click on this link to find out more about their novelties? Yeah.

GoPro launches the HERO10 Black
I have a soft spot for the GoPro, which took a hardware niche and created a really great device and ecosystem. As I mentioned above, the company has a few issues making major updates every year, but it has done a pretty big upgrade this year with the second generation of its client processor and some performance improvements. at all levels.

Tesla to open FSD beta to drivers with good driving records
Elon Musk continues to expand its “Full Self-Driving” software to more Tesla drivers, claiming that users who have paid for the FSD system can apply to use the beta and will be analyzed by the insurance calculator. ‘business. After 7 days of good driving behavior, Musk says users will be approved.

OpenSea executive resigns after “insider trading” scandal
NFTs are a curious business; there is a huge amount of money flowing in these markets – and little oversight. This week, OpenSea, the so-called “eBay of NFTs”, explained that its own vice president of products had traded inside information. He was then pressured into resigning.

Apple and Google bow to the Kremlin
Apple and Google are trying to keep governments in most of the markets in which they operate. This leads to uncomfortable situations in markets like Russia, where the two tech giants have been forced by the Kremlin to suppress a political app from the country’s main opposition party.

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extra things

Some of my favorite reads from our Extra Crunch subscription service this week:

What could stop the startup boom?
“… We have seen record results in cities, countries and regions. There is so much money circulating in the venture capital and startup world that it’s hard to remember what they looked like in a leaner era. We’ve been in a bull market for tech newbies for so long that this seems like the only possible situation. It’s not…”

The value of software revenue may have finally stopped increasing
“… I’ve been forgoing the value of software revenue (SaaS, largely) for a few months after spending a little too much time on it in previous quarters – when VCs start to stress that you can just trade quarter numbers to the quarter and write the same post, it’s break time. But the value of software revenue has shown a simply amazing rise, and I can’t say “no” to a graph …

In GitLab’s IPO file
“… The company’s IPO is therefore long overdue. In its last main transaction, GitLab raised $ 286 million at a post-currency valuation of $ 2.75 billion, per PitchbBook data. The same news source also notes that GitLab executed a secondary trade earlier this year valued at $ 195 million, which earned the company a valuation of $ 6 billion … “

Thanks for reading, and again, if you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get it in your inbox from the newsletter page, and follow my tweets @lucasmtny

Lucas Matney

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Berkeley student with dwarfism on landing bank at Credit Suisse Sat, 18 Sep 2021 15:53:27 +0000
  • 20-year-old Kevin Truong has lived with dwarfism since he was 5 years old. His mother and sister share this disease.
  • Truong is now a first generation student attending the University of California, Berkeley.
  • He revealed he would be working for investment bank Credit Suisse in a now-viral LinkedIn post.

Kevin Truong was diagnosed with dwarfism at the age of 5.

The Stockton, Calif., Native shares the illness with his mother and sister, who are currently in high school.

“I’ve had my fair share of people teasing me, asking me why I’m shorter than them,” Truong said in a recent interview with Insider. “In my early years, it was quite difficult,” both physically and socially with the other children at school.

Twenty-year-old Truong comes from humble means. His parents are Vietnamese immigrants. His mother has largely stayed out of the workforce, he said, and his father is a professional landscaper and gardener. Holidays, in general, were an unfamiliar concept, and some of his earliest memories of being on a plane came when he participated in diversity recruiting initiatives at college.

He attends the University of California at Berkeley, where is now a graduate business, with approximately $ 30,000 in scholarships and scholarships that he estimates he receives each year.

At Berkeley, Truong got his first glimpse of Wall Street by joining Capital Investments, the school’s student-run investment fund. By the end of his first semester as a freshman, he had started the application process for a number of Wall Street Bank internship programs, with the goal of fielding one for the summer after. his second year.

Only one company came back to arrange an interview: Credit Suisse. Truong was determined not to let the opportunity pass.

The trip to Wall Street

Through a diversity recruiting program at Credit Suisse, Truong eventually completed two internships with the firm. At the end of his most recent internship last summer, he received an offer to return to join his tech investment banking hedging group after graduating from Berkeley next year.

He revealed the news in a now-viral LinkedIn post earlier this month. It had elicited over 66,000 reactions – mostly a mix of thumbs up, hearts and applause – by mid-September.

“Three years ago, when I arrived in Cal, I was afraid of how someone like me, a first generation college student from a low income background, with no connections or experience in the world of business, could be successful in a seemingly student-dominated world. with vast networks and stellar CVs, ”he wrote.

“Today I am happy to say that I was wrong.”

For people with disabilities, finding a job can be a challenge

People with disabilities continue to be marginalized in various industries.

Just under 18% of people with disabilities in the United States were employed in 2020, down slightly from the previous year, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released in February. People with disabilities are more likely to work in service-oriented fields, the BLS said, and up to a third work part-time.

It’s no different on Wall Street, which has long struggled to diversify its ranks. Indeed, only one disabled-owned, female-owned broker operates on the New York Stock Exchange, CNBC reported earlier this month.

“Unfortunately, I haven’t met anyone in the financial community who suffers from dwarfism,” Truong said. “We are definitely still a very small minority.”

Ultimately, Truong hopes to pursue a role of impact investor. Investing in social causes would allow him to build on the work he did as an advisor to the Berkeley Chapter of Matriculate, a non-profit organization that helps students from low-income backgrounds apply to the university.

When Truong joins Credit Suisse after graduation, he will be well on his way to earning a starting salary of $ 100,000 before bonus. He would love to travel and a visit to Vietnam, his parents’ homeland, is high on his list.

“I know my sister personally always wanted to go to Hawaii,” he added. “I hope to take her there in the next few years.”

Despite visits to Vietnam or Hawaii, Truong now takes a different route: the trip to Wall Street. He is adamant that no obstacle will prevent him from getting there.

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]]> 0 Cars damaged by the floods are about to flood the market. How to avoid them Sat, 18 Sep 2021 11:01:24 +0000

The recent flooding from New Orleans to New York and the rains brought on by Tropical Storm Nicholas can lead crooks to attempt to pledge flood damaged vehicles like standard used cars.

These vehicles typically appear in auto auctions, used car dealerships, and classifieds and ads on social media.

The Better Business Bureau warns unsuspecting consumers, especially those who live in areas of the country unaffected by hurricanes or floods, are often fooled by fresh upholstery, new rugs and prices. windfall.

The current lack of available used cars poses an even greater threat to consumers, but a major opportunity for scammers.

After owners of damaged cars have settled with insurance companies, vehicles are sometimes refurbished and resold. Flooded cars are often transported far beyond the region of origin where the flood or major storm occurred to places where consumers may be less aware of the damage and warning signs to look for.