17 Dec 2000: Jerry Rice #80 of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field during the game against the Chicago Bears at the 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. The 49ers defeated the Bears 17-0.Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn /AllsportChandler (Ariz.) Hamilton three-star wide receiver Brenden Rice is the son of NFL legend Jerry Rice, but he is carving out his own football legacy. The younger Rice has offers from over 20 schools.Tonight, he cut that list virtually in half. Rice is down to 11 schools, though he did add that his recruitment is still open to new suitors.Currently, Rice’s top 11 consists of Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC and Washington State.“In God’s hands. Thank you to the schools that have recruited me so far and my Recruitment is still open to All. AGTG,” Rice wrote in his announcement on Twitter. In God’s hands. Thank you to the schools that have recruited me so far and my Recruitment is still open to All. AGTG💯 ✝️ pic.twitter.com/kEAPZzKorS— Brenden (@BrendenRice) June 4, 2019The 6-foot-3, 208-pound Rice most recently visited Oregon in the spring. He is the No. 12 prospect in the state of Arizona, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Rice is also the No. 69 wide receiver in the 2020 class.As a junior, he caught 49 passes for 729 yards and 11 touchdowns. Two years ago as a sophomore, he made 25 receptions for 559 yards and seven scores.
Each decorative candle, lantern and calavera —or sugar skull — is placed with care to create a sea of vibrant colour meant to honour the dead.The Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, altars, found at seven locations throughout Niagara, have been carefully crafted by Brock University students working closely with members of the public, including the Mexican and Latin community.A gateway to learn about Latin America’s past and present, the initiative was taken on by students in Associate Professor Maria Del Carmen Suescun Pozas’ Latin America history class.Día de los Muertos was proclaimed an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2008. The festival has its origins in pre-Columbian indigenous cultures of Mexico and Latin America.The traditional festival unfolds over two days, Nov. 1 and 2, and celebrates love and respect for deceased family in a colourful and life-affirming way.Altars for offerings of traditional foods and drink, as well as photographs, candles and marigolds, are built in homes and public spaces.The public is invited to visit the Niagara altars and encouraged to leave offerings, photographs or names of loved ones on slips of paper at any of the locations.Heritage and community engagement are important tools for historians, says Suescun Pozas. The experience is an opportunity for students to understand how their own work is not independent from tangible and intangible legacies and to reflect on the nature of remembering, forgetting and building communal knowledge.“The Day of the Dead is a gift to us all from fellow Mexicans who live and work in Niagara,” says Suescun Pozas. “The festivity honours the memory of temporary residents who have worked in the agricultural sector in Niagara and died in the recent past. “Migrant workers are important members of the community and we wish to acknowledge their participation in helping advance knowledge of a history Latin America and Canada share.”The altars, which will remain in place until Thursday, Nov. 8, can be found at the following locations:Mahtay Café, St. CatharinesBlack Sheep Lounge, WellandNiagara Military Museum, Niagara FallsPelham Public Library, Fonthill and Maple Acre branchesMarilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, St. CatharinesTD Niagara Jazz Festival Twilight Jazz SeriesHI-Niagara Falls Hostel, Niagara Falls
There had been a failed procurement with no bids received for supporting a copper-wire systemHouse of Lords services committee Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Earlier this year it emerged that BT is planning to phase out its traditional telephone network across the country by 2025 – replacing the system with VOIP, which uses fibre optic cables.MPs and peers had been planning to make a decision about whether to move Parliament onto the internet-based system as part of preparations for a major refurbishment project.But they have been effectively left without the option of retaining the existing system after failing to find a company able to maintain it.”It was confirmed that the Committee had not been asked to make a decision on moving from copper-wire telephony to voice over internet protocol (VOIP) telephony because it had not proved possible to find a supplier for copper-wire telephony,” state the minutes of a meeting of the House of Lords services committee meeting in May.”There had been a failed procurement with no bids received for supporting a copper-wire system, showing that there was no longer any alternative to a VOIP system.”Peers were told that the current system was “old and vulnerable, with replacement parts and wiring experts hard to source”. Officials were “not confident” that it could be revived if it broke down.MPs and peers have been assured that they will have the option of a handset “much like a traditional telephone” under the new Skype-based system, which is due to be rolled out by March 2019 and would see handsets connected to computers rather directly to a telephone network.Officials believe the new system will provide “equivalent” levels of protection against eavesdropping, with the added benefit of facilitating “virtual meetings”, using video conferencing. It is the system that dates back to Alexander Bell’s original creation more than 140 years ago.But the traditional copper-wire telephone network is to be phased out of Parliament entirely within the next eight months, because the replacements for aging parts are no longer manufactured.Instead, MPs and peers will use the Skype internet telephony service – albeit with a option of connecting to the system with handsets designed like traditional telephones.Parliamentary authorities made the decision to switch to a “voice over internet protocol (VOIP)” system – the like of which BT is gradually rolling out across the country – after being told by officials that the Palace of Westminster’s copper wire network was “at the end of its supported life”.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––