Know your waiver systems
Aug14

Know your waiver systems

The waiver wire is your friend. Any veteran fantasy football owner knows how hard it is to win it all without keeping an eye on the pool of available players — especially in the first half of the season. While many leagues still have yet to draft, let alone begin claiming players off waivers, that means there’s still time to decide upon a waiver wire system that’s best for the group. It may sound mundane, but the type of player...

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‘Queen’ Nicki goes old school
Aug14

‘Queen’ Nicki goes old school

Uneasy lies the head that wears Nicki Minaj’s crown. That’s the prime take-away (whether or not she intended it to be) from “Queen” (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic), on which the most commercially successful female rapper in history spends so much time describing her dominance that a clear conclusion is that she fears it’s beginning to erode. And why wouldn’t she? Always a fast-moving genre, hip-hop has only sped up its evolutionary...

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WWE champ dead, 63
Aug14

WWE champ dead, 63

JIM ‘THE ANVIL’ NEIDHART | 1955-2018 Pink-clad star a tag-team legend Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, a professional wrestler who was part of the Hart family wrestling dynasty and is the father of World Wrestling Entertainment star Natalya, has died at the age of 63, the WWE announced. A two-time World Wrestling Federation tag team champion as part of the Hart Foundation with real-life brother-in-law Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Neidhart was a...

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Tallying Spectrum complaints
Aug14

Tallying Spectrum complaints

A Brooklyn city councilman has set out to improve Spectrum service, one complaint at a time. The Council’s Consumer Affairs chairman, Rafael Espinal Jr., launched an online survey about cable and internet providers at the domain, fixmycablenow.com. Although the survey seeks feedback on all providers, Espinal said he is specifically targeting Spectrum. Espinal’s office said it will cull data from the survey, share consumer comments and...

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15 YEARS AGO, WE WERE POWERLESS
Aug14

15 YEARS AGO, WE WERE POWERLESS

Alternate power, grid independence key to preventing 2003 blackout repeat F ifteen years after the 2003 Northeast blackout, the likelihood of a catastrophic outage happening again depends on whether New York can adapt to smarter alternatives than its current electrical infrastructure, experts say. In the past two years, the state has focused on distributing the task of generating electricity between utility companies such as...

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