Article #1 for my News Reading assignment

CBS Philly

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While authorities investigate the causes of the 34-minute Super Bowl blackout, documents show that Superdome officials were worried last fall about losing power at the big game.

Tests on the dome’s electrical feeders showed decay and “a chance of failure,” state officials warned in a memo dated Oct. 15. Also, the utility that supplied the stadium with power expressed concern about the reliability of the service before the NFL championship.

Entergy New Orleans, the company that supplies the stadium with power, and the structure’s engineering staff “had concerns regarding the reliability of the Dome service from Entergy’s connection point to the Dome,” the memo adds.

The memo — prepared for the Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District — says those concerns were due in part to “circumstances that have previously occurred with the electrical service regarding transient spikes and loads.”

The memo also cited 2011 blackouts that…

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How Bad Do You Want It?

I was sitting at my computer this morning reading the news when i happened to check Facebook. One of my friends posted a video that was very motivational.

In the video he says:

“When you want to succeed as bad you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful”

This is just one part of the video that i really liked and i thought it was very motivational. This video gave me the chills so i wanted to share it on here, in the hopes of other people seeing it. This video is pointing me in the right direction and makes me realize that if i want something bad enough i have to really want it to be able to succede. I want to succede in life, as bad as i want to breathe. The question is, what do you want to succeed in?

Media Diet: What I Read

For this assignment i read:

Brian Stelter

Emily Nussbaum

Gay Talese

Most people when waking up in the morning, find a way to find out what is going on around the world. Everyone has a different way. Most of the people i read about like to read news papers or watch TV. A lot of the younger people tend to find a lot of information on twitter.

How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all? What sources can’t they live without? We regularly reach out to prominent figures in media, entertainment, politics, the arts and the literary world, to hear their answers to these questions.”

Every morning i wake up, open my computer log on to Facebook and twitter to see what is going on with my friends, as well as the rest of the world. When it comes to news, i can only read it online I go to many different websites. Being at college i rarely read an actual news paper. it is easier to read them online.

When it comes to news i read websites like The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Yahoo,and many more. but i am not a big fan of reading about the news. There is always something bad going on in the world and i hate reading about stuff like that. A majority of the reading i like to do is found on sports websites. I love catching up on my favorite teams from Philadelphia, the Flyers, the Eagles, the 76ers, and mostly the Phillies. Along with them i love catching up with main sports such as the MLB, the NFL, the NBA, and the NHL. Sports are a huge intrest of mine so i enjoy reading about what is going on within them. Along with each sport individually i enjoy reading ESPN.

Sounds good to me. We need all the help we can get! #GoPhillies

CBS Philly

By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Ruben Amaro has stated that if he has to go into the 2013 season with the Phillies outfield as it’s currently constructed, he’ll do it, but it’s not his preference.

That became obvious today when the Phillies signed outfielder Delmon Young to a one-year contract worth $750,000, including performance bonuses.

“Delmon is an experienced major league bat who will add some depth to our relatively inexperienced outfield and another layer of competition for playing time there as well,” Amaro said via press release.

As it stood before the signing, Ben Revere would be the team’s starting centerfielder, with possible platoons in both corner outfield spots, involving Domonic Brown, John Mayberry Jr., Laynce Nix, and Darin Ruf.

Young hit .267 with 18 home runs and 74 RBIs in 2012 with an OPS of .707. In seven MLB seasons, Young has a batting average of .284…

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