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Empty Netter Assists - 07-28-14 — Penguins -Happy 45th birthday to former Penguins goaltender Garth Snow ( right). A free agent signing just prior to the 2000-01 season, Snow's Penguins career amounted to 35 games hat season in which he went 14-15-4 with a 2.98 goals against average, .900 save percentage and three shutouts.
Jul 28, 2014

Today's EN Assists: Derick Brassard gets paid:

Nat Geo enters the 'Urban Jungle' — BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Big Cat Tracker Boone Smith takes viewers into the "Urban Jungle" (8 p.m. Sunday), which will be simulcast on National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild. The three-hour program looks at how animals are adpating to the expanding human footpront in cities in America (Los Angeles, Chicago) and around the world (Moscow, Mumbai).

Manchester City downs AC Milan, 5-1, at Heinz Field — Soccer fans who went to Sunday's match at Heinz Field hoping to see goals got their wish, as Manchester City thrashed AC Milan 5-1 in the International Champions Cup. Stevan Jovetic scored twice to lead the way for Manchester City, which also got goals from Scott Sinclair, Jesus Navas and Kelechi Ihenacho in front of an announced crowd of 34,347.

Le’Veon Bell injured during Steelers practice — Mike Tomlin downplayed Le'Veon Bell's hamstring injury that drove him off the practice field today, but it carried with it a sense of deja vu with the second-year running back. Bell left the practice field at Saint Vincent College last Aug. 3 with a bruised knee and missed the first preseason game.

Role remains ambiguous for Tom Corbett's higher education adviser, Ron Tomalis — When Ron Tomalis stepped aside as state education secretary 14 months ago, he landed what seemed like a full-time assignment in a state struggling to boost college access and curb ever-rising tuition prices. As special adviser to Gov.
Jul 27, 2014

RT @mcfeeters: .@pittsburghpg investigation finds @GovernorCorbett higher ed advisor calendar showed weeks with little/no activity…

Jul 27, 2014

RT @Jane_Roh: $139,542 + benefits to send 5 emails in 1 year. Eye-popping @PittsburghPG probe of no-show Corbett advisor

The politics of the climate change debate — It may not happen with a bang. No guns or bombs. No political assassinations or ultimatums borne of diplomatic alliances. The world's next great conflagration will occur because of the slow and steady warming of the climate, because of the concentration of greenhouse gases emitted by humans, argues a retired rear navy admiral in a Friday editorial in Science magazine.
Jul 28, 2014

Ex-US Navy rear admiral draws parallels between human-driven climate change & run-up to WWI - in @sciencemagazine?!

Gene Collier: Time to shift strategies vs. the shift — Even without the unfortunate spectacle of an injured pierogi getting scooped and wheeled from the warning track on a cart, this week in Pirates baseball came bundled in oddities. The strangest of unforeseen developments came not from the unfortunate Cheese Chester (out 6 to 8 weeks with a broken foot) but Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, courtesy of decorated masher Adrian Gonzalez.