Analyst Releases His Final AP Top 25 Poll Ballot

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The college football season comes to a close on Monday night as the Alabama Crimson Tide face off against the Clemson Tigers. It’s the third meeting between these two teams in the past four national title games.With the end of the season in sight, college football insider Brett McMurphy released his final top-25. There are a few familiar teams atop the list and one team making a significant jump – Army sits at No. 15 after demolishing Houston earlier this bowl season.Here’s the top five from McMurphy:Alabama/ClemsonAlabama/ClemsonOklahomaOhio StateNotre DameYou can see his full list below.My final AP ballot:1-CFB champ 2-Runner-up 3-OU 4-OhioSt 5-ND 6-LSU 7-Texas 8-UGA 9-UF 10-WSU 11-UK 12-UW 13-Mich 14-UCF 15-Army 16-A&M 17-Fresno 18-Syracuse 19-N’western 20-PSU 21-Boise 22-AppSt 23-UtahSt 24-UAB 25-WVU #APTop25— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 7, 2019Ohio State jumps Notre Dame for the No. 4 spot after the Buckeyes took down Washington in the Rose Bowl, while the Fighting Irish struggled against Clemson.McMurphy has seven non-Power 5 teams in his top 25 after their impressive performances in their respective bowl games.After tonight’s game between Clemson and Alabama, we’ll know who No. 1 is.last_img read more


NY official Trump golf workers object to wages conditions

NEW YORK — The New York state attorney general’s office says it received complaints about wages and working conditions at a Trump golf club outside New York City after a news report quoted several workers in the country illegally saying they had been cheated out of pay.The attorney general’s confirmation Tuesday that it is in receipt of the complaints at Trump National Golf Club Westchester follows a Washington Post report the same day about golf club managers not paying workers in the country illegally for overtime or denying promotions or health care benefits.The Post quoted a Trump Organization spokeswoman saying the workers’ claims were “total nonsense.” The company did not respond to a request by The Associated Press for comment.President Donald Trump’s company has fired dozens of staffers at its clubs who lacked proper work documents since the beginning of the year. That came after several who had been working at clubs in New York and New Jersey came forward to say they had been hired in full knowledge by Trump management of their legal status.The new scrutiny of the company by the New York attorney general comes atop several other probes by the state top law enforcer. Attorney General Letitia James has sued Trump over his charitable foundation and is investigating allegations that Trump exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans.“The Office of the Attorney General is in receipt of complaints regarding working conditions and wages at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester,” a statement from the office said Tuesday. “We are unable to comment further on this matter at this time.”A lawyer representing 38 fired workers at Trump clubs issued a statement Wednesday calling the president a hypocrite for lashing out at workers without legal status while using them at his clubs.“He has and continues to profit on the backs of the very undocumented immigrants he claims are the largest threat to America today,” said attorney Anibal Romero. “Trump shut down the government over immigrants, yet hires them to do jobs no one else will do.”The Trump Organization has said that it did not know that its workers were in the country illegally and that it does not tolerate such hiring practices.The Associated Press read more


Pet dog has sex change in rare operation after vets discovered she

first_imgA pet dog has undergone gender reassignment in a rare operation after vets discovered she was a hermaphrodite.Molly, a Jack Russell who was born with male and female parts, has made a complete recovery after undergoing the rare gender reassignment surgery.Mary and Frank Finlay first took their puppy Molly to the vet when they noticed her unusual toileting behaviour. Ross Allan, a vet based in Glasgow, discovered she was intersex, with elements of both male and female external genitalia.This was causing her “significant” discomfort and abrasions, so she underwent a “complex” operation to improve her quality of life.Mr Allan said Molly, now around 18 months old, has made a complete recovery after the surgery last June.Mr Finlay told BBC Scotland’s Kaye Adams Programme: “We got Molly in November 2015 and noticed that around the house she would squat to do her pees but outside she would lift her leg.”I mentioned this early on in 2016 to one of Ross’s colleagues and they came up with the probability that she was a hermaphrodite, both sexes.”They did MRI scans and X-rays, and eventually she was operated on in 2016. We still call her Molly.” 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.  Jack Russell Molly with her owners Mary and Frank Finlay at home in Glasgow. The complex surgical procedure involved removing her pseudo male sexual organ and forming a functional urethral opening where the female genitalia would normally be found.Mr Allan, who works at the Pets’n’Vets Family’s Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital in Glasgow, said: “Molly was what is defined medically as a male pseudo hermaphrodite, or more commonly ‘intersex’.”Her particular anatomy meant that whilst Molly appeared to be a female, closer examination revealed elements of both male and female external genitalia, and unfortunately this was leading to significant genital discomfort.”If left untreated, this risked her developing a long-term and debilitating condition.”We decided that the very best solution for Molly was to proceed with definitive surgery to create an anatomical situation which would avoid ongoing issues or discomfort.”The surgery was a great success and Molly is much more comfortable and happier as a result.”Intersexism is rare in pets and some cases will not require any treatment at all.”In Molly’s case, it was a painful condition which was causing problems and surgery was an important step to ensure she was able to go on to live a pain-free life.” Intersex Jack Russell MollyCredit:PA  Jack Russell Molly with her owners Mary and Frank Finlay at home in GlasgowCredit:SWNS Intersex Jack Russell  Mrs Finlay added: “We’ve seen no change in her behaviour. She’s still the same wee Molly and we wouldn’t be without her, she’s too precious.”During the surgical procedure, Mr Allan found Molly’s internal sexual organs were that of a male, with testicles in the place of ovaries within her abdomen.last_img read more


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