Another year, another leaked rumor that the Philadelphia Eagles will face the Minnesota Vikings in a primetime matchup. Appearing Wednesday on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, "Sports Business Journal" reporter John Ourand said the Eagles and Vikings are "in play" for a game in Minnesota on Thanksgiving night.Well before the start of last season, a rumor surfaced that the Eagles would be opening their season at home against the Vikings in an NFC Championship Game rematch. When the schedule came out, it was actually the Falcons at home to start the season and the Vikings in week five. When Ourand says "in play," you have to figure none of this is quite set in stone yet. Over the last decade or so, the Eagles have had Thanksgiving games against the Cardinals (a blowout victory in 2008, followed by them beating Philly in the NFC Championship Game), the Cowboys (a win in 2014, followed by three crushing losses) and the Lions (a pathetically depressing loss in 2015, followed by the … [Read more...] about Eagles rumored to play Vikings on Thanksgiving in 2019
THE Viking Sky cruise ship left thousands stranded amid stormy weather in Norway before being able to reach safety. The ship battled 26ft-high waves, but what exactly happened? Here’s what we know. What happened to the Viking Sky cruise ship? The cruise ship was carrying 1,300 people when it sent a mayday signal on March 23, 2019. It suffered an engine failure while on route to Stavanger from Tromso. It drifted towards the west coast of Norway after the engines cut out during stormy weather. Massive 26ft-high waves pounded the ship and furniture was sent flying about liner. Winds reached a speed of 43mph. Water broke window panes and submerged passengers eating lunch. What happened to the passengers? Most of the passengers were British or American tourist. About 20 suffered injuries ranging from cuts to broken limbs. Five helicopters and several rescue ships were called in but had to turn back because of the bad weather. Half of the passengers were airlifted and the rest remained … [Read more...] about Norway cruise ship accident – what happened to the stranded Viking Sky cruise ship?
Dru Samia had been studying up on Minnesota, and that’s where he ended up Saturday. The Vikings added more depth to the offensive line with the selection of the Oklahoma guard in the fourth round of the NFL draft. Samia had been told by his agent before the draft that the Vikings really liked him. “Throughout this entire process, I was kind of thinking, ‘Minnesota’s probably going to be the spot,”’ Samia said. “I didn’t know anything about Minnesota to begin with. I was like, ‘Where is Minneapolis?”‘ Samia went with the No. 114 overall selection, a pick that originally belonged to Seattle. To get the pick, the Vikings traded the No. 120 selection in the fourth round and the No. 204 pick in the sixth round. In the fifth round Saturday, the Vikings took USC inside linebacker Cameron Smith with the No. 162 overall pick. In the sixth round, they selected Arkansas defensive tackle Armon Watts at 190, Wyoming safety Marcus … [Read more...] about Vikings take Oklahoma guard Dru Samia in 4th round, USC LB Cameron Smith in 5th
A protester wearing a Brett Favre jersey was seen by local news reporters climbing to the rafters of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN during a Vikings game on Sunday.Moments later another fan who appears to be in the stadium sent out a video of cops giving chase to the man.And another angle of the chase:According to another perceptive seemingly taken by someone inside the stadium, backed up by an ESPN.com report, it was all an act of protest against U.S. Bank’s alleged investment in the Dakota Access Pipeline project.The local Star Tribune newspaper also issued a report backing up the Dakota Access Pipeline protest reports.A Star Tribune report says play was not interrupted and the banners included the U.S. Bank logo and the phrase “Divest #NoDAPL.” As the protest received widespread attention in the middle of an NFL game, media outlets reportedly began receiving statements saying, “We are here in solidarity with water … [Read more...] about WATCH: Police Chase Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Climbing Rafters at Vikings Game
Takeaway: Supplemental information in the form of a second declaration in support of a petition may be allowed by the Board where the supplemental information was previously provided to the patent owner and where the patent owner still has the opportunity to cross-examine the declarant.In its Decision, the Board granted-in-part Petitioner’s Motion to Submit Supplemental Information. In particular, the Board granted Petitioner’s request to submit a second declaration of Lawrence W. Thau Jr. but denied its request to submit a copy of Patent Owner’s brief filed in district court regarding a motion for summary judgment related to infringement.The Board may authorize the filing of a motion to submit supplemental information once a trial has been instituted when (1) a request for authorization is made to the Board within one month of the institution date and (2) the supplemental information is “relevant to a claim for which the trial has been instituted.” 37 … [Read more...] about Victaulic Co. v. The Viking Corp: Granting in Part Request to Submit Certain Supplemental Information IPR2015-00423