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Demon baseball players have a bling-driven motivation

You've seen The U's envelope chain and probably heard of the various rip-offs like the Kennesaw State envelope plank, Florida State's envelope backpack, or even the San Diego Padres' booty chain (Author: Gardener)

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today's front row Friday message from Paris

Jump in ice cold water, do a cleanse, or take three weeks off and sign up for an immersion course in Paris! I'm only partially joking. (Author: Gardener)

ParisIf you need to boost your motivation, there are a few things you can do. Jump in ice cold water, do a cleanse, or take three weeks off and sign up for an immersion course in Paris! If you saw my last Front Row Friday video, you know I'm checking something off my bucket list and enrolling in an immersion school in Paris for three weeks. I've been here for a week and there are unexpected insights from this experience that may be of some help if you want a dose of motivation and inspiration. When was the last time you checked your bucket list? The one I let go was, "I could never take three weeks off my speaking schedule to come to France." Well, if you plan accordingly, make arrangements, do tasks with delegation, you too can have a lifelong dream come true . That lesson was obvious, you know how important it is to have dreams and write them down and make sure of them. What surprised me was that this dream was so big for so long when I finally did the research on immersion schools, paid my tuition and booked a flight to Paris... I was excited! I really did, and the excitement was new. 2. Tell people what you're up to. There are people in your world who support you, encourage you, are optimistic, and are inspired by your choices. tell these people Don't share your dreams with the naysayers, the naysayers, and the people who don't understand you. Most of the people I told that I was going to Paris alone for three weeks were very supportive, encouraging and admittedly jealous. Yes, people in the front row in your life and you know who they are are privy to your dreams. Balcony people can just stay on the balcony. That was the biggest a-ha for me in terms of the side benefit of fulfilling your dreams. I have been a professional business speaker for 27 years. I'm still learning new ideas, strategies, etc. But I'll never be a new speaker again. Enrolling in a French course...when was the last time I did that...45 years ago? It's been a long time since I've relied on other people, teachers, other students, advisors to help me learn a new language. By the way, this school had 21 students starting on Monday and we all bonded at orientation. I've met people from all over the world, which is fascinating. But then again, I rarely saw this group as we were all spread out in running classes. This school runs all year, there are no semesters. New students come every Monday. You can stay from 2 weeks to a whole year. This means that when you start your first grade, your classmates have been with you for much longer - at least in my case. I felt lost for most of that first week. But going from being lost and frustrated and feeling absolutely stupid at times made learning something new amazing! It was only this Tuesday that we were given the task of developing a campaign to present to the class. Each group had to choose a cause, create a slogan, come up with three big ideas, and ask people to vote. Then today each group presented their campaign. Alexi and I presented today (for some reason the others in our group skipped school today) in tandem. It's usually easy to give a presentation... but not in a new language, and not on the third day of school! But I did it (with Alexis' help) and the joy I felt afterwards was overwhelming. When people kept telling me, "Wow, what courage do you have for that!" I really didn't understand what they meant. It takes courage to say I don't know and need help and being willing to be a new student in a school where I don't know anyone and daring to ask questions. So that's what I learned in my first week of immersion school. I hope you get inspired to learn something new so you can boost your motivation.

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Undergraduate Young Trustee finalists share backgrounds and intentions at a meeting with Duke students Tuesday

They discussed topics ranging from the importance of education in their lives to Duke's history and what they would like to highlight at Duke's centenary celebrations in 2024. (Author: Gardener)

DukeThe three Undergraduate Young Trustee finalists had the opportunity to share their motivations and hopes for the undergraduate position in an open meeting on Tuesday evening. The role was originally created by former Duke President Terry Sanford in 1972 because he "felt that the board could benefit from the voice of people who are closer in age to the student experience and trustees of the time," Epps said. She clarified that Young Trustees act as trustees and not as representatives of a specific group of students. An extensive process that began with the Young Trustee Nominating Committee's selection in the fall resulted in the selection of these three finalists: Seniors Kacia Anderson, Shrey Majmudar and Priya Parkash. Junior Alexis Williamson, Chair of the Young Trustee Nominating Committee, moderated a series of questions for all three finalists to answer. In their first presentation, the finalists emphasized the family importance of education. She remembers her paternal grandmother there always saying, "Silver and gold may fade, but education shall never fade." As instilled by her family from a young age, education was a priority for Anderson, which fueled her passion for it, continue to serve Duke. My time [at Duke] has been spent creating a foundation that emphasizes both community service and intellectual inquiry,” Anderson said, noting her STEM research, involvement in the social sciences, experience as an assistant and her role as Executive Vice President of Duke University Association. He recalls a childhood memory of being his grandmother's teaching assistant, "That was the first time [he] really began to understand the transformative power of education, when all these students from very different backgrounds and walks of life came together to learn .” As his family preached, “Invest in your education as it invests in you.” Majmudar found the best way to do this by becoming involved in student government, which he has demonstrated through his various Duke Student Government initiatives , such as The third finalist, Parkash, originally from Pakistan, first came to the United States at age 15 to "improve post-9/11 relations between Muslim-majority countries and the American people and to speak out against Islamophobia." This diplomatic experience reinforced the lessons her parents taught "that I must be of service in any way I can, that I must raise the voices of unheard groups, and always do the right thing, even when it seems detrimental to myself." To the question , as her close friends would describe her, Parkash focused on her curiosity as well as her diversity and inclusion efforts. Majmudar said he was perceptive, goofy and curious; and Anderson emphasized her compassion and hardworking nature. Majmudar believes Duke's efforts have gained momentum but that we must "put our money where we are" by creating action plans. He believes Duke needs to improve the Durham community, as he mentioned when explaining his work with former Durham Mayor Steve Schewel. Anderson emphasized "bridging the gap" between the students' lived experiences and Duke's actions. The next two questions asked finalists to consider what they would highlight in celebration of Duke's centenary in 2024 and how they would build the Duke brand in terms of their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The finalists had similar responses, highlighting the weaknesses of Duke's history and the strength of Duke's medical system, its global expansion, a growing connection to Durham, academic prowess and a dedicated student body. Finally, they explained how they would balance their careers after graduation while maintaining a connection and vision for Duke. Majmudar will go into college counseling which he believes will help him as a Young Trustee. As for his vision for Duke, he sees it evolving over time as an alumnus, but really "it's the same vision I've always had, which is to make Duke a more accessible place, a place that's fairer, and one that's shared by all." serves, be it the faculty, staff, student areas or the surrounding community,” said Majmudar. Duke is a commitment I have made for life and will continue to have regardless of Young Trustee," he continued. Anderson also went into post-graduation counseling, saying that "the undergraduate experience prepares you to balance work and life." To maintain her connection with Duke, Anderson plans to continue reading The Chronicle as much as she already does, which she joked, "Probably way too much for the average unrelated student, but I love it." it's learning more about what Duke does.” She also plans to maintain her close friendships with undergraduates. Parkash voiced a similar plan: With her "20 newsletters that [she] reads every morning" and her "close relationships with undergrads who could potentially be [her] resource for Duke when [she] graduates," Step keep. Parkash also mentioned how she balanced ongoing projects at Duke with her previous 100-hour workweek summer job, so she's not worried about finding a work-life balance if she could handle that job. "I owe a debt of gratitude for the difference Duke has made in my life," said Parkash. All three finalists shared that becoming a Young Trustee would be a way of giving back to Duke. Students who attended the session may provide feedback on the finalists for the nominating committee to consider in making their recommendation to President Vincent Price through a poll due March 21. Students who were unable to attend can view a recording of the session which will be made available on the Board of Trustees website.

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Kevin Owens gets big props for impersonating Steve Austin in WWE RAW

Certainly one of WWE's top Superstars, Kevin Owens has taken a long time to reach his current position on the main roster. He perfected (Author: Gardener)

Kevin OwensCertainly one of WWE's top Superstars, Kevin Owens has taken a long time to reach his current position on the main roster. Mick Foley also recently gave Kevin Owens huge props. In recent weeks, Kevin Owens has been recording extensively in Texas, the home state of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. It has gotten to the point where even other Texas residents have reacted to what Owens said. As seen on this week's episode of Monday Night RAW, Kevin Owens gave fans a big troll when he posed as Steve Austin. He then used Austin's catchphrases, including "Gimme a hell yeah!" and what?" before discussing how he plans to embarrass Steve Austin at WrestleMania 38. Owens did a lot more things, including a beer bath with one of the cameramen to end his segment. Mick Foley took to Twitter and gave Kevin Owens massive props for his superb portrayal of Steve Austin. The segment Steve Austin and Kevin Owens is also scheduled for the main event WrestleMania 38 Night 1. Austin is also scheduled to lead his segment be in incredible shape, we need to see how fans take the segment.

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Seth Rollins' search for a spot at WrestleMania continues

With just under two weeks between now and the big show, Seth Rollins' search for a match at WrestleMania 38 continued last night on WWE Raw (Author: Gardener)

Seth Rollins'You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter email. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter email. Seth "Freakin" Rollins' Last Chance at WWE WrestleMania Derailed by Edge, The Miz unmasked Rey Mysterio as RK-Bro, Alpha Academy and The Street Profits brawl and more. With a WrestleMania match against The Miz & Logan Paul looming, Rey & Dominik Mysterio were looking for a big win against The Dirty Dawgs. Perfect teamwork from the family tandem resulted in a Frog Splash victory for Dominik, but Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode immediately launched a sneak attack. Omos smashed everything in his path at The Road to WrestleMania, and Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez couldn't climb a man's mountain. Chaos continued to encircle the Women's Tag Team cover as Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan took on Shayna Baszler & Natalya. The Queen of Spades & The BOAT worked Morgan in tandem attack to claim the win, but animosity intensified the match. Queen Zelina attacked The Nightmare with her scepter while Carmella wreaked havoc outside, and the Women's Tag Team Champions shocked the WWE Universe with a surprise hug at The Road to WrestleMania. Big Time Becks laid out what's at stake for The EST of WWE in their showdown for the Raw Women's Championship at WrestleMania. Austin Theory was opportunistic on The Road to WrestleMania, but Pat McAfee has a few tricks up his sleeve. Theory took his eyes off the prize as McAfee's dance moves opened the door for the US Champion to curl up the antagonistic Superstar for victory. Earlier in the day, the Raw Tag Team Championship match at WrestleMania was announced as a Triple Threat match between RK-Bro, Alpha Academy and The Street Profits. Randy Orton & Riddle showed they are not ready to part with the gold as a bro Derek propelled the champions to victory. The celebration didn't last long as Otis flattened The Original Bro and The Street Profits stormed in to present their competition. The Tornado Tag Team Match between Dana Brooke & Reggie and Tamina & Akira Tozawa brought even more chaos than the WWE Universe could have anticipated. The painful moment allowed Reggie to score the roll up win and make Tozawa chase after the love of Tamina. Seth "Freakin" Rollins was coming last on his WrestleMania crusade, and AJ Styles wanted to make sure his fight with Edge stayed on schedule. As Styles lined up for a Phenomenal Forearm, Edge hit him in the back with a chair to give Rollins a disqualification loss. The shocking attack secured Styles his WrestleMania ticket and sent Rollins into an epic tirade. You can watch WWE Raw live here in the UK on BT Sport every week.

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Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar make an appearance on WWE Raw next week

Both world champions will face off in a go-home show prior to WrestleMania 38. (Author: Gardener)

Roman ReignsIn case you didn't miss it, WWE Raw was without its world champion for the past month. That ends next week when Raw will host both world champions in the pre-WrestleMania 38 go-home episode. Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns were announced for next week's program Monday night as the feud between the two exists almost exclusively on SmackDown Switch to Raw. It is also the first time since February 21 that the WWE Championship, which was intended to be the sole property of Raw, will be featured on the show. Lesnar won the Royal Rumble in January and chose to face Reigns at WrestleMania for his WWE Universal Championship. Then at Elimination Chamber, Brock won the WWE Championship, ending Bobby Lashley's reign of the title. Lesnar appeared on the following episode of Raw with the title, but has since appeared exclusively on SmackDown as part of his feud with Roman and their unification match. With several wrestlers switching brands over the past few weeks, it only makes sense to move this top-level feud to Raw for the final week to try to boost ratings and generate interest. Or heck, maybe Brock will try to murder Roman with a forklift again.

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Seth Rollins loses last chance at WrestleMania match

WWE Raw results, grades: Seth Rollins rampages after losing last chance at WrestleMania match, Kevin Owens trolls Stone Cold and more. (Author: Gardener)

Seth RollinsWWE Superstar Seth Rollins destroyed the ring area on Raw after missing his "last chance" in a match for this year's WrestleMania. On Monday night, he appeared throughout the show as he tried to make his voice heard and earn a coveted spot in the double-header a week after losing to Kevin Owens in a match to see who called "Stone Cold." “ Steve Austin will be interviewing the event. His mic kept dropping as he tried to make his arguments throughout the opening game (more on that below), but Adam Pearce gave him a glimmer of hope backstage. He later interrupted AJ Styles' big Raw return after being attacked by Edge, with the Phenomenal One wanting revenge on WrestleMania. However, Rollins - who had been chanting for Cody Rhodes all night - suggested that she should confront the Rated-R superstar instead as he was becoming increasingly desperate. Pearce and Sonya Deville booked Seth and AJ for the main event, with the winner taking on Edge. Edge came out and attacked Styles with a steel chair to give him the DQ victory - which kept her on course for WrestleMania while Rollins ripped open the ring area and vowed that Raw won't be happening next week unless he gets what he wants. Raw began with the infamous breaking glass as Steve Austin's music from "Stone Cold" blared out, only for Kevin Owens to appear dressed as a Hall of Famer - complete with a bald head and oversized knee braces. There was a moment where it looked like Austin would actually come out when his music resumed, but it was more trolling from Owens calling for beers in the ring and hitting a stunner on a member of the crew at the end. In the first match of the night, The Miz commentated as Rey and Dominik Mysterio defeated NXT Champion Dolph Ziggler and his tag team partner Robert Roode in a fun match. After the bell, the A-lister attacked the Master of the 619 and exposed the legend by holding up his prize while Dominik covered his father and called for a towel to hide his face. Miz later revealed he stole the mask for his WrestleMania partner Logan Paul, prompting the YouTuber to wear it on Raw next week. Omos has made quick work of both Apollo Crews and Commander Azeez - which is a shame, WWE should be doing a lot more with Crews given his undeniable talent, while the reaction to the giant's recent standoff with Azeez shows there is more potential here was. Becky Lynch was at her best when she came out to address her recent attack on Bianca Belair and cheered her Raw Women's Championship match at WrestleMania. Then Pat McAfee joined the Raw commentary team as his Mania opponent Austin Theory took on US Champion Finn Balor in non-title action, with the former NFL star causing enough of a distraction to give the champ the win grant. RK-Bro teammates Randy Orton and Riddle took on Alpha Academy's Chad Gable and Otis in a typically brilliant tag team match, with Otis going on to attack after the bell. Meanwhile, the 24/7 cover picture continued in a similar fashion as Reggie and Dana defeated Brooke Tamina and Akira Tozawa in a brief and at the time harmless Tornado Tag match. MORE: Austin Theory insists WWE boss Vince McMahon, 76, is still 'ready' to step in the ring but he will handle Pat McAfee at WrestleMania 38

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Stone Cold Kevin Owens, The Miz steals Rey Mysterio's mask and more

Here's your post-WWE Raw Fight Size update for Monday March 21, 2022. (Author: Gardener)

Kevin OwensHere's your post-WWE Raw Fight Size update for Monday March 21, 2022. - The show started out with Stone Cold Steve Austin's music, but turns out Kevin Owens was cosplaying as the WWE Hall of Famer. Owens ended the segment by hitting a ringside worker with a stunner and pouring beer all over his prone body. - After the match between The Mysterios and The Dirty Dawgs, The Miz stole Rey Mysterios mask. Dominik came and covered his father's face as soon as he could. The Miz later said he would give the mask to Logan Paul and even challenge him to wear it next Monday night. After the bell, he challenged anyone with the balls to face him at either Raw or WrestleMania 38. - AJ Styles came to the ring to address Edge, but was interrupted by Seth Rollins, who suggested a match between them to decide Edge will face Edge at WrestleMania. AJ didn't want to give up his spot at the show, but Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville came out and made the match official for later that night. - After Shayna Baszler and Natalya defeated Liv Morgan and Rhea Ripley, Carmella and Queen Zelina attacked the two teams and stood tall to end the segment. This came as a shock to the contestants as the Tag Champs engaged in a fight backstage before the match. - Becky Lynch came out and discussed how the WWE Universe was motivated to choose Bianca Belair over her. - The Street Profits came out and attacked RK-Bro and Alpha Academy and sent a message to their WrestleMania opponents. They will face off against Chad Gable and Otis on Raw next week. - Dana Brooke and Reggie defeated Tamina and Akira Tozawa in the Mixed Tornado Tag Match. - In the main event, Edge came out and hit AJ Styles in the back with a chair, resulting in him winning the match via disqualification. The show went off the air when Seth Rollins tore up the ring area and said next week's show won't happen unless he gets his WrestleMania match.

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WWE announces Veer Mahaan's re-debut on RAW

Veer Mahaan will make his official WWE RAW re-debut at the biggest red brand show of the year. Veer commented on the announcement. (Author: Gardener)

Veer MahaanVeer Mahaan will make his official WWE RAW re-debut at the biggest red brand show of the year. After months of "Coming Soon" vignettes on RAW, WWE has announced that Veer will be returning to RAW on April 4 in the post-WrestleMania 38 episode. Veer tweeted about his upcoming debut and said he's been listening to his fans. "Dedicated to the optimist and positive of my fans who raised their fists in the air in support. I'm clearing this path ahead. Don't get in the way. Better yet... please try! #veermahaan #wwe #tigerstorm #wweraw," he wrote. Veer's RAW return has become one of the internet wrestling community's biggest jokes when the "Coming Soon" vignettes were re-aired on October 25th. At one point it was reported that WWE officials were aware of the comedic nature of stretching the vignettes for so long. Veer, also known as former MLB player Rinku Singh from the film and reality TV show Million Dollar Arm, was signed by WWE in January 2018 after working at baseball organization Pittsburgh Pirates. He was formerly known as Rinku of WWE NXT tag team Indus Sher, but he was called up to the main roster to work as Veer in May of last year. WWE then added the surname in late 2021. After running in NXT, Veer began working on WWE Main Event matches in July 2021 and then made his RAW debut with a DQ win over Drew McIntyre on July 26. At this point, Veer aligned with Jinder Mahal and Shanky. The trio played together in various matches until Shanky and Mahal were drafted to SmackDown in the WWE Draft, and that's when Veer started his run in the WWE Main Event and the RAW vignettes aired. Veer suffered a loss to Jaxson Ryker in the Oct. 28 edition of the Main Event, but he's since won 12 straight Main Event matches, including a win over improver talent Joe Alonzo in the Main Event taping ahead of this week's RAW . Veer has had the following WWE Main Event wins since the November 18 episode - John Morrison, Cedric Alexander, T-BAR, Shelton Benjamin, Akira Tozawa, T-BAR again, Apollo Crews, Crews again, Storm Grayson, Savion Truitt and Gary Heck. He also defeated Dominik Mysterio at WWE Live event on March 6 in Allentown, PA. Speaking of Veer wrestling Alonzo at this week's WWE Main Event taping, you can click here for spoilers from the pre-RAW taping. The other match recorded this week was T-BAR vs. The RAW. After WrestleMania 38 will air live on April 4th from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. Stay tuned to learn more about Veer. You can see his latest vignette below, along with the post-RAW tweet: VEER MAHAAN is coming to #WWERaw after #WrestleMania! Dedicated to the optimism and positivity of my fans who raised their fists in support. I'm clearing this path ahead. Don't get in the way. Better yet....please try! #wwe Send it to [email protected]Sign up for Wrestling Inc. Breaking News AlertsFormer WWE Hall of Famer praises Kevin Owens for impersonating Steve Austin on RAW

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Seth Rollins again fails to secure a spot at WrestleMania

Rollins faced AJ Styles with a WrestleMania spot on the line (Author: Gardener)

WrestleManiaDespite opportunities to earn a seat at the upcoming WrestleMania 38 event in the last two episodes, Seth Rollins still has no place on the biggest show on the wrestling calendar. Rollins failed again on Monday night's Raw, losing a match with AJ Styles with a spot on the line to Edge at WrestleMania. Rollin's opportunity came after spending much of Raw fishing for his WrestleMania opportunity before interrupting a Styles promo and suggesting that "The Phenomenal One" would sit out WrestleMania and allow him to face Edge. Styles, winner against Edge. Seth Rollins spent the show continuing his quest for a way to get onto the WrestleMania card. These included the disruption of the tag match between The Mysterios and the team of Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode, and the disruption of AJ Styles' promo aimed at Edge. Rollins suggested that Styles sit out WrestleMania and instead allow him to face Edge. While Styles apparently refused, WWE Officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville announced that Rollins and Styles would meet later that evening, with the winner going on to win the match with Edge. AJ Styles def. Seth Rollins by disqualification after interference from Edge. After what was expected to be a solid match between Styles and Rollins, Edge ran to the ring and hit Styles in the back with a chair. This resulted in a disqualification and cost Rollins his chance to do WrestleMania. Rollins grabbed a mic after the match and announced that Raw would not be happening next week if he didn't get his WrestleMania match. Rollins then destroyed the ring area before the show went off the air. All problems with this story continued on Monday evening. Rollins was never believable as someone who wouldn't find himself on a two-day WrestleMania card, nor was it believable that WWE would throw away weeks of storytelling for Edge vs. Styles to haphazardly stick Rollins in the spot. So fans were just wondering how Rollins would come up short this week, and Chicago fans chanted the entire time for Cody Rhodes, who is believed to be the man who will face Rollins at WrestleMania when he returns to WWE returns. Owens cut a promo as Austin before Austin's music resumed - which was simply another ploy by Owens to stun a member of the ring crew before the segment ended. * The Mysterios def. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode via pinfall when Dominik Mysterio hit Roode with a frog splash. After the match, The Miz attacked Rey Mysterio and ripped off his mask. Commander Azeez & Apollo Crews via pinfall in a handicap match after hitting Crews with a chokebomb and pinning both men at the same time. * Natalya & Shayna defeated Baszler. Rhea Riley & Liv Morgan via pinfall when Baszler pinned Morgan after a hard attack. After the match, women's tag champions Queen Zelina and Carmella attacked both teams and came back on the same side after brawling backstage earlier in the night. * Becky Lynch cut a promo saying Bianca Belair isn't willing to sell her soul the same way she is to be at the top of the game, and she would do so again at WrestleMania to prove. The ending came after Pat McAfee repeatedly deflected Theory throughout the game. * RK-Bro def. Alpha Academy via pinfall when Riddle met Chad Gable with Bro Derek. After the match, Otis knocked out both members of RK-Bro before the Street Profits arrived and knocked out both members of Alpha Academy.

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