Prep Sports Roundup: 10/8

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGirls Soccer2-A SouthBEAVER, Utah-Laci Sissener amassed a hat trick and the Parowan Rams pounded the Beaver Beavers 11-0 Tuesday in 2-A South girls soccer action. Brooklyn Hulet and Marissa Gale combined on the shutout for the Rams.Region 14NEPHI, Utah-Ally Squire and Brynlee Golding each scored as the Manti Templars doubled up Juab 2-1 in Region 14 girls soccer action Tuesday. Marissa Hall scored in the loss for the Wasps.DELTA, Utah-Savannah Nielson posted the sole goal of the match as the Delta Rabbits blanked North Sanpete 1-0 Tuesday in Region 14 girls soccer action. Haylee Christensen posted the shutout for the Rabbits.VolleyballRegion 12MONROE, Utah-The South Sevier Rams smacked Carbon 3-1 in Region 12 volleyball action Tuesday. The Rams prevailed 25-12, 13-25, 25-22 and 25-23 to overpower the Dinos.Region 14NEPHI, Utah-The Juab Wasps outlasted Manti 3-0 Tuesday in Region 14 volleyball action. The Wasps earned wins of 25-23, 25-17 and 25-21 to best the Templars in straight sets.DELTA, Utah-The Delta Rabbits routed Maeser Prep 3-0 in Region 14 volleyball action Tuesday at the Palladium. The Rabbits routed the Lions 25-10, 25-20 and 25-18 to get the straight sets win over the Lions.Region 16COALVILLE, Utah-The North Summit Braves routed Gunnison Valley 3-0 in Region 16 volleyball action Tuesday. The Braves prevailed over the Bulldogs 25-17, 25-18 and 25-11 to earn the dominant straight sets victory.ALTAMONT, Utah-The Altamont Longhorns outlasted North Sevier 3-2 Tueday in Region 16 volleyball action. The Longhorns prevailed over the Wolves 9-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-17 and 15-13 to get the hard-earned victory.Region 18KANAB, Utah-The Millard Eagles pounded Kanab 3-0 in Region 18 volleyball action Tuesday. The Eagles bested Kanab with wins of 25-17, 25-16 and 25-19 to get the straight sets win.Non-RegionMT. PLEASANT, Utah-The Richfield Wildcats went on the road and topped North Sanpete 3-0 in non-region volleyball action Tuesday.ESCALANTE, Utah-The Escalante Moquis knocked off Parowan 3-1 in non-region volleyball action Tuesday.Baseball1A State TournamentSPANISH FORK, Utah-Telos Academy topped Tintic 9-5 in the quarterfinals of the 1A baseball state tournament Tuesday at Nelson Field in Spanish Fork. Telos now advances to the semifinals and will play Panguitch at 12:30 pm Friday at Dixie State University.SPANISH FORK, Utah-The Panguitch Bobcats earned the upset over Valley 7-0 Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the 1A baseball state tournament in Spanish Fork. The Bobcats now advance to play Telos at 12:30 pm Friday at Dixie State University.SPANISH FORK, Utah-The Piute Thunderbirds knocked off the higher seeded Diamond Ranch 7-2 Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the 1A baseball state tournament in Spanish Fork. Piute advances to play Wayne in the semifinals at 10:00 am Friday at Dixie State University.SPANISH FORK, Utah-The top-seeded Wayne Badgers came from behind in extra innings to beat Tabiona 10-9 in the the quarterfinals of the 1A baseball state tournament. Hunter Batty, Daniel Ayala and Dallas Failner all doubled in the win for the Badgers as they earned the victory with 2 runs in the 8th inning. The Badgers will now play Piute in the semifinals at 10:00 am Friday at Dixie State University. Tags: prep sports Written by October 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/8 Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Foreign Secretary William Hague Thanks HMS Montrose on South Africa Visit

first_img View post tag: Foreign Foreign Secretary William Hague thanked sailors on HMS Montrose for their efforts when he visited the Devonport-based frigate in South Africa. Mr Hague called on in on the warship in Simon’s Town as she paused her South Atlantic deployment briefly. February 17, 2012 The crew of HMS Montrose has been praised by the Foreign Secretary during his visit to Africa.William Hague visited the Type 23 frigate during her maintenance period in South Africa.Mr Hague spoke with various personnel before writing on his Twitter page: “Met and thanked crew of HMS Montrose, docked in Simon’s Town here in South Africa.”Mr Hague was in South Africa on a diplomatic visit before leaving for Botswana – the first time a British Foreign Secretary has been there in 26 years.While with HMS Montrose he discussed defence co-operation with senior members of the South African military.Cdr Jonathan Lett, HMS Montrose’s commanding officer, said:“It was a real honour to host the Foreign Secretary on board Montrose, and a fantastic opportunity for him to speak to the ship’s company about our work.“With the visit taking place during our maintenance period he was able to see first-hand the close relationship we have with our hosts and the broad range of work being undertaken.“We were able to discuss the UK and South Africa’s common commitment to counter-piracy operations. Montrose’s experience during a 2010 deployment off Somalia allowed us to explore tactics and techniques with the South African Defence Force, with the ship’s Lynx Mark 8 helicopter currently disembarked and working with the South African Air Force on developing their skills in this area.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 17, 2012; Image: royalnavy Authorities View post tag: Visit Share this article View post tag: thanks View post tag: africa Back to overview,Home naval-today Foreign Secretary William Hague Thanks HMS Montrose on South Africa Visit Foreign Secretary William Hague Thanks HMS Montrose on South Africa Visit View post tag: South View post tag: Hague View post tag: HMS View post tag: ON View post tag: Secretary View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Montrose View post tag: William View post tag: Navallast_img read more

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Bicycle Auction Set for Monday Morning

first_imgThe City of Ocean City will hold its annual Bicycle Auction 10 a.m. to noon Monday (July 20) at the Shelter Road Recycling Center at 1 Shelter Road (off Tennessee Avenue, which intersects Bay Avenue near 23rd Street).The Ocean City Police Department lets anybody bid on used bicycles that have been deemed by police to be abandoned or unclaimed.In a typical auction, successful bids range from $1 to $350 — the event provides a great opportunity to purchase bikes at low cost.The City of Ocean City raised $2,469 in the summer 2014 auction — selling 77 bikes at an average price of $32. The auction included 101 registered bidders and 79 bikes offered for sale.Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m., and a driver’s license, passport or valid ID is required to register.All items are sold “as is/where is” with no warranties implied or offered. Accepted forms of payment are bank checks with ID, traveler’s checks and cash.  No credit cards will be accepted.Rain date is Tuesday, July 21. For information, call (609) 399-6111 ext. 9356.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebook Bidders line a barricade to get a look at an unclaimed bicycle up for auction in July 2014 in Ocean City, NJ.last_img read more

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Ocean City Festival Helps Families Enjoy Quiet Side of Life

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleOcean City’s reigning queens, hamsters, lizards, jigsaw puzzles and crafts all took center stage Sunday afternoon, but very quietly, for the Quiet Festival at the Ocean City Community Center.Two highlights were storytelling and crown-making in the children’s section of the Free Public Library. Miss Ocean City Megan Keenan, Junior Miss Ocean City Julia Wilson, and Little Miss Ocean City Stevie Wright read to the children while donning their crowns and dressed in gowns. Then the queens helped boys and girls make paper crowns.Holly Corcory, of Marmora, brought her daughters, Finley, 4, and Tatum, 1, for the festivities. They started off with story time, and then Finley made some paper crowns.“This is just another good thing to do in Ocean City,” Holly Corcory said.Little Miss Ocean City Stevie Wright watches some crown crafts.Finley’s favorite part of the day was making her crown, she said, with a little help from Miss Ocean City Megan Keenan. Junior Miss Ocean City Julia Wilson helped children color in their crowns. She said she really liked the festival.“I think it is really cool and definitely something different we can do,” she said. During another popular activity, this one in the Historical Museum, kids assembled history-themed jigsaw puzzles.Ocean City Historical Museum Executive Director Jeff Granahan showed Kristen Brennan, 3, and her 5-year-old sister, Carolyn, of Ventnor, how to do the historical museum jigsaw puzzles. He showed them copies of old photos that were clipped into different pieces that the girls would have to put back together.“This is the city’s first fire house,” Granahan said, explaining a copy of a vintage photo.Jigsaw puzzles were a highlight for sisters, Kristen, 3, and Carolyn, 5, Brennan, of Ventnor.The girls then assembled some other puzzles. Within minutes, Carolyn had one puzzle near completion.Kim Brennan, the girls’ mother, said “Carolyn loves puzzles.”Brennan learned of the Quiet Festival and the variety of events, so she decided to bring her children. She said it was a wonderful program and plans on bringing them back next year. “I grew up coming to Ocean City,” she said. “They really have a lot for kids to do.”Michael Hartman, the city’s director of special events, said the Quiet Festival is designed to showcase all that the Ocean City Community Center has to offer year-round.“The goal of the Quiet Festival is to put a face on the Community Center and all of its wonderful offerings here,” Hartman explained. “It is truly the hub of the community.”Junior Miss Ocean City Julia Wilson chats with Myah Smith, 5, of Ocean City.Over the years, the Quiet Festival has become a staple to bridge the time between now and the holiday shopping season, which kicks off with “Earlier Than The Bird” Nov. 17, explained Michael Allegretto, the city’s Director of Community Services. “The is one of our fall events that continues to promote activities during our quieter time,” Allegretto said. “It is a small event, but one we enjoy to do to give kids more fun activities.” The festival would not be complete without the pet contest. There were furry creatures, and some scaly ones, who came out to show off their costumes and for the most part, they were all quiet.Jackie Ganter, of Ocean City, proudly shows off Beardie, her lizard.In fact, bearded dragons Beardie and Lizzie didn’t make a sound. They just sort of sat there in their elf and Minnie Mouse costumes.“He is a lot easier to take care of than other animals, and he is really quiet,” said Beardie’s owner, Jackie Ganter, of Ocean City.Later on, Jackie quietly explained what he eats. “He eats bugs and veggies,” she said.Brielle McDowell,12, of Ocean City, shows her hamster, Cookie, to infant Lucy Godsell and her mother Tina, of Ocean City.Cookie, the 19-month-old hamster, was also quiet. He shoved as many seeds into his pouch as he could and flew up a plastic, brightly colored tube to work out on his wheel.His owner, Brielle McDowell, 12, of Ocean City, loves her hamster. This is his second year in the contest. Of course, Hartman explained that everyone wins.Cookie didn’t mind a rub from 17-month-old Lucy Godsell, whose family has a vacation home in Ocean City.Lucy’s mother, Tina Godsell, told her to put out her hand and gently touch Cookie. She did and gave her mom a big smile. At 3 p.m. the festival was expected to wrap up with a “Bubble Blowing Bonanza.” The bubble blowing grand finale is considered a quiet alternative to a fireworks display.Miss Ocean City Megan Keenan picks out a book with Finley Corcory, 4, of Marmora. Holly Corcory, of Marmora, and her children Finley, 4, and Tatum, 1, enjoy Ocean City’s Quiet Festival.last_img read more

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Navigating the Nuances of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Appliances and Rack Systems

first_imgThe term appliance is loaded because it implies something that is usually single-purposed, something that doesn’t scale, ergo “a toaster”In truth, a modern turnkey IT appliance relies on a lot of sophisticated engineering to create a truly elegant IT management experience across multiple application scenarios. It’s not a toaster, it slices, it dices, it can handle anything you can throw at it!As hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) appliances become more robust, the decision as to when to employ appliances versus more monolithic systems is moving from a debate to a conclusion.It shows in the numbers. As we approach the first anniversary of the merger of Dell and EMC, the value of the Power of One approach we provide has never been clearer. In fact, Gartner just observed that Dell EMC was the one among the top five server vendors to gain market share in the first quarter of 2017 – and the strength of open, industry standard rack mount PowerEdge Platforms has been a huge part of that.The other huge part has been the incredible growth in the last two years has been turnkey HCI appliances for a variety of applications across the data center, and there is a feedback loop with the strength of the PowerEdge server familyDoes VxRail scale? You bet it does.VxRail Appliances from Dell EMC can scale to 64 nodes to create a cluster with up to 98TB of memory, over 2800 processor cores and more than 2.9 PB of raw storage. That’s enough IT infrastructure horsepower to support most enterprise IT applications, and of course, there’s nothing stopping customers from having multiple VxRail clusters (and many do).Organizations are adopting HCI appliances to run traditional applications that need enterprise resiliency at the same time as they invest and deploy more cloud-native applications.In both cases the ability to scale rapidly to provisioning of resources in a heartbeat is important. In addition, the ability to run multiple traditional and cloud native applications on a single appliance or cluster enables significant consolidation across the data center – and more importantly simplification.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BLZ13PbvykSimplification is the key to realizing improved operational efficiencies, better infrastructure availability, and increased IT agility. Ease of management and significant reduction in administrative tasks enables IT specialists to now focus on more strategic business initiatives rather than lower level functions that are now automated.However, not all HCI appliances are created equal. *Principled Technologies recently put VxRail to the test against HCI appliances from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE). First, they tested VxRail against the HC 380 in a lab environment and the results were very compelling: VxRail enables you to transact business up to 70 percent faster and support up to 50 percent more customer requests than HPE HC 380 while reducing your storage footprint by 1/3.**Principled Technologies followed that test with another test, this time against HPE’s latest high-profile acquisition, SimpliVity. We found that VxRail runs your databases up to 177% faster, processes up to 104% more orders per minute, and delivers up to 85% faster response times than HPE SimpliVity 380. Frankly, the results surprised us too.To find out more about the Principled Technologies test of VxRail vs. SimpliVity, visit DellEMC.com/Compare-VxRail.One of the biggest reasons Dell EMC is gaining market share at the expense of rivals is that a HCI appliance from Dell EMC running VMware software supports 177 percent more database transactions that a similarly configured HCI appliance from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) running software HPE gained when it acquired Simplivity.This is rooted in a simple fact. VxRail is the HCI Appliance that VMware and Dell EMC have jointly engineered. It’s built by one team, and it leverages vSAN as its software-defined storage. Not only is vSAN uniquely integrated into the vSphere kernel, but with VxRail also means that there is never a question about vSphere release timing, hardware/software validation, the details of lifecycle management is handled, the way to integrate data protection (it’s included!). Perhaps most importantly, with VxRail you never get stuck between vendors on roadmap or support.For customers who are ready to move beyond HCI Appliances, HCI Rack Scale systems like VxRack – in both VMware Cloud Foundation and FLEX variations bring the physical and software defined networking domain into the HCI system. And yes, there are some applications and workloads that need a traditional converged stack – and those use cases are very important to customers. It’s not about HCI Appliances vs. HCI Rack Scale Systems vs. Converged Infrastructure – it’s about the right tool for the job, and partners with the simple portfolio to help you.Regardless of the platform employed, fully integrated management allows IT generalists to accomplish so much more than ever before. The goal is to eventually standardize all data center infrastructure using HCI and rack servers. In the meantime, organizations should be looking for an HCI solution that can easily coexist in the data center full of rack-based servers with the eye towards, phasing in more modern infrastructure whenever possible.We’re committed to make it possible to unify the management of HCI appliances and rack-scale systems as rapidly as possible. Dell EMC has invested a lot of time and money to developing a unique infrastructure management framework that makes managing our HCI platforms significantly simpler than any rival offering. Over the last year we’ve been transferring those capabilities to our CI platforms as well. There may even come a day soon when we completely unify the management of our VMware integrated HCI/Rack Scale systems (VxRail and VxRack using VMware Cloud Foundation), and also unify the management model of our horizontal, multi use cases HCI (VxRack FLEX) and CI (VxBlock) platforms – hint, hint, nudge, nudge.All application workloads are not created equal. There’s always going to be a need for different classes of IT infrastructure to right size applications. Dell EMC uniquely provides our customers with a full portfolio of pre-integrated HCI and CI offerings optimized to make running any class of application workload required. That means IT organizations no longer need to spend their own precious time tinkering with IT infrastructure. As critical as IT infrastructure is, the business value any organization derives from IT is inherently provided by the applications they run. Every minute an IT organization spends fiddling around with IT infrastructure results in applications taking longer to be deployed in a production environment.Every IT organization that has ever configured systems on their own also knows that the documentation for how those systems are configured is spotty at best. It’s not uncommon for the institutional memory associated with how those systems are configured to walk out the door every time an IT administrator takes a new job. Our single-minded focus at Dell EMC is to reduce the mean time to achieving business value from IT by reducing the amount of time it takes to stand up an application environment using modern IT infrastructure.Whether it’s an appliance or rack-based system the HCI platforms Dell EMC manufactures come pre-integrated with software stacks optimized for VMware, integrated data protection – and a partner who is responsible for everything in the stack, not just at deployment, but through its full lifecycle. We’re confident experienced IT professionals will appreciate all the IT infrastructure capabilities our engineers have baked into Dell EMC platforms. You can always go the DIY route… but why the heck would you?____________________________________________________________[1] Principled Technologies report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Empower your databases with strong, efficient, scalable performance,” June 2017, comparing a similarly configured Dell EMC VxRail P470F vs. HPE Hyper Converged 380, using 50ms think time and 36 VMs. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage, and manufacturing variability.2 Principled Technologies report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Handle more orders with faster response times, today and tomorrow,” July 2017, comparing a similarly configured Dell EMC VxRail P470F vs. HPE SimpliVity 380, using 50ms think time and 36 VMs. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage, and manufacturing variability.last_img read more

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[The Source Podcast] Global Partner Summit

first_imgPriority #1: Help our Partners Help our Customers!The conference inside the conference, The Dell Technologies Global Partner Summit was hosted by Global Channel, OEM and IoT President, Joyce Mullen (@Joyceatdell).The theme ROARED off the stage as Joyce highlighted our 2017 accomplishments and new Programs and Solutions specific to our channel partners for 2018.  Our #1 Priority is helping our Global Partners and OEMs help our joint customers.I caught up with Joyce just a few minutes after the Global Partner Summit Keynote.  From the Dell EMC Ready Stack Certified Reference System to the Dell EMC MyReward Program, the excitement is clearly contagious.Looking to learn more about becoming a Dell Technologies partner?  Visit dell.com/partner and be sure to follow @DellEMCPartners.Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play.Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

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Five Years After Fukushima, Debate Over Nuclear Safety in Japan

first_imgFive Years After Fukushima, Debate Over Nuclear Safety in Japan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享By Andrew Coffman Smith for SNL:Five years on from the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is lauding progress in implementing post-Fukushima safety measures. A critical report, meanwhile, is accusing regulators of abdicating their watchdog responsibilities and plant operators of undermining safety.Speaking March 8, three days before the anniversary of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi plant disaster, NRC Chairman Stephen Burns said America’s regulatory process rose to the challenge of ensuring “adequate protection” for U.S. nuclear plants from extreme “beyond-design” events by implementing industry-recommended new measures. “And now, at the anniversary, we find ourselves in a better place,” said Burns. “We are now rolling the Fukushima lessons into our day-to-day operations.”These post-Fukushima measures include building new earthquake and flood-proof bunkers and implementing the FLEX program of strategically placed portable equipment to quickly provide emergency cooling. Burns said these enhancements seek to put to rest those “what-ifs” that go way beyond the design basis and said the industry is on track to implementing them. The “bulk” of the work is to be completed at the end of 2016 and into 2017, he said.But that same FLEX program is at the heart of criticisms leveled at the NRC and the nuclear industry in a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists that accuses regulators of leaving regulatory-making decisions to the industry itself. In addition to questioning how effective FLEX would be in mitigating a total loss of power at a reactor to prevent a meltdown, the environmental advocacy group said the nuclear industry is attempting to ensure that the NRC’s standards for the program are “relatively cheap” to meet. The report charged further that the FLEX program “is being invoked as a broad rationale by the NRC to avoid taking further action to improve safety.”Full Article: 5 years after Fukushima: Fight over nuclear industry safety lives onlast_img read more

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Student loans involving for-profit colleges made through credit unions escape regulation

first_imgCredit Unions have been at the margins of the student loan crisis, yet they make student loans. The Center for American Progress, the United States Student Organization, Veterans for Educational Success and five other groups protested the role of credit union service organizations (CUSO) in partnering with for-profit colleges, particularly ITT Tech, in a July 30 letter to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the federal credit union regulator.The letter noted that ITT Tech has spent more on marketing and executive compensation than on classroom instruction. Overall, 20% of students who left ITT Tech end up defaulting on their student loans. In May, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed fraud charges against ITT Educational Services, its CEO Kevin Modany and its CEO Daniel Fitzpatrick.“We are deeply disturbed about the role of credit unions and credit union service organizations (CUSO) that partnered with for-profit colleges to offer predatory student loans,” the letter stated. “In particular, ITT Educational Services, the controversial for-profit college chain allegedly developed a scheme to issue high-cost private student loans to its students through a CUSO.” CUSOs are corporate entities in which federally chartered credit unions own a minority stake. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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World Council calls for leverage ratio disclosure flexibility

first_imgThe World Council of Credit Unions urged the Basel Committee in Banking Supervision to provide flexibility when it comes to leverage ratio disclosures. The Basel Committee is the primary global standard setter for the prudential regulation of banksThe committee is seeking input on its consultative document “Revisions to Leverage Ratio Disclosure Requirements” and it seeking to address the issue of “window dressing. This occurs with internationally active, publicly traded banks reduce their balance sheets for end-quarter and end-year disclosure purposes that have macroeconomic effects and can provide misleading information to investors.“Our members are cooperative depository institutions that are not publicly traded, rarely operate on a cross-border basis and do not typically engage in the ‘window dressing’ behavior that this proposal seeks to address,” the letter reads. “We are concerned that mandating the use of daily averages in disclosures issued by community-based depository institutions following standardized risk-based capital approaches may result in disproportionate reporting burdens on noncomplex institutions. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Long Island Girl Appears on Kids Say The Darndest Things

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 6-year-old West Babylon girl gave comedian Tiffany Haddish some hilarious advice Sunday on the second episode of ABC’s newly rebooted variety show Kids Say The Darndest Things.Lauren Rao and two other 6 year old girls sipped Shirley Temples with Haddish, who asked the kids for help reconciling with an estranged friend in a segment dubbed Six in The City. Their conversation was interrupted when the friend texts a bunch of emojis to Haddish, who asks the kids to translate the message.“It means that there’s a party for you, nerd,” Rao told Haddish, drawing laughs from the live studio audience. When Haddish asks the group if she should still should reconcile after the friend intentionally posted an unflattering photo of the comedian on Instagram, Rao replied: “Don’t even be her friend anymore. She’s trying to bully you!”Haddish hosts and executive produces a new iteration of the show in which she interacts with real kids and plays off their innocently entertaining points of view. The new version features a mix of in-studio segments and taped pieces from across the country.Bill Cosby hosted the prior version of the show from 1998 to 2000. The show is based on a feature of the same name that appeared on Art Linkletter’s House Party from 1945 to 1967.Kids Say The Darndest Things airs 8 p.m. Sundays on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.last_img read more

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