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Beyonce Pregnancy Rumors Are Put To Rest

Rumors stating Beyonce was pregnant with baby no. 2 surfaced on Friday, when Jay Z changed a “Beach is better” lyric to say “Cause she’s pregnant with another one.”

After, Jay, 44, and Bey, 33, wrapped up their “On the run” tour in France, a picture of the couple drinking Champagne was tweeted from Life + Time’s official twitter account.

Although this picture isn’t a direct denial of the rumored pregnancy, he and Beyonce have a history of setting the record straight through photos, rather than carefully constructed public statements.

Mr. and Mrs. Carter do plan on expanding their family. In an interview last year with ABC news, Blue Ivy’s mama said that she “Would love more children.”

Beyonce also admitted in that interview that she is very protective over daughter Blue Ivy.

I just want to make sure that she can have a healthy, safe, normal life…in the back of my mind, she’s my priority. And life is completely different now. So I’m—I feel really, really just lucky that I can still do what I love, and now have a way bigger meaning. And that’s to be her mother.

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5 Things You Should Know About Brendan Iribe’s $31 Million Donation To UMD

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Courtesy: TechCrunch

Brendan Iribe may not be a household name but he just made a big difference in the lives of many students who will pledge their allegiance to Terp Nation in the years to come.

Iribe is the CEO of Oculus, a virtual reality company which was just sold to Facebook for $2 billion.

In case you aren’t aware, virtual reality is the next big technology front which is making a huge impact on how we play videogames and how we view our world. Iribe is playing a major role in the industry and credits UMD for where he is today. Continue reading

McDonalds Giving Away Free Coffee For 2 Weeks

Courtesy: Associated Press

McDonald’s has decided to give us yet another reason to visit one of their locations in the morning before we head to work or school.

Beginning Tuesday September 16th, the fast food chain will be giving out free small McCafe coffee to anyone who visits during regular breakfast hours.

The promotion will last until International Coffee Day on September 29th.

Source: NBC Washington

NFL Running Back Turns Himself Into Police

by DALLAS JORDAN

The Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson turned himself into police this morning to be charged with reckless or negligent injury to a child in Texas, following a grand jury indictment.

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Peterson’s mug shot was released by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office this morning.

Peterson who is showing all of his pearly whites, was detained at 1:06 a.m. on a $15,000 bond. He was placed in a cell but released within 29 minutes.

In the early morning hours on Saturday, September 13, 2014, Adrian Peterson turned himself in at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Justice Complex and was booked in on a warrant that was issued against him for injury to a child.

Mr. Peterson met all the court order criteria on the warrant for his release. Mr. Peterson was released from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Jail shortly after being booked in.

A warrant was issued for Peterson’s arrest on Friday after a Texas grand jury indicted him on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. Officers said that the 29-year-old NFL player has been cooperative with them throughout this entire investigation.

The Vikings said later on Friday that Peterson would not play in the team’s game against the New England Patriots on Sunday.

If Peterson is convicted of reckless injury to a child, he could be sentenced to prison for two to 10 years. If convicted of negligent injury to a child, he could be sentenced to jail anywhere between 180 days to two years.

Peterson’s indictment marks the second recent domestic violence case involving a player in the NFL. Ray Rice, also a running back, was released by the Baltimore Ravens this week after a video showing him punching his then-fiancée Janay surfaced online. He had faced assault charges and they were dropped after his partner, who has since married him, declined to testify.

No Brain Matter? No Problem

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Courtesy: learningbreakthrough.com

by DAN SCHWALB

The human brain is more mysterious than we imagined. Chinese doctors have discovered that a 24-year old woman is missing her cerebellum, a major brain component. The cerebellum usually acts as the control center for speech and body movement. The woman has suffered slight medical problems due to the missing part, but has otherwise lived a healthy life.

Doctors and scientists alike are shocked that she has been able to function without such critical brain matter. MRI scans show that a buildup of white fluid has filled the space where her cerebellum should have been. This is the first reported case of its kind; others born without cerebellums typically suffer serious health conditions.

Brain scientists are saying that “neuroplasticity” has allowed the woman to function properly. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to re-wire itself and adapt to situations.

Even though this woman never had a cerebellum, other parts of her brain took on responsibility for speech and body movement.

Neuroplasticity has become a hot topic in recent years. Scientists have hoped it could shed light on treatments for psychological issues. This latest case, of the missing cerebellum, shows scientists just how resilient the human brain can be.

#WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft

by JESSICA MARQUEZ

Ray Rice and Janay Rice have been at the center of controversy ever since TMZ Sports released an elevator video on September 8, 2014. The video explicitly shows Ray Rice hitting Janay and then dragging her out of the elevator as she’s unconscious.

The video has raised tremendous conversation on social media. Two of the biggest trends have been #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft on Twitter. Victims of domestic violence have turned to Twitter and shared their stories.

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At first glance, you may read these tweets and think to yourself, really, she/ he could have just left? I mean it’s simple right? In reality it’s much more complex than it looks. You have to consider that everyone is different.

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It’s important to remember that domestic violence is not only physical violence.  It also includes sexual, emotional, and physiological.

Women are not the only ones who are victims of domestic violence, men are too.

If you feel like you are in a domestic violence relationship, seek help through a friend, family member, doctor, or even school. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is also available at 1-800-799-7233 or at http://www.thehotline.org.

How Do I Delete U2’s Album From My IPhone?

Did you know Apple purposely installed U2’s newest album for free on your iOS device without notifying you? If you don’t believe me, go check your playlist now.

Is Apple legally allowed to do this? Yes.

In order to use any of their devices, you have to agree to their terms and services.

But in my opinion, it would’ve been courteous of Apple to at least send an e-mail or a mass notification letting their users know what they’re about to do.

Why did Apple send all of it’s users a free U2 album? It was meant as a promotion for the new IPhone 6. Apple and U2 wanted to break the record for the largest album release of all-time. I’m not sure how U2’s album and the IPhone 6 correlate but that’s their story.

How do I get rid of it, it’s taking up some of my storage space!? Here are some pictures and instructions courtesy of GigaOm.

If a song has already downloaded (as shown by not having the cloud symbol), swipe left on the song title to show the delete button. If you click delete, you'll see it goes back to the cloud.
If a song is already download onto your device, swipe right and hit delete. You’ll know it’s downloaded if you don’t see the cloud symbol next to the song.
If you haven't downloaded the songs, it should look like the left panel. To hide them from your phone, go to Settings then Music and turn off the "Show All Music".
If you go to Settings > Music > Show All Music and turn off “Show All Music,” the only songs which will show up on your device are songs you’ve personally downloaded from your computer.
To prevent your songs from being re-downloaded if they're in the cloud, go to settings and iTunes & App Store. Turn off automatic downloads and show all music to prevent them from downloading again.
To prevent automatic downloads from ever appearing on your device again, go to Settings > iTunes & App Store and under Automatic Downloads, turn Music off.

An Early Look At Maryland’s Basketball Schedule

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Maryland Football season is among us, but the school also released their inaugural Big Ten basketball schedule. After the roller coaster rides of the last couple of seasons, it is nearly impossible to not look and instantly analyze the schedule.

Here is the full schedule

The main theme for Terps basketball is change. This offseason, the Terps were eager to welcome a top recruiting class when the team was suddenly hit with the transfer bug.

To read more on the Terps schedule changes, check out our newest partner site, THE LEFT BENCH!

Transfer List

Seth Allen – Headed to Virginia Tech to become a true point guard

Nick Faust – Headed to Long Beach State

Roddy Peters – Headed to South Florida for playing time

Shaq Cleare – Headed to Texas

Charles Mitchell – Headed to Georgia Tech to stay closer to his grandmother.

Speaking of early departures Trayvon Reed, one of the recruits in the incoming class,was barred from the university for assaulting police and resisting arrest.

Think that’s crazy? The whole incident occurred over less than six dollars worth of candy.

I’m not kidding

Seth Allen is one of many players who have transferred. Courtesy: VirginiaTech.SportsWar.com

Now for the bright side, Maryland still welcomes a dynamite recruiting class and the return of core players Dez Wells and Jake Layman. Since the end of the Gary Williams era, Turgeon’s Terrapins have garnered a reputation of a tournament talent team that comes up small in big moments. Turgeon is hoping for a tournament appearance this season, as his job may depend on it.

To read more on the Terps schedule changes, check out our newest partner site, THE LEFT BENCH!

To read more on the Terps schedule changes, check out our newest partner site, THE LEFT BENCH!

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