Two nights ago, I took a night bus from Guadalajara to Mexico City for Christmas and New Year’s with some other friends who don’t celebrate Christmas. I did the same thing last year and actually had a fun time with friends and most of my Guadalajara friends are going to be out of the city anyways so I decided to do it all again this year. It’s common in most of Mexico and Latin American to have a bigger dinner on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas with some people waiting until the clock strikes midnight to begin eating.
What time do you start Christmas dinner? Have you ever tried curling? Would you tip flight attendants? How do you feel about the Husker recruits post signing day? Where did you watch the World Cup Final?
Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate. Onto Flakes...
There hasn’t been a huge exodus of Husker football players. There has been little of an influx of new players either. All of that can change at any time, obviously. This is our portal tracker.
The Huskers may have lost a guard to injury, but saw a leader re-emerge and a freshman phenom stake a claim to more playing time.
The class comes from all over the nation with 12 states represented. The group includes 12 Nebraskans (eight scholarship additions and four walk-ons) as well as multiple signees from Texas (five), Florida (three) and Pennsylvania (three).
At one point early in Rhule’s time as Nebraska’s new head football coach, the Huskers ranked behind No. 60 in the composite recruiting rankings. Nebraska ranked No. 28 when he walked away from the podium around 3 p.m. He said it wouldn’t have been possible without the infrastructure and coaches he’s assembled. So he thanked them with his opening statement.
The bulk of Matt Rhule’s first Nebraska recruiting class was signed, sealed and delivered before noon Wednesday, the first day prospects could sign letters of intent. Things went mostly as expected for the Huskers early in the day with one big surprise: 4-star Lincoln East wide receiver Malachi Coleman picked Nebraska over a late-charging Colorado.
Exactly three weeks after he was formally introduced, Rhule delivered a recruiting class that no one would have predicted in November — the by-product of a clearly defined vision from him and his coaching staff.
Energized, young guys with their own personalities, who have experience either playing or coaching, and have bought into Rhule’s team-first mentality and are on the same page with Rhule’s philosophies.
That’s an important takeaway on Rhule’s whirlwind start to his era of Husker football. He has brought fresh air and energy to Memorial Stadium. He uses social media like a maniac. More than any Nebraska football coach, well, ever. Rhule posts long groups of emojis’s that have Husker fans scratching their heads and searching for a deep meaning to the message. If Rhule has the same approach to play-calling, the Big Ten will be on its toes.
“I don’t want to make promises — everyone here’s going to know who he is,” Rhule said. “Elite player. Excellent talent. Fast, physical.” Those last two traits define the 15 players — high school, juco and transfers — Nebraska added on the defensive side of the ball. Two, Mason Goldman and Jason Maciejczak, could play offensive line. The rest will help remake NU’s defense if Rhule’s vision works out as planned.
Tighter seats are more than just a figurative and often physical pain—they’re a threat to your health, and even your life if there’s an emergency evacuation from the plane cabin. In 2018, Congress told the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the government agency responsible for the public’s flying safety, to set seat-size minimums that would protect passenger safety.
New York-based flight attendant Sarah, who wanted to be identified only by her first name, says she has never been tipped with money, but has received chocolates, snacks, thank you notes, and even gift cards “to places like Starbucks, which most flight attendants love to receive.” She appreciates that thoughtfulness, saying “it just makes me pass that same energy forward.”
Passing through airport security in the U.K. is about to get easier, as U.K. officials announced that the rule mandating liquids in carry-on bags be 100ml (3.4 ounces) or less will no longer be enforced, starting in June 2024. When the rule ends, passengers will be able to carry-on liquids measuring up to two liters in volume, the BBC reports. Additionally, passengers will no longer need to remove electronics from bags, such as laptops.
Travelers hitting the sky with gifts should make sure they are unwrapped and can be inspected if needed. Gift bags and boxes that can be opened are also a good idea. Travelers should also come prepared with the correct ID, which can include a passport or driver’s license.
“A hot Scottish import has landed at the TWA Hotel: the weird and wonderful winter sport of curling,” the hotel wrote in a statement, adding travelers can “give the quirky Olympic favorite — which dates back to 16th-century Scotland — a whirl every weekend (for free!) at the landmark hotel’s custom curling rink.” The rink will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. It is free on a first-come-first-served basis with reservations not available.
Mexico City is one of the best destinations to visit in the world. However, travelers should consider certain things before seeing it, especially in regards to safety. Here are five helpful recommendations that travelers to this significant capital should consider.
Mexican travelers during this post-pandemic year traveled to national beaches such as Huatulco and international destinations such as Bogota. Mexican tourists increased their interest in a slew of places, but a dozen in particular, based on new research. According to travelers’ searches and reservations through Despegar, beaches dominated.
The best way to explore the city’s neighborhoods is often on foot. For longer journeys, hop on a bus or bicycle or take the subway. Using public transit in Buenos Aires is generally safe, but as in most large cities, it’s best to watch your wallet and keep your phone out of sight.
Spending time in these different areas offers a big payoff, as the city’s true character is slowly revealed. This guide to the best neighborhoods to stay, where to head for daytime sightseeing, and where to experience Buenos Aires’ legendary restaurants and nightlife will help you make the most of your visit.
Fried foods are the norm when celebrating Hanukkah, and the Sephardic “isfenğ” is no exception, packed with as much history as crunch.
Since 1993, Memento Park has been home to Hungary’s fallen and toppled communist-era statues, a graveyard to dictators that provides a place to teach and remember, but not to idealize.
Carving legs of Iberian ham in bars, restaurants and at events has traditionally been a man’s job. Now, a new generation of women is taking their place at the slicing table.
But Madison and James Miller say that Bluebell, a black Labrador mix, endured a days-long ordeal when she was mistakenly loaded onto a flight that took her to Saudi Arabia instead of Tennessee. They also say British Airways and its sister carrier, IAG Cargo, haven’t done enough to resolve the issue.
Last But Not Least
Cool reaction to Sunday’s incredible World Cup FInal.