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Calais Campbell honored with 2019 Bart Starr Award at Super Bowl LIII Breakfast

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One of the most important Super Bowl traditions the league looks forward to is the annual Super Bowl breakfast, which commenced Saturday (Feb. 2) morning at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta.

The prestigious breakfast honors select players in the league for their efforts both on and off the field. Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive Captain, Calais Campbell, received The Athletes in Action Bart Starr Award. Starr notably played for the Green Bay Packers from 1956 to 1971 and later became the head coach.

“I thank my family for paving the way for me to be here,” Campbell said. ” To be able to get on the same stage and accept the same award as the players I grew up admiring is an amazing feeling.”

The Jaguars star’s CRC Foundation focuses on giving back to the youth and also uses the platform to promote technology-focused education. Campbell recently gifted dozens of underprivileged youth with a shopping spree during the holiday season.

Former Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Reeves, Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz, and Super Bowl Champion Coach Tony Dungy were among a number of football veterans from the past and present in attendance this year.

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Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman guilty on all counts

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Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has reportedly been found guilty in a Brooklyn court on all ten charges against him, in a trial involving, among other things, the trafficking of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, and marijuana into the U.S. from across the border.

On Fox’s Outnumbered on Tuesday, host Harris Faulkner spoke with Judge Andrew Napolitano about the verdict.

“First we hear about a guilty on one count life sentence. And then we hear guilty on all ten federal counts,” said Faulkner. “Are we surprised that it’s a full guilty?”

“No, I’m not surprised. Evidence of his guilt, Harris, was overwhelming,” said Napolitano. He noted that the defense argued the witnesses were themselves drug dealers and criminal lowlifes, and therefore they shouldn’t be considered credible.

“Quite frankly, the government did a truly brilliant job of not only getting all these people from Mexico to come to the United States and testify against him, but in corroborating their testimony with forensic evidence, physical things, and texts and emails that can’t lie,” he said.

“I’m reading here that the evidence included testimony from 14 cooperators,” said Faulkner. “That’s a lot of people.” Faulkner was citing witnesses who were cooperating with Federal investigators while potentially under their own investigations or charges. Overall, about 50 witnesses testified against El Chapo.

Napolitano noted again that this is a risky proposition that can backfire, because of the character of the witnesses who may themselves be facing charges and cutting deals, but again cited the work by the prosecution in shoring up that testimony. “As I said, it’s backed up by forensics,” he said. “Physical things that can’t lie.”

The jury deliberated for six days before finding the vicious druglord guilty on all counts in the federal drug conspiracy trial that lasted about three months.

He has not been sentenced yet, but is guaranteed at least life in prison under the statutes, Fox reports.

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Aerosols are detrimental to global warming

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The extreme shift in climate change is beginning to cause even the non-believers of global warming to believe it exists.

Rising temperatures increase the concentration of aerosols in the atmosphere that cause air pollution, according to a study which highlights another disturbing effect of climate change.

According to a recent study, the atmospheric saturation of aerosols worsening air pollution has a crippling effect on the climate.

Researchers from the University of California, Riverside have noted that the warming temperatures play a huge role in air toxicity.

“A robust response to an increase in greenhouse gases is that the land is going to warm faster than the ocean. This enhanced land warming is also associated with increased continental aridity,” said Robert Allen, an associate professor at UC Riverside. 

Their findings show that the warmer Earth gets, the harder it is going to be to keep air pollution down to a certain level without strict control over the sources of aerosols.

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