A lot of things went wrong — and a lot of people screwed up. That’s the takeaway of a new report on Minnesota’s beleaguered computer system for vehicle title and license plate tabs, known as MNLARS. The report is especially critical of leadership at the two agencies that oversaw the development and launch of the program: MNIT, the state’s information technology agency, and the Department of Public Safety, whose Driver and Vehicle Services division oversees vehicle licensing. The 86-page report, released Thursday morning by the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Auditor, was requested by lawmakers frustrated by the system, which took nine years to develop, has cost more than $100 million, and has never worked as it should have since its launch in 2017. The report asks the big question: What went wrong with MNLARS? Here’s part of a summary, authored by deputy legislative auditor Judy Randall and director of special reviews Joel Alter: “In our review, we … [Read more...] about What went wrong with DMV computers? Everything and everyone, report finds
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Here's a breakdown of the key players and storylines for every team in a bowl game. No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame 4 p.m. ET, ESPN AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TexasKey player: QB Trevor Lawrence is going to be the engine that drives the Clemson offense. While much has been made of Tua Tagovailoa's ascension at Alabama, Lawrence has provided his own spark to the Clemson offense, and if he can flourish in bowl season, the Tigers are as good as any team in the country.Storyline to watch: Clemson's secondary struggled badly against Kellen Mond and Jake Bentley during the regular season, and if there's a weakness on an otherwise stout defense, it's the safety play. The types of quarterbacks Clemson will see in a potential run to a national championship will be a real test of how good this unit is.Key player: QB Ian Book has sparked this Notre Dame offense, throwing for 2,468 yards and 19 touchdowns after replacing starter Brandon Wimbush after the third game of the season.Storyline … [Read more...] about What you need to know about every bowl game
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 2:35 PM EST Dec 3, 2018 Do you know what the Los Angeles Rams were before they were the best team in the NFL? One of the worst. It was four short years ago that the Rams went 6-10 and ended up with a top-10 pick in the NFL draft, a pick that changed the direction of their franchise for good. A couple quarterbacks went at the top of the draft, some wide receivers and pass rushers and offensive linemen went next, and with the 10th pick of the 2015 draft, the Rams took running back Todd Gurley from Georgia. Gurley scored two touchdowns in the Rams’ 30-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday – his NFL-leading 18th and 19th touchdowns of the year – and his big day got me thinking that maybe the Lions are headed in the right direction after all. Seriously. More from Windsor: Lions stuck in past while Rams are future of NFL I’m not and never have been an advocate of tanking, and I wouldn’t implore the Lions to do … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions headed for top-10 pick; what’s wrong with that?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by On Baseball ByJames Wagner Sept. 28, 2018 The end of an exasperating season is near. Once expected to compete for a playoff spot, the Mets will instead complete their eighth losing campaign in the last decade on Sunday. At least one person, however, will be definitely thrilled to attend those games. Meet Les McCaughan, who became a casual Mets fan in 1985 and was hooked for good the following year when the team won the World Series. He stuck with the Mets through the many lean years that have followed. He stays up late to watch or listen to games. He has visited both Shea Stadium and Citi Field. He shares his love of the team with other fans on social media. McCaughan, 44, however, does not live in New York or anywhere near it. Instead, he is from and lives in Ballymoney, a small countryside … [Read more...] about Suffering Knows No Bounds, Which Is Why Mets Fans Are Everywhere
Through the ups and downs of wide receiver Josh Gordon’s football career, former Baylor football coach Art Briles could have abandoned hope on several occasions. But Briles — who suspended Gordon twice, once indefinitely, at Baylor — has been vocal in support of his ex-player beyond their days together in Texas. Here’s what Briles has said over the course of Gordon’s tumultuous NFL career: ‘He’s got a good soul, good heart’ In July 2012, Gordon was selected as part of the league’s supplemental draft — an opportunity for players who were ineligible for the college football season and had missed the deadline to declare for the traditional NFL Draft to still earn an opportunity to compete in the NFL. The Cleveland Browns won the bid for Gordon, who was considered one of the top prospects at the time. “I think opening day, he’ll be a starter,” Briles told Ohio.com shortly after Gordon joined the Browns. … [Read more...] about ‘He’s got a good soul, good heart’: What Josh Gordon’s college coach has said about him