ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Michigan’s head coach, Jim Harbaugh, famously guaranteed a win over Ohio State when he was the Wolverines’ quarterback. Harbaugh, who’s yet to beat the Buckeyes as a coach, came through on his promise as a player.This afternoon, one of Harbaugh’s top players, running back Karan Higdon, was asked if he would guarantee a win over Ohio State like his coach.The Wolverines’ star didn’t back down.“Yeah, I would. … Why not?” Higdon told reporters.The Michigan running back said he strongly believes in his coaching staff and teammates.“I believe in my brothers.”Like Jim Harbaugh did as a player, Karan Higdon guaranteed #Michigan a win over #OhioState in #TheGame @AP_Top25 pic.twitter.com/YrMIT9ntAn— Larry Lage (@LarryLage) November 19, 2018A lot gets made about players “guaranteeing” wins over their opponents, especially when it’s a big game, but what else is he supposed to say? Of course you want your players to believe they’re going to win the game.Ohio State and Michigan are set to kick off at noon E.T.The game will be on FOX.
Young Nova Scotians are encouraged to get “financially fit” by taking part in an interactive, online contest this February. The contest, sponsored by the Canadian Securities Administrators and co-ordinated locally by the Nova Scotia Securities Commission runs from Monday, Feb. 4 to Friday, Feb. 29. Youth aged 15 to 21 can play games, take a quiz, try interactive simulations, and get financial tips to learn the importance of saving and investing money for the future. Thirteen entries, one from each province and territory, will be randomly selected from eligible quiz participants to win a $750 scholarship. In 2007, nearly 1,400 young people participated and registered to win the contest, which aims to make smart money management cool for an increasingly web-savvy generation. “Young people are often more keen than you would think to learn about saving and investing, especially at an age where they hold their first part-time or summer jobs, and are trying to save for an education,” said Natalie MacLellan, investor education officer with the Nova Scotia Securities Commission. The contest features exciting interactive games such as Slapshot Shopping, where players are given $200 of virtual money to purchase a number of necessities and luxuries. The game uses humour and Canada’s love affair with hockey, to teach the importance of balancing financial needs versus wants. Other games and warm-ups include The Tradeoffs, an overview of different investment types, A Little Goes a Long Way, a compound interest simulator, and Budget Breakaway, a student-focused budget calculator. The quiz features questions and facts about budgeting, saving and investing, in a format directly focused on the experience of students. Teachers are encouraged to use the challenge as a fun and informative learning tool. They can download teachers’ resource materials off the web site and enter a contest for a chance to win gift certificates or a $1,000 grand prize. The financial fitness contest is available online at www.financialfitnesschallenge.ca . The Canadian Securities Administrators is a council of securities regulators that co-ordinate and harmonize regulation for Canadian capital markets. Its mandate is to protect investors from unfair or fraudulent practices through regulation of the securities industry. Part of this protection is educating investors about the risk, responsibilities and rewards of investing. As regulator for the securities industry in Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Securities Commission works to protect investors from practices and activities that tend to undermine investor confidence in the fairness and efficiency of capital markets. Part of the Nova Scotia Securities Commission mandate is to improve the financial literacy of youth. read more