“Aman Residences, Tokyo” en het nieuwe hotelmerk “Janu Tokyo” belichten stadsontwikkelingsproject Toranomon-Azabudai

first_img Facebook Facebook “Aman Residences, Tokyo” en het nieuwe hotelmerk “Janu Tokyo” belichten stadsontwikkelingsproject Toranomon-Azabudai Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Local Newscenter_img TAGS  Previous articleHouston’s Wall, OKC’s Gilgeous-Alexander sidelinedNext articleBiden dogs to make appearance during Puppy Bowl Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest TOKIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–feb 19, 2021– Mori Building Co., Ltd., Japans vooraanstaand ontwikkelaar van stedelijk landschap, kondigde vandaag aan dat zij een partnerschap zullen aangaan met Aman, de exploitant van diverse luxe hotels en resorts van wereldklasse, in het Toranomon-Azabudai stadsherontwikkelingsproject, een enorme stadsvernieuwingsonderneming dat als het in 2023 voltooid is nieuw leven zal inblazen in een groot gebied van centraal Tokio. De twee belangrijkste uitkomsten van het partnerschap zullen de residentie met merknaam Aman Residences, Tokio en het luxe hotel Janu Tokyo, Aman’s zustermerk, dat het debuut markeert van het merk Janu in Japan. Dit persbericht bevat multimedia. Bekijk hier het volledige persbericht: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005039/nl/ Toranomon-Azabudai Project (image) (Graphic: Business Wire) Shingo Tsuji, President en CEO van Mori Building, zei: “ Tokio moet iets toevoegen aan haar magnetische kracht als de stad wil slagen in haar concurrentie met de grootste steden in de wereld. Mori Building en Aman slaan de handen ineen. Aman exploiteert verscheidene resorts van wereldklasse, om een in de rest wereld ongekende woonomgeving en hotel te bieden anders dan ooit eerder is gezien in Tokio, waar mensen harmonie met de natuur zullen ervaren en zich met anderen verbinden en anderen inspireren door middel van creativiteit. Door deze nieuwe vorm van ‘stedelijke wellness’ te realiseren zal Mori Building Tokio’s magnetische kracht versterken.” Vladislav Doronin, Chairman en CEO van Aman en Janu, zegt: “ Het lanceren van onze eerste stedelijke Aman Residences in Japan is een mijlpaalmoment in de geschiedenis van Aman en een voorbeeld van de nauwe relatie van ons merk en de symbiose met dit land en haar ongelofelijk bijzondere cultuur. Samenwerken met vooraanstaande ontwikkelaars van Mori Building en deel uitmaken van het Toranomon-Azabudai-project zullen ons in staat stellen het vijfde nieuwbouwproject van Aman binnen Japan tot leven te brengen, waarbij we deze keer aan eigenaren een permanente thuisbasis bieden en exclusieve toegang tot de Aman-leefstijl. Bovendien zal het de setting zijn voor Janu Tokyo. In deze hub van cultuur en kunst willen we gasten in contact brengen met het hart van deze levendige gemeenschap en een kans bieden op creatieve expressie.” Aman Residences, Tokio — unieke stedelijke woonervaringen Aman Residences, Tokio zal gevestigd zijn op de verdiepingen 54–64 van de 330 meter hoge A District Tower, zal 91 hotel-branded residenties bieden met exclusieve diensten, waaronder een Aman Spa uitsluitend voor bewoners (circa 1400 m²). De voor Aman kenmerkende gastvrijheid – zowel warm als pretentieloos – zal de bewoners in staat stellen een buitengewoon rustige leefstijl te genieten, met uitzicht op de bruisende wereldstad Tokio. Het verfijnde architecturele ontwerp is het geweldige werk van Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (USA) en de binnenhuisarchitectuur is van de hand van Yabu Pushelberg (Canada). Janu Tokyo — Aman’s zustermerk maakt haar debuut in Japan Aman’s luxe hotelmerk Janu maakt haar debuut in Japan met Janu Tokyo op de verdiepingen 1–13 van de B-2 District Tower. Het hotel is ontworpen door Denniston (Maleisië) onder leiding van Jean-Michel Gathy. Naast ongeveer 120 luxe kamers die alle prachtig uitzicht bieden op een centraal plein met een overvloed aan groen zal Janu Tokyo prat gaan op de grootste spa van Japan (ongeveer 3500 m²) met spabehandeling en een fitnesscentrum, zes restaurants en een café en bars voor vrijetijds- en zakelijke bijeenkomsten. Janu Tokyo zal gasten van over de hele wereld verwelkomen. Over Aman Aman werd opgericht in 1988 met als visie het bouwen van een verzameling huiselijke retreats met de pretentieloze, warme gastvrijheid van een elegant privéhuis. Het eerste Amanpuri (plaats van vrede), in Phuket, Thailand, introduceerde het concept en sindsdien is Aman uitgegroeid tot een groep van 33 verfijnd serene hotels en resorts in 20 bestemmingen wereldwijd, met nog eens zeven in aanbouw. De volgende Aman die zijn deuren zal openen is Aman New York. In 2020 werd een nieuw hotelmerk met de naam Janu, wat in het Sanskriet ‘ziel’ betekent onthuld. Janu biedt een unieke zienswijze op gastvrijheid waarbij oprechte menselijke interactie, speelse expressie en sociaal welbevinden de kern van de ervaring vormen. Het doel van Janu is om evenwicht te brengen in hoofd en hart en de ziel weer doen opvlammen. Janu pakt uit met drie aangekondigde hotels die al in aanbouw zijn: Montenegro (2022), Al Ula in Saudi-Arabië (2022) en Tokio (2023), alsmede een robuuste pijplijn van toekomstige hotels. Over Mori Building Mori Building is een innovatieve stadsontwikkelaar gevestigd in Tokio. Het bedrijf zet zich in voor het maximaliseren van de magnetische kracht van steden door het creëren en onderhouden van veilige, duurzame en kosmopolitische stadscentra op basis van zijn unieke Vertical Garden City-concept van hoge centra voor bedrijven, onderwijs, vrije tijd en bewoning. Het concept is toegepast bij de vele toonaangevende projecten van het bedrijf, waaronder ARK Hills, Roppongi Hills en Toranomon Hills in Tokio en het Shanghai World Financial Center. Het Mori Building houdt zich ook bezig met het verhuur van vastgoed, projectbeheer en advies. Breng een bezoek aan www.mori.co.jp/en Gerelateerde links Persbericht “Mori Building Unveils Massive Urban Regeneration Project In Central Tokyo” gepubliceerd op 22 augustus 2019: https://www.mori.co.jp/en/img/article/190822.pdf Toranomon-Azabudai Project Fact Book: https://www.mori.co.jp/en/projects/toranomon—azabudai/img/fact—book.pdf Toranomon-Azabudai Project Image Movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5akVE7tWOto&feature=emb—logo Deze bekendmaking is officieel geldend in de originele brontaal. Vertalingen zijn slechts als leeshulp bedoeld en moeten worden vergeleken met de tekst in de brontaal, die als enige rechtsgeldig is. Bekijk het oorspronkelijke bericht op businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005039/nl/ CONTACT: Informatie internationale media Public Relations, Mori Building Co., Ltd. Saori Asano Tel +81 (0)3 6406 6606 Fax +81 (0)3 6406 9306 [email protected] Weber Shandwick Japan Reina Matsushita (tel: +81 (0)80 2375 0295), Mayuko Harada (tel: +81 (0)90 9006 4968) of Masashi Nonaka (tel: +81 (0)80 1037 7879) [email protected] KEYWORD: SINGAPORE JAPAN ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE LODGING CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY BUILDING SYSTEMS URBAN PLANNING TRAVEL SOURCE: Mori Building Co., Ltd. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 04:00 AM/DISC: 02/19/2021 04:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005039/nl WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 last_img read more

Saints go in search of provincial glory

first_imgThe Tipp Town outfit take on Newmarket Celtic of Clare in the Munster Junior Cup Final.Kick-off in Ennis is at 6.30pm.St Michael’s Chairman Ray Lonergan says it’s another proud day for the area.last_img

10 months agoVitesse coach Slutsky reveals Musonda ‘bitter setback’

first_imgVitesse coach Slutsky reveals Musonda ‘bitter setback’by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVitesse coach Leonid Slutsky has virtually wrote off the season of Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda.On-loan at the Eredivisie outfit, Musonda has been missing since September with a knee injury – and Slutsky admits his recovery hasn’t gone to plan.”It does not look good,” he said.”Musonda will now be fit again at the earliest in February. But beware: then he has to be trained again to become a match fit. Then we talk about the end of March. “And then everything has to go as expected.”For all of us this is a bitter setback.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: LSU Student On Jeopardy Can’t Answer Questions About Derrick Henry, Steve Spurrier

first_imgJeopardy question asks what university Derrick Henry plays for.Twitter/@KenzieThirkillWhen college football is a category on Jeopardy, it almost never goes well. In the past, we’ve had a former LSU lineman say that Syracuse was in the Ivy League, contestants failed miserably on a question about the Big Ten, they’ve avoided a question about the sport’s stadium nicknames like the plague, and perhaps worst of all, one man thought Auburn is  called the “Crimson Tide.”College students from LSU, Northeastern, and Wright State competed on the show tonight, and you’d think someone at an SEC powerhouse would fare better when asked about the sport. You’d be very, very wrong. When asked questions about former Florida and South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier and Alabama Heisman winner Derrick Henry, LSU student Kevin didn’t even try to give an answer. I. JUST. CAN’T. pic.twitter.com/Z8LBfGOQu9— Mackenzie Thirkill (@KenzieThirkill) February 3, 2016SEC fans on Twitter are ROASTING him, as you’d expect.the LSU senior on college jeopardy who couldn’t get a spurrier quote or where derrick henry went to college shouldn’t be allowed to graduate— arflora (@arflora) February 2, 2016An RA from LSU is on college Jeopardy! and failed to get “where did Derrick Henry play” and “who is the Head Ball Coach” and I’m mad.— Robby Kalland (@RKalland) February 3, 2016Kid on jeopardy enrolled at LSU and doesn’t know who Derrick Henry, 2015 Heisman trophy winning running back, played for.. Study less.— Luke Longfield (@Lukers17) February 3, 2016Ain’t NO WAY IN HELL the kid from LSU in College Jeopardy didn’t know Derek Henry went to Bama. He just didn’t want to say it— Ken Carman (@KenCarman) February 3, 2016Man the peeps on college @Jeopardy stink. Dude from LSU had no idea who Derrick Henry is. Really? What the hay?— Ben Spalding (@DangerSpalding) February 3, 2016An LSU student on Jeopardy doesn’t know who Steve Spurrier and Derrick Henry are? God this is mortifying. https://t.co/lewNR8x7su— David Helman (@HelmanDC) February 3, 2016Maybe mix in a trip to Death Valley sometime, Kevin. You’ll probably enjoy it.last_img read more

Canadas auto industry at risk if GM closes Oshawa plant union president

first_imgOTTAWA — Unifor president Jerry Dias says General Motors’ plan to close its car plant in Oshawa, Ontario puts it on the brink of leaving Canada completely.The head of Canada’s biggest private-sector union represents about 2,500 workers at the factory the carmaker plans to shut at the end of 2019.After meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dias said GM has moved production of five models of vehicles to Mexico and the United States in the past few years, and if the Oshawa plant closes, the company will have only one left here.Dias argues that if General Motors stops making cars in Canada, it would devastate the parts industry and that would cause big trouble for other car companies.He says labour standards in Mexico are low and Trudeau has to work with President Donald Trump to keep manufacturing jobs from shifting south.Dias says the revamped NAFTA deal should help eventually, but the parts that apply to the auto sector won’t kick in for years and by then it could be too late.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Modi urges supporters to take main bhi chowkidar pledge draws flak from

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday urged his supporters to take the ‘main bhi chowkidar’ (I too am watchman) pledge and said he was not alone in the fight against graft and social evils, drawing ridicule from Congress president Rahul Gandhi. “Your Chowkidar is standing firm & serving the nation. But, I am not alone. Everyone who is fighting corruption, dirt, social evils is a Chowkidar. Everyone working hard for the progress of India is a Chowkidar. Today, every Indian is saying-#MainBhiChowkidar,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day He also posted a short video to drive home his message. Soon after, Gandhi mocked Modi and tweeted, “Defensive tweet Mr Modi! You feeling a little guilty today” while a tagging a picture of Modi along with businessmen such as Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, Anil Ambani and Gautam Adani. The Congress president earlier alleged that Modi only served the interests of his industrialist-friends. Modi has often described himself as a “chowkidar” who would neither allow corruption nor get corrupted himself. Also Read – Don’t use ‘lynching’ to defame India: Bhagwat Gandhi has been repeatedly hurling the “chowkidar chor hai” (watchman is the thief) jibe at Modi to claim irregularities and favouritism in the Rafale fighter jet deal, a charge the BJP-led government has rejected. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala hit back at Modi accusing him of being the “only chowkidar who is a thief”. “One who wears a suit worth Rs 10 lakh and who helps Bank fraudsters Modi-Mehul-Mallya, one who wasts public money to the tune of Rs 52,000 crore for his own propaganda, one who spends Rs 2,010 crore to travel to 84 countries on people’s money and one who helped in theft of Rs 30,000 crore in rafale jet deal, only one Chowkidar is a thief,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.last_img read more

Google honours Bach with first AIpowered Doodle

first_imgNew Delhi: Want to create your own music? Try Google’s first ever Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered Doodle, dedicated to celebrate the birth anniversary of renowned German musician and composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach, who lived during the Baroque period of the 18th century, produced hundreds of compositions including cantatas, concertos, suites and chorales. The Doodle, developed in partnership with Magenta and PAIR teams at Google, is an interactive experience where the composer is playing an organ in celebration of his March 21, 1685, birthday under the old Julian calendar, encouraging musicians to compose their own two-measure melody. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year With the press of a button, the Doodle uses Machine Learning (ML) to harmonise the custom melody into Bach’s signature music style. With the interactive Doodle, one “can create own melody, and through the magic of ML, the Doodle will harmonise your melody in Bach’s style”, Lauren Hannah-Murphy, Programme Manager at Google AI said in a statement on Friday. “You can also explore inside the Doodle to see how the model Bach-ifys familiar tunes, or how your new collaboration might sound in a more modern rock style,” Hannah-Murphy added. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India To create the AI-powered Doodle, the teams first build a ML model called Coconet and then customised it to match Bach’s musical style. Coconet can be used in a wide range of musical tasks-such as harmonising melodies, creating smooth transitions between disconnected fragments of music and composing from scratch. The team then trained Coconet on 306 of Bach’s chorale harmonisations. His chorales always have four voices: each carries their own melodic line, creating a rich harmonic progression when played together. Further, to ensure that people around the world could use the Doodle, the teams used PAIR’s TensorFlow.js, which allows ML to happen entirely within an internet browser. The ML model can also be worked on Google’s new Tensor Processing Units (TPUs), for cases where someone’s computer or device might not support TensorFlow.js. “The Doodle is the first one ever to use TPUs in this way,” Hannah-Murphy said.last_img read more

Sunday Morning Quarterback Evaluating Ohio States win against Illinois

Ohio State improved to 10-0 Saturday with a convincing win against Illinois, 52-22. While the result shouldn’t shock anyone – Illinois is likely the worst team in the Big Ten – this is an OSU team that has struggled against the likes of Indiana and Purdue. But everything was clicking for the Scarlet-and-Gray on Saturday, and OSU is now just two wins away from a perfect season. More than just Miller Sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller will continue to receive Heisman hype, but it was a collective effort on the ground for the Buckeyes, who piled up 330 yards rushing against the Illini. Carlos Hyde has been a revelation this season. The junior running back rushed for 137 yards and three scores, while averaging 7.6 yards per carry. It’s fairly easy to move the chains when your running back averages nearly a first down, and thanks to Hyde, the Buckeyes had no problem doing so against Illinois. All told OSU converted 32 first downs, a team best for the season. Defenses have to respect Hyde, and they occasionally over-commit when it looks like the physical running back is about to tote the rock through the middle. When the defense does, Miller is able to keep the ball on read-option plays, and scamper toward the undefended outside for big gains. Hyde’s power complements Miller’s speed and elusiveness and the duo have become one of the nation’s most lethal combinations on the ground. It should be comforting for Buckeye fans to know that each has eligibility to return next season, though Hyde potentially could flirt with an early departure for the NFL. Meanwhile, redshirt sophomore running back Rod Smith is piecing together a respectable season in his own right. Smith was ranked by ESPN as the seventh best running back prospect in 2010 coming out of Paul Harding High School in Fort Wayne, Ind., but it’s taken some time for him to live up to that billing. After redshirting in 2010, Smith opened the 2011 season as a potential breakout star. Instead he struggled with ball security, and was eventually buried on the depth chart. This year, Smith has quietly emerged as a solid backup option, and the coaching staff seems intent on getting him more touches. Smith caught his first career touchdown reception against Illinois, a 51-yard strike off a wheel route. The play featured a formation that the Buckeyes used a lot on Saturday, lining both Hyde and Smith in the backfield on either side of Miller. “It’s a great look,” coach Urban Meyer said. “That has always been in the playbook, but we never had enough confidence. Now we do. I think it was a productive set and I think you’ll see more of that.” Looking past the bye week OSU is off with a bye next weekend, and will return to action on Nov. 17 against Wisconsin in the team’s final road test. Wisconsin was a preseason favorite to win the Big Ten, but has been an up-and-down team all season. They will likely be on the down turn against the Buckeyes, playing without starting freshman quarterback Joel Stave, who was injured for the season last weekend. Wisconsin is a run-first football team, and without its starting quarterback it will rely even more on its ground attack. This plays right into OSU’s strength – though the Silver Bullets have struggled against spread offenses, power-run teams haven’t fared well against the Buckeye’s defense. The most comparable opponent to Wisconsin is Michigan State, and OSU held its run game in check earlier this year. OSU will have to overcome one of the Big Ten’s most ruthless road environments in Camp Randall Stadium, but it fared well in a similar test at Penn State on Oct. 27. With an extra week to prepare, OSU will be favored to do the same at Wisconsin. Then there is The Game, the finale against Michigan. With a potentially perfect record on the line, in Meyer’s first game against the Wolverines, expect to see a fired-up ball club on Nov. 24 in Ohio Stadium. Both games will likely be close contests, and OSU could very well be facing its two most talented opponents in the coming weeks. But the bottom line is, with two games remaining, OSU is in a favorable position to complete a perfect season. Give an extra helmet sticker to … Sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier. Shazier led the team with 14 tackles, and he continues to assert himself as one of the team’s leaders on defense. Aside from Miller, there may not be a more valuable player on this team than Shazier. He has almost single-handedly legitimized the Buckeyes’ linebackers, which seemed to be the weak-link of the defense not too long ago. Because of a lack of depth and injuries, OSU features senior Zach Boren, a converted full back, next to Shazier at linebacker. Shazier has elevated his play the past three weeks, allowing Boren to settle within the defense. OSU’s defense as a whole has also looked improved the past three weeks, and that, by no means, is a coincidence. read more

Former Ohio State linebacker Jordan Whiting still chasing NFL dreams

Jordan Whiting could be playing for an Ohio State football team that won all 12 of its games last season, or playing for a Louisville team that upset Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Formerly an OSU linebacker, Whiting transferred to Louisville prior to the 2012 season. He was not eligible to play for the Cardinals last season, due to NCAA rules requiring players who transfer between Football Bowl Subdivision schools to sit out one year before playing for their new school. His career at Louisville, however, ended before it even began because of a failed drug test. “When I first got here, I was hanging out with a buddy of mine, and unfortunately, hanging out with him, not really thinking too clearly, I decided to take a few hits of marijuana,” Whiting told The Lantern in January. “I failed my first drug test of my college career.” This wasn’t the first time Whiting made a mistake that affected his college football career. On Dec. 23, 2010, Whiting received a one-game ban as one of six OSU football players suspended for receiving improper benefits from Eddie Rife, owner of Fine Line Ink tattoo parlor. Those violations, dubbed “Tattoo-Gate” by many, eventually resulted in the Buckeyes vacating the results of their 2010 season, being banned from postseason play in 2012 and losing nine scholarships over a three-year period. Whiting said his violation came as a result of accepting a discount on a tattoo and said he did not realize he was receiving a discount at the time. “It’s a learning experience and unfortunately some rules, even though we don’t necessarily agree with them, they still are rules,” Whiting said. Whiting said the hardest part of the situation was dealing with the criticism he and his suspended teammates received. “I learned that some people can be very cruel,” Whiting said. “A lot of the guys, not necessarily me, but some guys were getting death wishes via email. “None of those athletes, including myself, ever would bring harm to any other person out here,” Whiting added. Whiting has tattoos on both of his arms, his chest and his back, which he said “mean everything” to him. “My tattoos are all religion and family,” Whiting said. “I don’t have one tattoo that you could look at and be like, ‘What does that mean?’ or ‘Why would you get that tatted on you?’ or anything like that. “I love tattoos,” Whiting added. “I guess you could say it’s somewhat of an addiction.” Whiting remained with the Buckeyes in 2011 after serving his suspension but transferred to Louisville that spring. His three-year career at OSU consisted of one redshirt year and two playing seasons, but only one career tackle. Whiting said he became more mature as a result of his experience at OSU. “It was a growing pain that I had to go through,” Whiting said. “I think me being at Ohio State, it wasn’t for me to shine as an athlete, it was for me to grow up as a man.” By blowing his opportunity to play at Louisville with his failed drug test, Whiting said he disappointed himself and his family. “I made a bad decision, and unfortunately that bad decision did lead to me not being a part of the team anymore,” Whiting said. “I don’t blame them for that decision, I don’t blame anybody else but myself, but you live and you learn and you move on, and that’s the only thing you can do.” Whiting hasn’t given up on his football dreams quite yet. He said he is continuing to pursue a career in professional football. He told The Lantern earlier this month that he had not yet received interest from NFL teams leading up to the 2013 NFL draft. “I’m not ready to tell the game goodbye, and not under these circumstances,” Whiting said. “I’d rather tell the game goodbye under circumstances that I cannot control. Whether it be because I got hurt, or whether it be because I got cut from a team, or retirement … I can accept that, but I cannot accept telling the game goodbye off of my bad decisions. I feel like I have a lot to bring to a team.” OSU assistant coach Luke Fickell said it is critical for Whiting to take advantage of any opportunity he gets if he is going to make it at the next level. “He’s a guy that’s got some physical tools and ability, and you know, anybody that finds the right place and the right situation and at the right time has a chance to be successful,” Fickell said. “You have a chance and you get an opportunity, the window is slight and you got to take advantage of all those opportunities.” Etienne Sabino, who is pursuing his own NFL dreams and could be selected in the 2013 NFL Draft as an outside linebacker, played with Whiting at OSU from 2009-2011. He said Whiting “looked good in drills,” although Whiting did not get much chance to play. “He definitely had a lot of ability,” Sabino said. “He has a lot of potential, and I know he’s a strong kid so I wish him the best of luck.” Whiting said it would mean “the world” to him if he gets a chance to play in the NFL, but he is also working on other pursuits. He is enrolled to resume classes at OSU this summer and work toward completing his degree in marketing. He is also a founder of a marketing consulting company (J. Infinity LLC) and is writing a book, which he said is titled “A Developing Man.” Whiting said he also wants to start a foundation to benefit and mentor low-income children. Whiting said he “would never make the same mistake twice,” has learned from his mistakes and hopes young athletes can also learn from his story. “I’ve played over 17 years of football and I’ve been a part of five different organizations,” Whiting said. “I’ve earned 12 championship rings, 10 in high school, 2 in college. I’ve been to three BCS bowl games and I was one season away from what I would like to see as my blowout season. But one thing that prevented all that from happening was one bad decision. And that’s all it takes.” read more