Big Ten Network To Release Documentary On Ohio State-Michigan 2006 Game

first_imgOhio State and Michigan players fight during the 2006 game.ABC.Ohio State-Michigan in 2006 was one of the biggest college football games ever.The Buckeyes and the Wolverines met at Ohio Stadium in Columbus in late November in 2006 as two undefeated, top-two teams. It was dubbed by many as the “Game of the Century” and one of, if not the, biggest game in the history of the rivalry. Ohio State won, 42-39, and went on to the national title game.In honor of it being 10 years since that game, BTN is releasing a documentary on the epic clash.From BTN:The documentary, produced by BTN Originals, tells the behind-the-scenes story of the first-time Ohio State and Michigan played each other nationally ranked as No. 1 and No. 2. Ohio State was led by quarterback Troy Smith, a frontrunner and the eventual winner of the 2006 Heisman Trophy, while Michigan’s 2006 Lombardi Award winner LaMarr Woodley and career rushing leader Mike Hart led the Wolverines.The Game: 2006…Remembered goes in-depth for the full story and reaction to the death of Bo Schembechler, the legendary head coach of the Wolverines who died on the eve of the game. His passing would touch not only Michigan, but would cross state lines into Ohio as Schembechler once played for Woody Hayes at Miami (OH) and would later join him at Ohio State as part of his coaching staff.Here’s when to watch it:DateAll Times ETMonday, Nov. 219:00 PMTuesday, Nov. 223:00 AMTuesday, Nov. 226:00 AMTuesday, Nov. 221:00 PMWednesday, Nov. 233:00 PMThursday, Nov. 246:00 PMFriday, Nov. 2512:30 AMFriday, Nov. 258:00 AMFriday, Nov. 2510:30 AMFriday, Nov. 259:00 PMSaturday, Nov. 269:30 AMMonday, Nov. 288:00 PMTuesday, Nov. 298:00 AMlast_img read more

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Millions of new jobs needed to finance social security of ageing population

The number of people aged 60 and over is rapidly increasing throughout the world in a “demographic revolution” that could lead to widespread poverty and social exclusion among the elderly, the ILO warns in a report entitled, “An inclusive society for an ageing population: The employment and social protection challenge.” The study was prepared for the Second World Assembly on Ageing that opened on Monday in Madrid, Spain.”Poverty and social exclusion are the greatest obstacles to a secure and decent old age,” ILO Director-General Juan Somavia said. “The vitality of our societies increasingly depends on ensuring that people of all ages, including older people, have a decent income from work or retirement and are able to continue participating in the life of their communities through employment, volunteer work or other activities.”The ILO report warns that as future social security systems in industrialized countries come under increasing strain, changing the mechanisms for financing retirement will not cover the rising costs of pensions.Among the solutions, the ILO suggests changing employment policies to be more flexible in order to enable older workers to stay employed longer and to make it attractive for them to do so. Other steps should include the promotion of lifelong learning as well as developing the potential of information and communication technology (ICT) to open up employment and training possibilities for older people.In the developing countries, the report says the challenge will be more extreme since less than 20 per cent of the labour force there is included in regular social security systems and retirement’s a luxury few older people can afford. Even if the formal sector requires them to retire, insufficient transfer incomes force older people to continue working in the informal economy. read more

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