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Absolut Vodka: Local Art Ambition, A Call For Artists
Absolut Vodka: Local Art Ambition, A Call For Artists

Friday 27th April 2012

Absolute Vodka Art Ambition Has Been Canceled Until further notice! FRIDAY APRIL 27TH, 2012 Absolut Vodka, NAGB & The D'aguilar Art Foundation presents... A Call For Artists To Participate in Absolut Vodka: Local Art Ambition Time To Be Announced. The D’Aguilar Art Foundation, Virginia Street Absolut vodka announces a call for local artists to participate in one of the most unique, fun and exciting art shows of the year. 'Absolut Vodka: Local Art Ambition' will showcase three pieces by each artist: .An original piece of choice. .Absolut blank: art inspired absolut bottle. .Absolut-ly Havaianas: art inspired Havaianas Artwork can be painted, drawn, sculpted or illustrated. 30 artists will be selected to participate in the show. Absolut blank pieces will be featured on absolut vodka's website. winning artists work will be featured in all local Absolut advertising, displayed at butler & sands in caves village, and /or offered a $200 shopping spree at Havaianas. Absolut Vodka, The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and The D'Aguilar Foundation would like to proudly present Absolut Vodka: Local Art Ambition. The event will showcase three (3) pieces by each artist: An original art piece. ABSOLUT BLANK: an art inspired Absolut bottle. Artists must design the bottle and the negative space (background) around it. The overall design must be 18 x 24 inches vertical. ABSOLUT-LY HAVAIANAS: art inspired Havainas. Artists are designing the sole of the shoes. The designs do not have to be symmetrical. A single design can encompass both shoes. The call for artwork asks that the artists complete all three (3) sections to qualify. Artwork can be painted, drawn, sculpted or illustrated. The deadline for entry is April 2, 2012. Art should be delivered to The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Artists should submit original artwork in addition to digital documentation. For further information, please call 327-1453 or email, HERE. Download Absolut Vodka Template: HERE Download Havaianas Sole Template: HERE Click HERE to view D’Aguilar Art Foundation website. Click HERE to view the D’Aguilar Art Foundation listing page.


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February 02, 2015
Tyrese's little heart beats strong

Tyrese Glinton is a three-year-old who keeps her parents on their toes running around, dancing, talking, walking, and fighting with her twin sister. But life wasn't always "roses" in the household of Melvese and Tyrone Glinton. When their daughters were born in May 2011 it was determined that Tyrese had a heart murmur. She was later diagnosed with Tetraology of Fallot (TOF). She had a large hole in her heart. In February 2012, the toddler had surgery at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and her parents now have a very active toddler on their hands.
TOF causes low oxygen levels in the blood; a child can turn bluish-purple and die. The classic form includes four defects of the heart and its major blood vessels. While the cost of an ECG may be someone's weekly salary, the cost of a surgery to correct TOF is simply unaffordable to many. Surgery to correct TOF can cost over $250,000 according to officials at the Bahamas Heart Foundation.
Before Tyrese had surgery, she was hospitalized due to smoke inhalation the result of a raging fire at a store in central New Providence that resulted in her neighborhood being blanketed in smoke. As a result, the youngster was not able to breathe and began turning purple.
Through the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation, Tyrese was able to have her much-needed heart surgery. She was hospitalized for five weeks recovering from surgery and complications that arose during and after surgery, including a stroke.
With a thankful heart and an understanding of the challenges and concerns parents and The Heart Foundation face, Tyrese's mother encourages members of the public to support The Heart Foundation.
"I am truly grateful that my baby is alive today. I am grateful to The Heart Foundation and Dr. Jerome Lightbourne for all they have done," she said. "Put yourself in my shoes. Suppose it were your child -- you'd want someone to help. One day it can happen to you. You never know. Help the children. They need help. The Heart Foundation save lives."
Tyrese is also the Heart Ball Committee's poster child this year.
On Saturday February 14, the Heart Ball Committee will host the Annual Heart Ball at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort under the theme "Affairs of the Heart ... Sustaining Heart Beats One at a Time". The event is the main fundraiser to aid The Heart Foundation.
For years health care practitioners have encouraged adults to live heart healthy. Heart disease has been and still is the number one killer of people around the world. Heart disease does not discriminate by age, gender, financial status, ethnicity, or color. Heart disease impacts not only the individual who is ill, but also their family and society, regardless of the age of the individual.
In adults most often, heart disease does not develop overnight and the risk of developing it can be reduced. Heart disease normally develops as a result of lifestyle choices -- what one eats, drinks, smokes and whether one exercises.
Unlike adults, newborns do nothing to develop congenital heart disease. They are born with heart disease, should they have it. They need the help of others to thrive and survive.
Each year millions of children are born worldwide. One percent of the children born are diagnosed with congenital heart disease. Oftentimes, without intervention, these children may die.
February is celebrated as Heart Month globally. The Heart Ball Committee, The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation and The Bahamas Heart Association invite the general public to join them as they celebrate Heart Month and help to sustain heart beats one at a time.
"Heart health is everybody's business," said Heart Ball Committee public relations officer Ingrid Sears. "As we embrace Heart Month we would like to encourage the public to join us in the fight against heart disease. The Heart Foundation, the Heart Ball Committee, The Bahamas Heart Association and sponsors have joined together to host many informative and educational events. I encourage the general public to come out and support these events."
The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation is a non-profit entity that helps to repair the hearts of children, who cannot ordinarily afford heart care. The Foundation relies heavily upon the generosity of others to help repair children's hearts.
The Heart Foundation works along with The Bahamas Heart Association to educate and inform the public about living heart healthy lifestyles. In addition to attending the Annual Heart Ball, there are many ways to assist The Heart Foundation. The public can make donations, make memorial donations, join The Bahamas Heart Association, sponsor events and support sponsored events. This year a special appeal is being made for organizations to have employees wear red on February 13 or February 20 (Go Red Day) and donate $1 for each person wearing red.
Members of the public can support sponsored events such as The Salus Art Project, and the Fun Run Walk. Proceeds from the events benefit The Heart Foundation.
The public can further assist The Heart Foundation via donations (time, money, gifts), sponsorship, sponsoring events, purchasing ads in the Heart Ball booklet, supporting events hosted by The Heart Ball Committee or in aid of The Heart Foundation, media support, and joining the Bahamas Heart Association.

Heart Month events
February 7 -- Free CPR classes at S.C. McPherson School between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
February 1 -- Salus Event at Family Medicine Centre at 7 p.m.
February 13 -- Cable Bahamas' Valentine's Launch
February 14 -- 51st Annual Heart Ball
February 19 -- Doctor's Hospital Lecture at 6 pm, with blood pressure checks from 5 p.m. Free
February 20 -- Go Red for Women Day: Wear red and donate.
February 21 -- Family Fit & Fun @ NPCC between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free.
February 26th -- The Annual Health Fair at Town Centre Mall between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Free
February 28th -- The Annual Fun/Run Walk

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Absolut Vodka: Local Art Ambition, A Call For Artists
Absolut Vodka: Local Art Ambition, A Call For Artists

Saturday 31st March 2012

TIME HAS BEEN MOVED TO FRIDAY APRIL 27TH, 2012 Click HERE to view new event date. Absolut Vodka, NAGB & The D'aguilar Art Foundation presents... A Call For Artists To Participate in Absolut Vodka: Local Art Ambition Time To Be Announced. The D’Aguilar Art Foundation, Virginia Street Absolut vodka announces a call for local artists to participate in one of the most unique, fun and exciting art shows of the year. 'Absolut Vodka: Local Art Ambition' will showcase three pieces by each artist: .An original piece of choice. .Absolut blank: art inspired absolut bottle. .Absolut-ly Havaianas: art inspired Havaianas Artwork can be painted, drawn, sculpted or illustrated. 30 artists will be selected to participate in the show. Absolut blank pieces will be featured on absolut vodka's website. winning artists work will be featured in all local Absolut advertising, displayed at butler & sands in caves village, and /or offered a $200 shopping spree at Havaianas. Absolut Vodka, The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and The D'Aguilar Foundation would like to proudly present Absolut Vodka: Local Art Ambition. The event will showcase three (3) pieces by each artist: An original art piece. ABSOLUT BLANK: an art inspired Absolut bottle. Artists must design the bottle and the negative space (background) around it. The overall design must be 18 x 24 inches vertical. ABSOLUT-LY HAVAIANAS: art inspired Havainas. Artists are designing the sole of the shoes. The designs do not have to be symmetrical. A single design can encompass both shoes. The call for artwork asks that the artists complete all three (3) sections to qualify. Artwork can be painted, drawn, sculpted or illustrated. The deadline for entry is April 2, 2012. Art should be delivered to The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Artists should submit original artwork in addition to digital documentation. For further information, please call 327-1453 or email, HERE. Download Absolut Vodka Template: HERE Download Havaianas Sole Template: HERE Click HERE to view D’Aguilar Art Foundation website. Click HERE to view the D’Aguilar Art Foundation listing page.


News Article

February 05, 2014
Surrey industry reform plans announced

Changes to legislation, training, a hike in fees, a communal stable and alternative routes are among improvements under consideration by government and stakeholders to improve operations of the surrey industry.
Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys-Hanna Martin and representatives of the Cab Board apprised media representatives of achievements in the industry and the status of plans going forward during a press briefing on Monday.
"We are on the move," said Hanna-Martin.
"What you see is a complex issue and it involves a lot of industry stakeholders and they are sitting around the table. Some are volunteers and we have been able to bring a unique and sensitive focus to this issue."
Hope Strachan, minister of state in the ministry of transport and aviation, Lorraine Armbrister, permanent secretary in the ministry of transport and aviation, Peter Deveaux-Isaacs, undersecretary in the ministry of transport and aviation, and Brad Smith, assistant road traffic controller, attended the briefing.
Over 30 surrey drivers would be affected by changes the Cabs Board is seeking to implement, including revision of the legislation to an act that was established in 1909 and amended in 1968.
"The act is pretty old," said Dr. Maurice Isaacs, chairman of the Cabs Board.
"We are trying to bring it back. Nobody was aware of what the act said and its requirements. We are trying to make sure there is a sustained effort. Things have been very sporadic. We have to keep things moving including the enforcement agencies."
A network has been established comprising the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RPBF), Road Traffic Department, the Ministry of Tourism, the Bahamas Humane Society and the Port Authority and there are plans to include the Animal Control Unit.
The committee is considering communal stables, free duty on hay, feed and horse shoes and a training program for local farriers.
Isaacs pointed out that the committee has also re-established activities under the act, including creation of drivers' badges, creation and distribution of drivers' rules, summaries and establishment of a competency exam for surrey drivers.
Janet Johnson, a member of the Stable Sub-committee, said dialogue is in progress with the industry regarding an alternative route of a maritime tour.
"The Bahamas has a rich history of maritime tourism and we would love to be able to explore that with the surrey horses if we are able to stable them in this area particularly on a route that goes west that might stop at Arawak Cay where they can have soft drinks or conch salad/fritters and talk about the rich history that we have here on the sea," she said.
Members of the Cabs Board are Dr. Maurice Isaacs, chairman; John Nixon, Ministry of Tourism; Inspector Kenrid Neely, Royal Bahamas Police Force; Brad Smith, Road Traffic Department; Dayne D'Aguilar, Bahamas Humane Society; Alfred Hart, Port Authority, and Dr. Kwesie Smith.

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April 08, 2014
Women in Bank Lane fight over prisoner

Police had to separate two women who got into a hair-pulling fight over an incarcerated man yesterday.
The scene unfolded on Bank Lane shortly after 1 p.m. while the man was in the lock up at the Central Police Station.
The women argued about who the armed robbery suspect loved before the squabble turned physical.
The Nassau Guardian understands one of the women has a child with the suspect, who is on remand at Her Majesty's Prisons.
One of the women pushed her rival onto the trunk of a white Lexus GS 400 and grabbed her hair weave.
They exchanged blows as onlookers captured the confrontation on their cell phone cameras before police intervened.
Both women were hustled away to the police station. The Guardian understands the women continued hurling insults at each other while detained at the station.
One of the women's shoes were left behind and tufts of hair remained on the ground.

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February 17, 2011
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Amy Chua makes me smile. Perhaps it’s because I have heard tales of being whipped with the brown drop cord or chapped by your ma with a high heel shoe. Or maybe it’s ‘cause I’ve been burned with an iron by my big sister when I annoyed her. Maybe it’s because I have witnessed the plaiting of a tamarind switch or because I watched a boyhood friend of mine pounded with a broom by his grandmother (he was laughing the whole time). We Bahamians are infamous for “disciplining” our kids. Many a time I’ve watched Bahamian adults twitching as my sons scream and fall on the floor as if demon possessed. I know full well that if ...

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September 20, 2012
A Poem for Hon Paul Lawrence Adderley

Enclosed is a Poem for the late Hon. Paul Lawrence Adderley,  by Bahamian poet, Obediah Michael Smith:

my Jesus,

Paul Adderley's passed away

what a day

what a force this is that has ended

oh, my God,

who among us will replace such giants

who among us

able to fit- able to fill such shoes...

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Governor's Harbour Homecoming
Governor's Harbour Homecoming

Thursday 3rd November 2011  7:00 AM

Bahamas Fast Ferries It's Harbour Time! Governor's Harbour Homecoming Bayfront Park, Governors Harbour November 3rd-6th, 2011 Seawind Departs Nassau Thursday at 7:00am Bohengy 2 Departs Nassau Friday at 5:00pm Featured Events In Governors Harbour -Junkanoo rush out -Gospel concert -Swim races -Sunfish sailing -Domino & card tournament -Shoe, bag & hat fashion show -Basket ball tournament -Fashion show & dance contest "Proud sponsor of bahamas speed Week" Book online @ www.bahamasferries.com Tel:242-323-2166


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April 30, 2014
FirstCare hosts second autism awareness essay contest for high school students

In an effort to increase the social awareness of autism among high school students, FirstCare Medical Plan has partnered with R.E.A.C.H. (Resources and Education for Autism and Related Challenges) Bahamas and the Ministry of Education to host its second essay contest for senior school students.
Students in grades 10 through 12 can submit essays of 800 to 1,000 words on the topic 'Autism in The Bahamas: Inclusion, Advocacy and Dispelling Myths'. Submissions will be accepted through May 16. Essay submissions can be emailed to tyrina@firstcaremedicalplan.com.
The winner will receive $300, with the first and second runners-up receiving $200. Each winner will also be provided with additional prizes from The Shoe Village and Custom Computers.
Last year, more than 60 essay submissions were received from students on Grand Bahama, Acklins and Exuma.
"We were so moved by the significant response and the intelligent essays written by the students who participated in the inaugural essay contest that we felt compelled to partner with R.E.A.C.H. and the Ministry of Education once again on this initiative," said Corinna Neely, president of FirstCare Medical Plan.
"This is a cause that is near and dear to our company and we are honored to be a part of the discussion on autism awareness in The Bahamas."
R.E.A.C.H. Bahamas is a non-profit organization that provides parents of autistic children with comprehensive knowledge and tools to treat the disorder.
"Our goal here at R.E.A.C.H. is to sensitize the general public and bring more awareness to autism in our country," said Mario Carey, president of R.E.A.C.H. Bahamas. "We truly appreciate the partnership between our organization and FirstCare Medical Plan to put on this essay competition. This competition is not only dynamic, it is essential because it brings awareness to students in The Bahamas."

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September 14, 2012
Jammal's Picks

NFL WEEK TWO
THURSDAY'S GAME
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m.
The Week One performances by both of these teams were very telling: The Bears are a viable threat offensively for the first time in years and the Packers have some issues they need to address. Chicago was very impressive against the Colts last week and the Jay Cutler-Brandon Marshall tandem looks like it never lost a step. Green Bay on the other hand proved that its defense isn't on par with its offense and a lack of offensive balance was costly against the 49ers. A division rivalry older than me will surely bring the best out of both of these squads, but at this stage I trust the Cutler-led offense and their stout defense to be more prepared to take a road win at Lambeau Field. I still believe the Packers will be in the playoff conversation come December, but the short practice week will work in favor of the Bears - I like them by a field goal at the least.
Bears 28, Packers 23

SUNDAY'S GAMES
Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.
Buffalo couldn't have had a rougher start to the season. In addition to getting embarrassed by the Jets last week, they lost key offensive weapons Fred Jackson and David Nelson for some time. The Chiefs got embarrassed at home to the hands of the Falcons, but they are set to get back a star on defense in Tamba Hali and hopefully Brandon Flowers. My head is telling me to pick the Bills, but I'll save myself the headache this week.
Chiefs 23, Bills 16

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m.
The Saints became a casualty of Robert Griffin III (I'll refer to him as RG3 from this point forward) and couldn't keep up in points last week. I would say this game has the making of a shootout as well, but seeing Cam Newton's performance against the Bucs had me thinking that the rest of the league is more prepared to throw him off his game. While I think Newton and the Panthers will have a better showing on Sunday, Drew Brees has won five of his last six against Carolina. I expect the streak to continue, and New Orleans will get it done on the road.
Saints 34, Panthers 24

Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m.
I remember saying last year that the Bengals would be one of the worst teams in the NFL, but they surprised me and many others by making the playoffs. They played like the team I predicted them to be in 2011 last Monday, but I expect them to bounce back in a big way against division rival Cleveland. The Browns struggled putting points on the board last week and the play of rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden was terrible to say the least, but the worst is yet to come. Cincy wins big.
Bengals 31, Browns 10

Minnesota Vikings at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m.
Andrew Luck's first NFL game wasn't too bad, but he showed the football world that he is many miles away from filling the shoes of Peyton Manning. He will have an easier Sunday against the Vikings defense that has a shaky secondary, but that doesn't mean it will be a cakewalk. Adrian Peterson is back and looks like he never missed a step, and the rest of Minnesota's offense is capable of making big plays. Indy will be considerably better than last week and Luck will get the first win of many for his career.
Colts 27, Vikings 21

Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m.
Houston had a dominant defensive performance against the Dolphins last week and I expect them to have their way against a Jags team that is still trying to find its way. If the Texans' offense is on the same page this could get ugly quickly. It will be a while before I pick Jacksonville to win a game, but luckily for them they play the Dolphins this season.
Texans 35, Jaguars 12

Arizona Cardinals at New England Patriots, 1 p.m.
If the Patriots are able to maintain that level of defense and have an effective running game to complement Tom Brady's air attack like they displayed last week, then they can punch their ticket for a division title at the very least. I honestly don't believe Arizona has enough fire power to keep up with the Pats on Sunday especially on the road, so this game could be decided by half-time. Don't be surprised if New England gets close to 50 points.
Patriots 48, Cardinals 17

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
The Bucs were fairly impressive last week especially on the defensive side of the ball, but I would hate to play a Giants team coming off a home loss to the Cowboys. Eli Manning and his offensive unit will be sharper than they were in Week One, and the extended practice time should have given them an opportunity to regain their focus. This game won't be a blowout, but I don't think Tampa Bay will score enough points to keep up with the G-men.
Giants 27, Buccaneers 16

Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m.
This would have been my pick for the game of the week, but Philly's play has me concerned that they will get off to a slow start once again. Michael Vick was far from sharp and room for error is slim against the Ravens' defense. Joe Flacco was the exact opposite and he looks like he's taken a huge step into becoming a top tier quarterback. The Eagles will have to use their speed receivers to their advantage against an older Baltimore defense, but Vick's 67.2 career passer rating against the Ravens makes that a tough task. This game should be close throughout, but Baltimore's ability to make big plays down the stretch will be the difference in this contest.
Ravens 24, Eagles 20

Oakland Raiders at
Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m.
It's only the second week of the season, but every time I write about the Dolphins I get a mild headache. However, this could be their best chance of getting their only win for the month. The Raiders make my eye twitch when I talk about them, but I could only imagine how fans of these teams feel week after week. As for the game, Miami finds ways to lose.
Raiders 20, Dolphins 16

Washington Redskins at
St. Louis Rams, 4:05 p.m.
RG3 showed the world he is ready for the big stage after taking down the Saints on the road, but a match-up against a surprising Rams team could be a trap game. St. Louis hanged tough against the Lions last week, but gave up the game-winning touchdown in the closing seconds. I like Jeff Fisher as a coach and I believe he will devise an effective game plan to confuse RG3, while his offense will utilize a balanced attack to capture a victory at home. Even though the Redskins may not be considered a contender yet, this is my upset pick of the week.
Rams 23, Redskins 20

Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m.
The Cowboys' defense was as good as I've ever seen it, and their play in the secondary was exceptional last week against the Giants. They turn their sights from a Super Bowl quarterback to a rookie, and I fully expect them to have their way with Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. It shouldn't take a lot of points from Tony Romo and the Dallas offense to get it done.
Cowboys 27, Seahawks 10

N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 p.m.
I'm still not drinking the Kool-Aid that the Jets made last week against Buffalo, but if they can knock off a formidable Steelers team then I will be very convinced they can be a playoff team. Mark Sanchez won't have the time nor the clean jersey he had last week, and the day could get very long for him if he makes some bad turnovers. Pittsburgh has a tendency of forcing quarterbacks into making bad mistakes, and they make teams pay for them. The interesting match-up to watch will be Darrelle Revis against Mike Wallace, and whoever has the advantage between the two will be an indicator of what the final score will be. At this point, I like the Steelers winning at home because I trust 'Big Ben' more than Sanchez.
Steelers 27, Jets 17

Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers, 4:25 p.m.
The Bolts finally started off the season on a positive note and played some impressive football on Monday night. I expect their mental focus to remain the same against the Titans, but they are the most unpredictable team in the NFL. The return of wide receiver Kenny Britt should be huge for Tennessee, but I don't think that will be enough to secure a win for the Titans in San Diego.
Chargers 31, Titans 21

Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 p.m.
The 49ers by far was the most impressive team after Week One as they went into Lambeau Field and dominated the Packers. They will have another test against a NFC North foe in the Lions this week, but playing at home should greatly work in their favor. I haven't seen a defense as physical as San Francisco since the Ravens in 2000, and their offense is gradually starting to complement the 'D' with Alex Smith leading the way. I just have a feeling that Detroit won't be the same team they were last year and will take some time to find their way, but this 49ers team will steer them in the wrong direction on Sunday night. This could be a competitive game, but don't be surprised if it turns into a blowout in favor of San Fran.
49ers 28, Lions 14

MONDAY'S GAME
Denver Broncos at Atlanta Falcons, 8:30 p.m.
This is my pick for game of the week, and I expect this game to be the most entertaining game of Week Two as well. Peyton Manning had the most impressive individual performance last week in my opinion, and the way he picked apart the Steelers' defense was nothing short of surgical. On the other end, Matt Ryan put on a show in Kansas City last week and his chemistry with Julio Jones was reminiscent of Manning-to-Reggie Wayne. Although both teams have good defenses, I fully expect this to be a shootout that could climb into the 40-point range if both offenses are clicking on all cylinders. However, Atlanta lost its best cornerback Brent Grimes for the season, which will prove costly against Manning who will take advantage of his absence. Even though the Falcons are my team, I have a gut feeling that Manning and the Broncos will have one late drive that will recapture them the lead on the road. I hate to go against my squad, but my respect for No. 18 coupled with the Falcons' injury woes has me leaning toward Denver on this day.
Broncos 41, Falcons 38

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