Assignment 3

With only a couple of days until the season opener, San Jose State University’s baseball team is still searching for a new head coach. Their previous coach stepped down from the position after being accused of holding illegal practices. In the meantime, assistant coach Brad Sanfilippo, will be filling in as head coach until a permanent replacement is found.

Over 100,000 people have signed a petition in hopes to change Bank of America’s policies. The petition was created in hopes for customers to stop being charged for online banking fees. Bank of America adds a 12 dollar fee to accounts that are either under 1,500 dollars or does not have at least 250 dollars direct deposited to an account.

San Jose State University’s football team has received a generous donation of 5 million dollars this past week. This is one of the largest donations the team has ever recieved. The donation came from alumni Larry and Deirdre Solari. The football team’s head coach plans to use the money on facilities, including a locker room and a players lounge.

Assignment 1

The first skill I enabled was “Wine Pairing”. I am currently taking a wine appreciation course this semester, so this skill caught my eye and could potentially help me out in my class. This skill was free to enable and has had a wine for every food that I needed paired. I learned about this skill from, from an article published in December. This skill is published by SkyBoost.

“Ted Talks” was the second skill I enabled. I have watched a few Ted Talks before but with class, work and a social life, I don’t really have time to sit down and watch them. With this skill I can tell Alexa what Ted Talk I want to listen to, depending on the topic or relevancy. I like how new talks are added weekly, so I can listen to the most recent talks. This skill is published by Ted Conferences. I am looking forward to incorporating this skill into my daily routine.

Wether they are real or not, I love reading my daily horoscopes. My roommate and I are both pisces so we always see if our life adds up to the horoscope of the day. So, one of the “fun” skills I enabled was “Elle Horoscopes”. I use this skill when I wake up and start my day. This skill is published by ELLE, a publication who is quite popular and I have previously read my daily horoscopes through them.