The Badgers are favored by roughly 3.5 points, and it appears ESPN is also siding with Paul Chryst’s squad.According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Wisconsin has a 70.0 percent chance of defeating Michigan.Those are pretty low odds for the Wolverines, but it’s not surprising when you consider how dominant the Badgers have looked thus far. It also helps that they’ll have home-field advantage in this game.Kickoff for this game is at 12 p.m. E.T. from Camp Randall Stadium.Which team do you have winning this matchup: Michigan or Wisconsin? ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 13: Lavert Hill #24 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates his second half touchdown with Josh Metellus #14 after intercepting a pass against the Wisconsin Badgers on October 13, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Two of the best teams in the Big Ten will battle it out this afternoon as Wisconsin hosts Michigan. Both programs are undefeated and coming off their bye week.Michigan needed overtime to defeat Army in its previous matchup, meanwhile Wisconsin dismantled Central Michigan.While the focus in Ann Arbor is on Shea Patterson and his early struggles to start the season, the fans in Madison are loving every chance they get to watch Jonathan Taylor.Even though quarterbacks are becoming the overwhelming favorites to win the Heisman Trophy, the Wisconsin tailback has a legitimate chance of winning the hardware. In two games this season, Taylor has over 300 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns.
An expert panel is reviewing the Regional Development Authority model and will report back to the province with recommendations on the best approach for helping to create good jobs, grow the economy and build stronger and sustainable communities. “We are taking this opportunity to review the Regional Development Authority model to make sure we have the best model in place to support economic growth in all regions of Nova Scotia for the future,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. “I look forward to the panel’s recommendations and thank them for taking on this important work.” The panel of business and community leaders will provide arms-length, independent advice to help the province determine a sustainable and effective structure for supporting economic development in Nova Scotia. The province is doing the review in partnership with municipalities, as an important partner in supporting economic development. The panel will consult with key groups, including municipalities, the federal government, community and business leaders, and Regional Development Authorities. “Investments in economic development are necessary in all regions so that families can stay together in their communities,” said Mr. Paris. The panel members are: “As a panel, we hope to come up with the best model for supporting economic development with the existing resources,” said Jo Ann Fewer, panel chair. “Through this process, we’ll listen to the ideas and feedback of groups with an interest in this area and make recommendations based on what we hear and learn. We recognize the valuable contributions that Regional Development Authorities have made to communities throughout the province.” A steering committee made up of representatives of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities, on behalf of municipalities in the province, and the provincial government will support the panel. “Promoting economic development is essential to growing our communities throughout the province,” said Deputy Warden Jimmy MacAlpine, Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities president. “Municipalities have an important role to play in developing a new economic development model for Nova Scotia. I am pleased that the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities is participating in this process to ensure municipalities are engaged on such a vital issue.” The federal government announced it would be ending its funding for Regional Development Authorities in May 2013. Regional Development Authorities are funded by three partners — the federal government, the province and municipalities. Partners each provide $2.1 million in operating funding each year. The Regional Development Authority model has been in place in Nova Scotia for close to 20 years. Jo Ann Fewer (chair), CEO of Perennia and former executive director of Colchester Regional Development Association Keith MacDonald, executive director, Cape Breton Partnership Bob MacEachern, a business owner from the Port Hawkesbury area — Allister Surette, president of Université Ste. Anne.