LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: Players for the Iowa Hawkeyes line up to take the field against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Iowa and Mississippi State will ring in the New Year in the Outback Bowl on January 1. They will be the first college football game to kick off in 2019.Both programs completed solid, if not spectacular regular seasons. The Hawkeyes and Bulldogs both went 8-4, so win No. 9 is the goal in this one on both sidelines.ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg released his prediction for the game earlier today.Here it is:Both of these teams underachieved a bit this season. Both are talented at the line of scrimmage and can shut down opposing offenses. Mississippi State is the pick because of defensive line tandem Montez Sweat and Jeffrey Simmons, who force Iowa’s Nathan Stanley into some mistakes. Tight end Noah Fant’s absence also hurts the Hawkeyes in this one.Prediction: Mississippi State 28, Iowa 17You can see all of Rittenberg’s bowl predictions here.Mississippi State and Iowa will kick off at noon ET on Jan. 1 from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.ESPN2 will broadcast the game.
Austrians who move to Nova Scotia to work or study will now be able to exchange their valid driver’s licence for one in Nova Scotia. The province of Nova Scotia and the Republic of Austria have signed a reciprocity agreement on driver’s licences for passenger vehicles. “We are delighted to offer this arrangement, which makes it easier for new residents or immigrants from Austria who choose to live in Nova Scotia,” said John MacDonell, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “At the same time, the process maintains our standards for driving and road safety.” If they already have a valid Austrian licence, they will not have to take a written or road test in Nova Scotia. Required vision testing will be available at Access Centres Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nova Scotians who live, work or study in Austria will have the same privileges. Mag. Ursula Zechner, director general section IV, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, said the Republic of Austria is pleased to have reached this arrangement with Nova Scotia. “This is a major step in reducing bureaucratic burdens for residents of both Austria and Nova Scotia and thus very welcome,” said Mag. Zechner. “This agreement is a vivid example of our excellent relations, which we are ready and committed to expand in all areas of mutual interest.” Austria is working to finalize agreements with other Canadian provinces. Nova Scotia has similar agreements in place with the United States, Germany, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, in addition to all Canadian provinces and territories. For each reciprocal agreement, Registry of Motor Vehicles staff must review a country’s driving regulations to ensure they are compatible with Nova Scotia’s.