Share GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador August 18, 2020 Submit Published in its latest interim report, GambleAware has conducted research into the impact that different forms and frequencies of gambling adverts had upon children, young people and vulnerable adults.The research, carried out by two consortia led by Ipsos MORI and the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling, found that lotteries and bookmakers are among the highest spenders for gambling advertisements. Meanwhile, sports advertisements were found to be much more dominant online, with their exposure furthered through sponsorships used within broadcasts of live events.Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, commented: “This is an interim report, and as such it is too early to judge the impact of exposure to gambling advertising and marketing on children, young people and vulnerable adults. “Nevertheless, the research does make important recommendations, including the need for clearer and more regular messages on gambling adverts of the risks associated with gambling, and the need to strengthen age verification processes on social media platforms.”The research confirmed that no examples of gambling adverts were placed within children’s media, including the most popular children’s websites. Researchers did find, however, that there was an array of content that contained features which might plausibly appeal directly to children and young people, including celebrity endorsement, memorable songs and catchphrases. Ian Angus from the Gambling Commission added: “We welcome the publication of this interim report which contributes towards the delivery of the recently launched National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. “This research takes a significant step to address gaps in understanding of this issue and provides a clearer picture of the volume, tone and content of gambling advertising and sponsorship in Great Britain, and the extent to which children, young people and vulnerable adults are exposed to it.“We await the findings of the second phase report with interest. In the meantime, we are pleased to see that the report identifies clear areas for action that gambling firms can take now and we therefore expect them to redouble their efforts to address public concerns about the volume and nature of gambling advertising and sports sponsorship.”59 per cent of eSports gambling content found via Twitter was deemed as potentially appealing to children and young people, mostly attributed to the animated graphics used, in comparison to the11 per cent of gambling adverts found in the mainstream media. While the research is still ongoing, current figures suggest that young people are still exposed to online gambling adverts, with young people still able to follow and engage with betting-related accounts on Twitter. GambleAware has expressed that these findings emphasise the room to utilise existing technology which would effectively manage the content that young people and children can access.Steven Ginnis, Research Director at Ipsos MORI has said: “The research identifies the multiple touchpoints through which children, young people and vulnerable adults come in to contact with gambling marketing and advertising. This stretches from the high street to the lounge and isn’t just restricted to sports. “The impact of this exposure will be fully explored in our second report. Participants in the research also spoke of a wide range of themes and features that they find appealing in gambling advertising; these features are more commonplace than the use of child-friendly images or phrases, for example the use of celebrities or the use of financial offers. “This requires a more nuanced discussion of how best to mitigate against the risks of exposure, appeal and susceptibility to gambling advertising among these groups.”In the research, it was identified that participants felt there was little evidence of prominent consumer protection messages – such as age warnings or promotion of lower-risk gambling. Meanwhile, 22 per cent of mainstream media adverts were judged to contain features such as implied limited risk or inflated chances of winning; which subsequently rose to 37 per cent on Twitter.The final stages of research, which will be published later this year, the focus will shift towards the overall impact of gambling marketing and advertising strategies. StumbleUpon
A Davie police officer is recovering from a bullet wound after he accidentally shot himself while trying to shoot a dog that ran at him.The incident was reported early Friday morning in the area of Northeast 116th Street and 12th Avenue.Authorities say they were called to the area around 2:30 am and when the officer got out of his vehicle, a dog ran towards him.The officer immediately drew his weapon and instinctively put out his other hand in front of him to protect himself from the dog. The officer then fired the gun and accidentally shot himself in the hand.Another officer on the scene used a belt to tie off the wound until emergency officials arrived.The officer was taken to an area hospital for treatment on what was described as non life-threatening injuries.The dog was said to have gazed by the bullet but was said to be in good condition.
Jake Storey (Alnmouth, Northumberland), the English under 16 champion, is one of three new caps in the ten-strong England team for the annual under 16 international against Scotland at Pannal Golf Club near Harrogate on Sunday 7th October. The others are Mitchell Sarling (Rochford Hundred, Essex) and Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick, Yorkshire). The rest of the team is: Jack Hermeston (City of Newcastle, Northumberland), Haydn McCullen (Delamere Forest, Cheshire), Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire), Marco Penge (Worthing, Sussex), Jack Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW &CI), Billy Spooner (Boston, Lincolnshire) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire). Penge, Singh Brar and Spooner were in the team that beat Wales under 16s at Llanwern recently. Storey (Copyright Tom Ward), won the under 16 championship for the McGregor Trophy at Trevose in Cornwall in July and represented England Golf in the Italian under 16 Championship. Sarling, the Essex boy champion, finished fourth in the North of England under 16 Championship and is captain of the Essex under 16 team. Thomson has overcome a serious illness to be North of England under 16 champion and he helped Yorkshire win the Boys’ County Championship at Cotswold Hills. Hermeston was the English under 16 champion last year and finished third in the English Schools Championship. He also played in the under 16 internationals against Scotland and Ireland and finished third in this year’s North of England under 16 Championship. McCullen was also an under 16 international last year when he finished runner-up in the Douglas Johns Trophy. A member of this year’s England boys squad, he finished equal seventh in the English under 16 Championship. Moore, the English under 14 champion in 2011, earned his first under 16 cap against Scotland last year and he also played against Ireland and against Spain this year. He also finished fifth in the European Young Masters and was a member of the winning England team in the recent Canadian International Junior Challenge. Penge, who finished seventh in the McGregor and Carris Trophies, won the Hazards Salver in the latter for the best score by a player aged under 16. He made his international debut in the recent under 16 match with Spain. Singh Brar has been an under 16 international for the past two years and was a joint winner of the Junior County Champions event last year. He finished sixth in the McEvoy and McGregor Trophies this year when he also made his debut in the Boys Home Internationals in Ireland. Spooner was another to debut against Spain this year, having been a member of the victorious Lincolnshire team in the 2011 Boys County Finals. He also finished sixth in this year’s Reid Trophy and the North of England under 16 Championship. Turner was also a member of the winning Lincolnshire Boys team last year and is the newly crowned Junior County Champion of Champions. Became a boy cap this year when he claimed five points from six in the Boys Home Internationals and finished fifth in the North of England under 16 Championship. The match against Scotland comprises five foursomes and ten singles. Eight of the team, Hermeston, McCullen, Moore, Sarling, Singh Brar, Storey, Thomson and Turner, will comprise the team to face Ireland at Huddersfield Golf Club on 13th – 14th October. That contest will feature four foursomes on day one and eight singles on the following morning. 24 Sep 2012 Champion Storey among three new under 16 caps
By The Nelson Daily SportsVernon will have some strong representation at the upcoming B.C. Men’s Curling Championship after the Aron Herick and Darin Heath rinks of the Central Okanagan City qualified for the provincial tournament followings wins at the Men’s Interior playdowns Sunday in Kamloops.Herick, third Tobin Senum, second Marc Fillion and lead Jason Wizniak defeated Brent Yamada of the host club 10-7 in the A final to claim the top berth.Meanwhile, Heath doubled former Canadian champ Rick Folk of Kelowna 8-4 to claim the second berth.The Myron Nichol rink, curling out of the Nelson Curling Club, lost three straight to Josh Firman of Creston 10-6, John Pierce of Smithers 11-3 and Folk 6-5.The Nichol rink includes Garry Beaudry, Stew Higgins and Rob Babiarz. Tom Buchy of Kimberley finished with a 3-2 record. Buchy lost to Heath 9-7 in the B semi final.The Rob Ferguson rink of Trail, finishing with a 2-2 record, was also knocked out of the running by Rick Folk 8-1.Defending West Kootenay champ, Fred Thomson rink of Nelson, did not enter the Interior tournament after some of the members of the rink were unable to attend.The rink includes Nelson’s Barry Marsh, Don Freschi of Trail and Rob Nobert of [email protected]
Will the National Register of Citizens (NRC) end 40 years of a “constant state of anxiety” for people on either side of the indigenous-immigrant divide in Assam?This is one of several “uncomfortable questions” an Assamese film being made intends to ask while batting for co-existence despite political and religious differences.Filmmaker Shankar Borua had befriended a Bengal-origin Muslim school teacher while filming for his documentary Beleaguered on a river island in western Assam five years ago. The focus of the documentary was why Surjya Tejor Anya Naam (Sun is Another Name of Blood), the first film on the political insurgency in Assam was made.Produced by Mrinal Kumar Saikia, now a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA, that feature film was on the armed revolution by the United Liberation Front of Asom and its genesis in a perceived policy of exploitation through settling immigrants. “My new film starts from where Beleaguered ended with a so-called Miya writer, who happens to be a lower primary school teacher on an erosion-prone river island inhabited by poor people, saying he speaks, writes and dreams in Assamese,” Mr. Borua told The Hindu.The film, expected to be completed by January next year, is tentatively titled Beleaguered. But Mr Borua intends to have a ‘Miya’ word added that “might raise eyebrows”.The teacher-writer who Mr. Borua met five years ago is the protagonist of his new project. The teacher’s life has been envisaged as that of members of his community referred to with pejoratives such as ‘Miya’, ‘Bangladeshi’, ‘na-Asomiya’ (new Assamese), and ‘Chorua’ (dweller of char, or sandbar/river island). “Our film has real-life characters playing their parts. It is actually a film within a film; an entire unit goes to this sandbar to make a documentary that was thought to have been some wildlife project. Some members of the unit, inherently dismissive of immigrants, get into trouble,” Mr. Borua said.The unit, a mix of liberal and radical people, is attacked by “both the Miyas (Muslims) and Asomiyas (Assamese)”. The Muslim teacher and his friends get attacked too, but the director stands his ground to complete the film because of his friendship with the former.“The film is directly linked with the NRC that was expected to be the finishing line for an issue that has dogged Assam for 40 years but has put a question mark on the future of a category of people. The issue resonates through other layers across the narrative,” Mr. Borua said. Assam, he said, has the most Muslims after Kashmir.
Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, on Thursday, felicitated the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) achievers in the fields of academics, sports and science.According to a press release, meritorious students along with their parents were invited for a three-day event involving a heritage walk, preparation of an e-book and participation in the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Red Fort. The group included 0.1 per cent students from every subject with declared parental income less than Rs 50, 000 per annum (877 students); top students who were part of 24 teams of science exhibition – 2013 (48 students) and students who excelled in CBSE sports competitions-2013 (149 students).A personally signed message by the prime minister was given to the awardees that had arrived from 20 states and belonged to various disciplines such as Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Carom, Football, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kho-Kho, Rope Skipping, Skating, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga, and Aerobics.A total of 1, 074 students were invited. Due to the candidates’ pre-planned academic schedule, the board received confirmation from 515 students including 404 from academics, 95 from sports and 16 from science exhibition.Recently, the HRD Ministry has also announced an increase of 40 per cent in the stipend for student apprentices.
Manchester United’s Angel Gomes says he intends to remain level-headed after scoring in front of Jose Mourinho for the club’s under-23 side.The 18 year-old, who signed his first professional contract in December, registered his third goal of the season against Stoke City’s youngsters at Old Trafford at the end of August in a game watched by the United manager, and now has an eye on adding to the two first-team appearances he made for the club.”It’s a great club,” Gomes told ESPN FC. “Playing at Old Trafford is the dream. It’s the main aim. As long as I can carry on getting better and impressing, hopefully, in the future, I can get a chance. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “I’ve got to put that [expectation] to one side. The best players get to the top because they have stayed level-headed. I’ve got to carry on working hard and keep putting everything in to training and games.”Gomes, who is one of the more senior players available to Under-23s boss Ricky Sbragia this season, has come through the ranks of the England youth set-up, and featured as the Under-17s won the World Cup last summer. His father, Gil, represented Portugal at Under-23 level.In making his United debut against Crystal Palace in May 2017 aged only 16, he became the youngest player to play for the club in more than 60 years, and was included in Mourinho’s squad for the pre-season tour of the US this summer.”It was a great experience,” said Gomes. “Just being around the first team, seeing how they train and being able to pick up little things, it’s positive.”Going on tour was an added bonus for the younger players. Even if you don’t get as many minutes, you’re in the manager’s eyesight and he can see how you train, how you prepare and he can compare you to the first team players. Going to the US was about trying to progress and show him what you’re capable of.”In 2017, Gomes became the youngest player to score a hat-trick for the club’s academy side’s in 15 years. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Mendes sidelined as Real Madrid president Florentino opens Mourinho talksby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid president Florentino Perez is already in talks with Jose Mourinho.Sacked this week by Manchester United, Mourinho is wanted back at Real by Florentino for a second spell in charge.Mundo Deportivo says key to the reviving of negotiations is the absence of super agent Jorge Mendes. While Mendes is still representing Mourinho, he is taking a back seat in talks with Florentino. The pair have fallen out over the manner of Cristiano Ronaldo’s summer departure to Juventus.Mourinho is dealing directly with Florentino and his No2 Jose Angel Sanchez. The Portuguese has a good relationship with both Real powerbrokers.
Oct20 – Marigold Centre – Truro, NS 22 – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Halifax, NS 23 – Playhouse Theatre – Fredericton, NB 24 – Imperial Theatre – Saint John, NB 25 – Homburg Theatre – Charlottetown, PE 26 – Convocation Hall – Wolfville, NS 27 – Capitol Theatre – Moncton, NB 29 – Imperiale Bell – Quebec, QC 30 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC The below dates are with Andrew Hyatt: Nov1 – FirstOntario – St. Catharines, ON2 – Burlington Performing Arts Centre – Burlington, ON 3 – Rose Theatre – Brampton, ON 4 – Fraser Auditorium – Sudbury, ON 5 – Academy Theatre – Lindsay, ON 7 – Sanderson Centre for Performing Arts – Brantford, ON 8 – FirstOntario Arts Centre – Milton, ON 9 – The Grand Theatre – Kingston, ON 10 – River Run Centre – Guelph, ON 11 – Regent Theatre – Oshawa, ON 12 – Festival Hall – Pembroke, ON The below dates are with Tenille Arts: 15 – Club Regent – Winnipeg, MB 16 – Club Regent – Winnipeg, MB 17 – Casino Regina – Regina, SK 20 – Vic Juba Theatre – Lloydminster, SK 21 – Red Deer Memorial Centre – Red Deer, AB 22 – Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts – Grande Prairie, AB 23 – Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre – Fort St. John, BC 24 – Quesnel + District SR Citizen Centre – Quesnel, BC 26 – Massey Theatre – New Westminster, BC 27 – Port Theatre – Nanaimo, BC 28 – Tidemark Theatre – Campbell River, BC 29 – Cowichan Performing Arts Centre – Duncan, BC 30 – Vernon Performing Arts Centre – Vernon, BC Dec1 – Charles Bailey Theatre – Trail, BC 2 – Key City Theatre – Cranbrook, BC Many of Brody’s songs were in fact written at his kitchen table, and the acoustic tour is meant to replicate that intimate setting that inspires his original works, “I want to give my fans a window into how my songs were written, how they sound in their rawest form, performed in an intimate theatre setting,” states Brody.The focus on compelling storytelling in country continues where the opening acts in each market are concerned. Acclaiming singer-songwriter Jessica Mitchell will join Brody on each of the East Coast dates, including Montreal, giving listeners a taste of her genre-bending sound with tracks on her recently released debut album, Heart of Glass. Country musician Andrew Hyatt, who recently released his second Top Ten hit, “Do It With You”, will join Brody on his dates in Ontario. SK native Tenille Arts who was recently featured on The Bachelor, will be involved in the dates in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, providing insight into the meaning behind the songs on her debut EP. THE FULL LIST OF TOUR DATES IS AS FOLLOWS: The below dates are with singer-songwriter Jessica Mitchell: Ticket OptionsGeneral Admission – Grab a seat and enjoy the show at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre – Tickets are $55 plus fees and taxes.VIP – Enjoy the show from the VIP section right in front of the stage. You’ll have a private bar and you’ll get access to the build your own nacho bar for the entire show – Tickets are $75 plus fees and taxes.Dean Brody VIP – Not only will you enjoy the show from the VIP section and all the features listed above, you’ll also get to meet Dean Brody, Question and Answer session with Dean and an exclusive merch item – This exclusive opportunity is limited and costs only $139.99 plus fees and taxes.About Dean BrodyFresh off of his second headline show at Budweiser Stage in Toronto on August 17, Brody is a 3-time winner of the CCMA Award for Songwriter of the Year in previous years, and is currently nominated for “8th Day”, from his sixth album, Beautiful Freakshow, which hit the #1 spot on the Nielsen BDS and Mediabase Canadian Country Airplay Charts earlier this year. Brody’s reputation for penning thoughtful, articulate, original narratives in music began back in 2009 with the release of “Brothers”, a touching song about a loved one leaving for the military, which resonated both north and south of the border. Celebrated songs such as “Trail in Life”, “Another Man’s Gold”, “Bounty”, have gone on to place Brody in a unique category all his own, rising beyond the conventional tracks that can be heard on mainstream radio in lyrical composition, and yet still retaining conventional success, with Brody recently landing his 22nd Top 10 hit at country radio, with “Good Goodbye.” His ballad “Time” released in 2016, laments on the passing of time, becoming especially poignant in a social media era with less one-on-one interaction with loved ones, earned critical acclaim and a great deal of recognition, showcasing Brody’s unique ability to make people think about their actions through his lyrics. Dean Brody Heads out on the Dirt Road Stories Tour Beginning October 20 on the East Coast with a stop in Fort St. John.Current CCMA Fan’s Choice, 2-time Juno Award-winning artist and celebrated songwriter, Dean Brody will be hitting the road this fall for the Dirt Road Stories Tour, with a stop in Fort St. John on Friday, November 23 at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time at Systems Sound Source or online at www.energetictickets.ca. Tickets start at only $55 plus fees and taxes. Plus there are VIP options for you to get up close and personal with Dean Brody, see below for all the details. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.Make sure to join the Energetictickets.ca/newsletter before the end of the day today, for your chance to buy tickets before anyone else. You’ll get a special email early Thursday morning.
Kolkata: The Election Commission has served a show-cause notice each to the BJP district president of Nadia Mahadev Sarkar and Trinamool Congress MLA from Chakdah Ratna Ghosh Kar, for their derogatory remarks. Sarkar had made some derogatory remarks on Mahua Moitra, who is contesting the ongoing Lok Sabha elections on a Trinamool Congress ticket. The Commission has taken a strong objection to his remarks after watching the video where he was heard saying the words. Sarkar has been asked to clarify why he made such remarks about a candidate of his rival party. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe Commission had earlier sought a report from the District Magistrate of Nadia on April 17, regarding the statements made by Ghosh Kar. The Commission has now show-caused her after it found her statements highly derogatory in nature. The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has gone through the report submitted by the DM in this regard. The TMC MLA found herself at the centre of controversy after she made some objectionable remarks regarding the Central Force. It was alleged that during a closed door party meeting, she had appealed to the members of the party’s Mahila Morcha to “chase Central Forces away with broomsticks.” In another development, an FIR was lodged with the Hooghly police against Locket Chatterjee, who is contesting the election from Hooghly Lok Sabha constituency on BJP’s ticket. During a rally, Chatterjee had allegedly made some remarks which could have triggered communal tension in the area.
New York – A residential building in Manhattan exploded and collapsed on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring 17 others as a serious fire engulfed the area in thick smoke, officials said. The explosion struck a building at 116th Street and Park Avenue in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, where witnesses said they were jolted awake by what sounded like an earthquake.Mainline train services in and out of Grand Central terminal were suspended as a result of the incident next to its tracks. Hundreds of police and firefighters were on site with emergency service vans and fire trucks, as a dense white column of smoke spewed into the sky next to the Metro-North railway line, an AFP reporter said.A spokesman for energy company Con Edison told local TV channel NY 1 that it got a call from the building alerting them to a possible gas leak at 9:13 am, shortly before the blast.Local residents also spoke of smelling gas in the area.But Con Edison stopped short of confirming that the explosion had been caused by a gas leak.“Obviously what we see is something that would be consistent (with a gas leak) but we can’t say at this point what caused (the explosion),” the spokesman told NY1.“It was an explosion and a building collapsed,” a spokesman for New York Police Department told AFP. Scores of firefighters were dispatched to the scene.Police told AFP one person was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital and that 17 other people had been injured.“The call came at 9:34 am (1334 GMT). It is a residential building. The New York Fire Department is in the process of extinguishing the fire,” another police spokesman added.The New York Fire Department told AFP that more than 168 fire fighters and 44 different units had responded to the explosion.Witness Robert Santiago told CBS that he was sleeping when all of a suddenly the explosion shook his bed and the floor.“It smells very bad out here. It smells like rubble,” he said.“I thought the world was coming to an end, an earthquake or something like that. Terrible,” he added.Another witness told CBS that “a lot of people” lived in the six-storey building, including one of her friends.“I’m scared, I’m scared. I came out to see the situation,” she told the channel from behind the security cordon at the scene.“I’m very scared. I’m shaking. I’m asthmatic and I’m not supposed to be here. I just came,” she added.Another witness who lived across the street told the channel that his relatives living further way also felt the blast.“I saw a lady running with no shoes on. It was crazy. It was like a war zone,” he said.“First of all I thought it was an earthquake. I got calls from my family who felt it too and that was all the way up town. Man, it was crazy,” he added.The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Metro-North trains had been suspended indefinitely in and out of Grand Central because of the building explosion and collapse.“Southbound trains are being held at stations to await further instructions. Northbound trains are being held in Grand Central,” said an emergency notice published on its website.
29C. KeenumDEN81.256.2 In the original conception of passer rating, an average rating was about 67. In 2018, only one qualified passer (Arizona Cardinals rookie Josh Rosen) fell below that threshold, and even then just barely (his rating was 66.7). But what if the standards for what makes a good or bad performance had evolved as leaguewide numbers changed? Pro-Football-Reference.com does a great job of adjusting for era with its Advanced Passing indices, which are centered on an average of 100 with 15 points representing 1 standard deviation in either direction. But I wanted to rescale the building blocks of passer rating itself to see how today’s passing numbers would translate to a rating if the NFL had simply allowed its rating system to change with the times.To do that, I looked at the distribution of stats in each category that goes into passer rating — completion percentage, yards per attempt, touchdown percentage and interception rate — from the sample originally used to craft the formula back in the early 1970s (qualified passers from 1960 to 1970). Specifically, I figured out the spread of values (relative to the league) that, in a given category, led to the minimum number of points (0), the average number of points (1) and the maximum (2.375). Under the hood, passer rating is built around these ranges; it hands out points on that 0-to-2.375 scale in each category, then sums up the four values, divides by 6 and multiplies by 100. (Hence, 67 is supposed to be average — a 1.0 in four categories, divided by 6, times 100.)For any era, we can rescale what performance “should” lead to a given value in each category to keep the relative leaguewide distribution the same as it was when passer rating was first conceived.2Just like with PFR’s advanced passing stats, I calculated these distributions using qualified passers in rolling three-season periods to avoid a strange spread in one season causing overly volatile results. (To qualify, a passer needed at least 14 attempts per team game.) So while, say, Alex Smith’s 62.5 percent completion rate in 2018 was worth 1.0 point, so was Don Meredith’s 49.5 percent mark from 1962. Do this for every category in every season, and you have a stabilized version of passer rating that no longer spirals uncontrollably upward with each innovation in the passing game.Some ultra-high ratings change less than you might expect under this new method. Rodgers’s single-season record of 122.5 from 2011 tumbles all the way down to … 121.1. (He was very good that year.) But other seemingly immortal ratings, such as Kirk Cousins’s 99.7 mark this season, get knocked down quite a bit — in Cousins’s case, he falls to a much more reasonable 81.5 rating. (Anyone who watched a Vikings game this year would surely argue that this is more appropriate.) Similarly, Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 100.4 mark this season — yes, that is real, look it up — gets heavily penalized in the interception category (his 4.9 percent INT rate was more than double the league average), taking him down to an adjusted rating of 77.4.Moving further down the list, Joe Flacco’s decent-sounding 84.2 classic rating properly falls to a mediocre 62.8 after our adjustment, while the 30.7 rating of WOAT candidate Nathan Peterman becomes an 11.6 — perilously close to the minimum possible rating of 0.0. (If Peterman had thrown enough passes to qualify, that 11.6 rating would have “surpassed” Ryan Leaf’s 19.1 from 1998 as the lowest-rated season since 1950.)All told, the new ratings are once again grounded in a world where an average quarterback scores about 70 — not exactly 67 because the rolling distribution includes multiple seasons for comparison3Causing 2018 performances to score slightly higher on average, since this year was a better passing season than 2017. — and as a result, the numbers make far more intuitive sense at a glance than the ludicrously inflated official ratings of 2018: 20B. MayfieldCLE93.771.7 10K. CousinsMIN99.781.5 PlayerLast YearOldNewPlayerLast YearOldNew 31S. DarnoldNYJ77.649.7 17M. TrubiskyCHI95.473.2 16D. CarrOAK93.974.0 13T. BradyNE97.778.8 PlayerTeamOldNew 4M. RyanATL108.193.4 5P. RiversLAC105.587.3 6D. WatsonHOU103.185.3 Ratings 13L. Dawson197582.982.728F. Ryan197078.078.0 12D. PrescottDAL96.979.0 14D. Marino199986.481.429B. Jones198278.578.0 19C. NewtonCAR94.271.7 26J. WinstonTB90.264.9 Ryan Fitzpatrick2005-184,28581.160.2-20.9 8J. GoffLAR101.183.3 5P. Manning201596.587.120M. Ryan201894.979.8 Marcus Mariota2015-181,60589.467.5-21.9 7C. WentzPHI102.285.1 30B. BortlesJAX79.854.5 9A. RodgersGB97.683.0 10O. Graham195578.284.725R. Gannon200484.778.4 2P. MahomesKC113.898.5 11K. Warner200993.783.726B. Griese198077.178.3 32J. AllenBUF67.937.1 27A. SmithWSH85.764.5 15B. R’lisbergerPIT96.575.7 RatingsRatings PlayerYears PlayedAttemptsOldNewDiff. 1D. BreesNO115.7103.3 According to the NFL’s official passer rating system, the most efficient quarterback in NFL history is Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, with a lifetime mark of 103.1.1Pro football’s passer rating has a possible range from 0 to 158.3. That makes sense: Rodgers is generally regarded as one of the greatest QBs to ever play the game. But if you scroll further down the list, the results become much harder to explain. In the world of passer rating, Kirk Cousins is better than Joe Montana; Derek Carr and Matt Schaub top Dan Marino; and, after one season, Broadway Sam Darnold is running circles around Broadway Joe Namath.Passer rating is often criticized as Byzantine (have you seen that formula?), incomplete (it does not include data on rushing plays or sacks) and arbitrary (again, have you looked at the formula?). Yet its biggest shortcoming might be the way it is unmoored from changes in the game itself. Passing has never been more efficient than it was this season, in which the league’s average QB posted a rating of 92.9. That is remarkably high considering that a quarterback who posted a rating of 92.9 would have led all qualified passers in 15 separate seasons from 1950 through 1986. Clearly, the scale needs recalibrating. 18E. ManningNYG92.472.3 Chad Henne2008-181,95975.555.3-20.3 Ryan Tannehill2012-182,91187.067.2-19.8 Cam Newton2011-183,89186.466.1-20.3 22R. TannehillMIA92.768.8 21M. MariotaTEN92.370.6 A new all-time passer rating hierarchyCareer classic and adjusted passer ratings for qualified* NFL and AFL quarterbacks, 1950-2018 9T. Romo201697.185.024D. Fouts198780.278.4 11A. LuckIND98.779.1 Ratings 2A. Rodgers2018103.192.517B. Starr197180.580.7 PlayerTeamOldNew * Minimum 1,500 career pass attemptsSource: Pro-Football-Reference.com * Minimum 14 pass attempts per team gameSource: Pro-Football-Reference.com 6R. Staubach197983.486.721J. Garcia200887.579.6 7R. Wilson2018100.485.422B. R’lisberger201894.379.0 15K. Anderson198681.981.230J. Kelly199684.478.0 3J. Montana199492.390.018P. Rivers201895.680.5 1S. Young199996.794.216F. Tarkenton197880.480.7 Case Keenum2013-181,84484.561.8-22.6 Mark Sanchez2009-182,32073.352.5-20.8 Who’s been overrated in traditional passer ratings?For qualified* NFL and AFL passers since 1950, the biggest shortfalls between adjusted and classic passer rating 12S. Jurgensen197482.782.927N. Lomax198882.778.1 8D. Brees201897.785.423J. Unitas197378.378.9 According to the NFL’s official system, there have been 93 qualified quarterback seasons since 1950 with a passer rating of at least 100.0, and nine of those happened in 2018 alone. After our adjustment, though, there have been only 46 such seasons since 1950,4Four QB seasons cracked the 100.0 mark under the new system but didn’t under the classic passer rating. and only one of those happened this year — the 103.3 mark Drew Brees put up with the Saints. It’s still a golden age for passing, as nearly half of those 46 seasons have happened since 2000, but we’ve also filtered out 51 “false 100s” — seasons that cracked 100.0 on the old scale but not the new one — of which 47 have happened since 2000.The result of our passer rating adjustment is a much more reasonable career leaderboard that features qualified quarterbacks from a variety of different eras: The biggest beneficiaries of our changes are 1950s-era passers like Otto Graham, who originally rated in the 70s (discarding his eye-popping pre-1950 numbers, which were compiled in the upstart All-America Football Conference) but leaps up into the mid-80s after judging him in comparison with his peers. San Francisco 49ers legend Steve Young also gets a boost relative to other great QBs from history, reclaiming the No. 1 slot that he’d held in real life before Rodgers and friends came along.At the other end of the spectrum, nobody loses more points of career rating than Blake Bortles, who somehow has an 80.6 mark under the classic system but falls to 55.2 with our adjustments. Here are the biggest losers between the old and new QB ratings: 23M. StaffordDET89.968.6 Ratings Deflating the ratingClassic and adjusted passer ratings for qualified* 2018 NFL quarterbacks 3R. WilsonSEA110.996.5 25A. DaltonCIN89.666.1 4T. Brady201897.687.219C. Pennington201090.179.9 24N. MullensSF90.866.3 Derek Carr2014-182,80088.868.4-20.4 28J. FlaccoBAL84.262.8 14R. FitzpatrickTB100.477.4 33J. RosenARI66.735.9 Jameis Winston2015-181,92287.864.0-23.8 Blake Bortles2014-182,63280.655.2-25.4 * Minimum 1,500 career pass attemptsSource: Pro-Football-Reference.com A change like this wouldn’t fix the rest of passer rating’s deficiencies, and it wouldn’t include all the fancy bells and whistles you’ll find in a metric like ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating. But passer rating itself has always been a surprisingly decent metric within any self-contained era; the team with the higher passer rating (by any margin) in a game wins about 80 percent of the time. It’s the comparisons across eras that have become distorted as the game has changed over time. But a simple fix tethering modern stats to the standards contained in passer rating’s formula would go a long way toward restoring sanity to the metric you still see in every NFL box score and broadcast. The Blake Bortleses of the world might not like seeing their shiny 80-something ratings get dumped into the 50s, but it’s a change whose time has come.Check out our latest NFL predictions.
With a national TV audience, intensive medical examinations and the unfamiliarity of being on the road, the NFL Scouting Combine can be a nerve-racking experience. That’s why Ohio State’s Pro Day on Friday was such a welcomed relief for former Buckeyes looking to break into the pro ranks and hear their names called at the NFL Draft during the last weekend of April. “I think it’s a lot better. You’re in the place you’ve been training for your whole career, so I think it puts you a little more at ease,” offensive lineman Justin Boren said. “Combine — all the cameras, so many people — it’s nice working out here.” The pre-draft process is an arduous one of being constantly evaluated in nearly every way imaginable, from on-field positional drills to personal interviews that gauge players’ personalities and character. A school’s Pro Day represents the end to the constant needling of prospects until NFL teams invite players to their facilities to have private workouts just prior to the draft. Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher expressed relief that the Combine and his Pro Day were over and likened the process to something everyone looking for a job has to go through after college. “It’s a big job interview,” he said. “Not many of them are fun but they’re necessary evils, but it’s to get to do what you really want to do.” Sanzenbacher was one of the big winners of Pro Day, reducing his time in the 40-yard dash to 4.48 seconds on Friday from 4.59 at the Combine. “You haven’t been poked and prodded by doctors for three days so I mean, it felt good. It felt better,” he said. Sanzenbacher said he has no idea where he will get drafted come late April. He said teams will likely question his slight build, but he proved a lot by running a sub-4.5 40-yard dash. He hopes that his solid career and game film at OSU will be enough for scouts to form a solid impression of the Buckeyes’ 2010 MVP. Buckeye coach Jim Tressel was in attendance and watched his former players participate in drills from afar. It was announced last Tuesday by the school that Tressel would be suspended for the first two games of next season for allegedly violating the school’s compliance policy and NCAA Bylaw 10.1 by not reporting e-mails he received last April from local attorney and former Buckeye Christopher Cicero, who indicated that Terrelle Pryor and DeVier Posey had sold OSU memorabilia to Eddie Rife, the owner of Fine Line Ink tattoo parlor. Other performances on Pro Day that helped players’ draft stock came from linebackers Ross Homan and Brian Rolle, defensive lineman Dexter Larimore, Boren, defensive backs Devon Torrence and Jermale Hines and running back Brandon Saine. Homan improved his time in the 40 to 4.6 seconds from 4.68 at the Combine, Torrence improved to 4.5 seconds from 4.68, Hines to 4.57 seconds from 4.68 and Saine to 4.4 seconds from 4.43. One of OSU’s most interesting draft prospects is Rolle, who is considered undersized for an NFL linebacker and might be asked to make a position change to safety. The four-year letterman has plenty of solid game film to go with his decorated career as middle linebacker for the Buckeyes. He won four Big Ten Player of the Week awards and was selected by coaches for the Randy Gradishar Award for outstanding linebacker. Weighing 230 pounds, 12 pounds more than his playing weight his senior year, Rolle said he would play wherever he was needed and participated in position drills at both linebacker and, for the first time Friday, defensive back. “It’s not really hard because I’ve heard ‘You’re short’ my whole life. It is what it is. God wanted me to be 5-foot-9 and 7/8 for a reason,” Rolle said. “I’m not going to shy away from playing linebacker just because somebody says I can’t do it. I’m going to compete and work hard at what I’m good at. When a team looks at me as a safety, I’m willing to do it.” Despite being undersized by traditional standards, Rolle’s 4.51 in the 40 proves that he’s fast enough to be a safety. At the Combine, he put up 28 reps of 225 pounds. Only Homan (32) and Boston College’s Mark Herzlich (29) did more reps as linebackers. Rolle said the biggest difference between linebacker and defensive back is the pack pedal used to drop into coverage. He mentioned that linebackers at OSU would sometimes get into a “lazy backpedal,” but that his athleticism would show teams he’s more than capable of learning how to drop into coverage. In the NFL, many non-starters are asked to play special teams — an area that seemed to excite Rolle more than playing defense. “That’s the first thing they ask, ‘Are you willing to play special teams?’ I love special teams. I don’t feel like there’s nothing more (fun) to do,” he said. “It’s great to play defense, great to play offense. Special teams, you get to set the tone of games … or change the momentum of a game … that’s something that at the next level, I think can really help me out.” Homan is one of the most sure-fire picks in this year’s draft of the Buckeyes coming out. Both his 40 time of 4.6 and his performance in the bench press at the Combine ranked highly for his position. He’s added 13 pounds of muscle since the season ended and is up to 240 pounds. “They say they evaluate you on 90 percent of your game film and 10 percent of your combine, so I’m happy with that because I think my game film speaks for itself,” Homan said. Homan was a three-year starter, first-team All-Big Ten performer, Sports Illustrated honorable mention All-America and academic All-Big Ten. He amassed 287 tackles (17 for loss) in 54 games as a Buckeye. He also has the outstanding pedigree NFL executives associate with linebackers from OSU, something Homan attributes to his position coach. “Luke Fickell is one of the best coaches, I believe, in college football,” Homan said. Hines is another Buckeye in flux when it comes to a position at the next level. He played the “star” position at OSU, which is a hybrid of safety and linebacker. The four-year letterman with three career interceptions participated in drills for both defensive back and linebacker on Friday. Aside from improving his 40 time to 4.57 seconds at his Pro Day from 4.68 at the Combine, Hines broad-jumped 9-feet 6-inches. He said he thought he played well at both safety positions as a Buckeye but only had one regret. “The only thing I wanted more of during my college career was people to take more shots at me … throw the ball at me more. … Every time I’m in the middle of the field it’s a slant or a curl or something like that,” Hines said. Larimore and offensive lineman Bryant Browning weren’t invited to the Combine, but were excited to workout for scouts for the first time since ending their college careers. For a defensive tackle, Larimore ran an impressive 4.97 in the 40 and bench pressed 225 pounds 32 times. Browning participated only in position drills because he said he tweaked his hamstring last week. He said he will participate with defensive lineman Cameron Heyward during Heyward’s personal Pro Day on March 30. Heyward injured his elbow in the Sugar Bowl win against Arkansas and subsequently needed Tommy John surgery to repair a tendon in his elbow. He was present at Pro Day, but didn’t work out. He’s been a regular at the team’s 6 a.m. workouts all last week and, prior to his injury, was considered a first-round pick. Defensive back Chimdi Chekwa ran a speedy 4.4 at the Combine and decided that was enough. All he did at the Pro Day was participate in positional drills. Former Buckeyes James Laurinaitis of the St. Louis Rams and Malcolm Jenkins of the New Orleans Saints were in attendance. Representatives for 29 of the NFL’s 32 teams were at OSU’s Pro Day — only the Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals did not have anyone in attendance.
With a 4-1 lead heading into the ninth, the No. 4 Ohio State baseball team looked poised to take down No. 1-seeded Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament, but a four-run outburst by the Fighting Illini ended that possibility Thursday night. “That’s by far the toughest loss that we’ve had all season,” senior outfielder Brian DeLucia said. “I don’t know if it’s going to hit quickly or if we are going to feel it tomorrow.” OSU (26-26, 13-11 Big Ten) had freshman pitcher and first baseman Josh Dezse try to close out the ninth against Illinois (26-25, 15-9 Big Ten). Dezse came into the game with six saves, but played a different role than usual, pitching the eighth and ninth innings. He pitched a scoreless eighth, but walked two and had runners in scoring position at one point. Coach Greg Beals kept him in for the ninth, and Dezse gave up a leadoff double and two RBI singles. He was taken out after giving up a walk with a pitch count of 55, well above a closer’s average. Junior reliever Andrew Armstrong came in with two outs to finish the game, but gave up the walk-off RBI single on his very first pitch. Beals said he asked a lot out of Dezse in the game but that, win or lose, he likes to have Dezse on the mound. “Obviously, in retrospect, when you look back, we asked him to do something he hasn’t done yet this year,” Beals said. “As a coach, as a competitor, you want to put your players in the best opportunity possible, and we thought we were. As you look back at it, maybe we should have gone with the bullpen like we’ve done all year long in that eighth inning.” After Illinois scored its only run off starter Brett McKinney in the bottom of the third, it was DeLucia who responded with a leadoff home run in the fourth to tie the game, 1-1. Both starters went deep into the game. McKinney pitched six innings and gave up one run, while Illinois starter Kevin Johnson went eight and gave up four. Illinois coach Dan Hartleb said McKinney pitched well and that OSU threw some pitches that made his hitters look bad. “Ohio State’s a very good team,” Hartleb said. “We’re very fortunate getting down like that, to come back and beat a good team.” Johnson’s last three runs came in the eighth when the Buckeyes made their push. On Wednesday, OSU scored five runs in the eighth to beat Minnesota, fueled by a leadoff bunt single by sophomore catcher Greg Solomon. Same inning, different game and with a man on second, Solomon lined a ball to center that the Illinois outfield missed, allowing him to complete a two-run inside-the-park home run. Tim Wetzel later provided a two-out RBI single to increase the lead to 4-1 before Illinois made its comeback. “You never think you’ve got the game secure, but I certainly liked where we were at, at that time,” Beals said. “Our guys kept grinding to get us that fourth run, and, as you see, every run’s very valuable.” With the loss to Illinois, the Buckeyes move to the losers’ bracket, in which they will play Minnesota again in an elimination game at 12:05 p.m. Minnesota rematch This will be the fifth time in less than 10 days that OSU and Minnesota will meet. The Buckeyes won three of the first four. Both have a loss already, so the loser of the game will go home, while the winner will turn around and play Purdue. Freshman Greg Greve is the expected starter for the Buckeyes. “The first challenge is put this game behind and get ready for Minnesota,” Beals said. “Minnesota, you can bet, is going to be ready for us. We’ve been playing with them, and we’ve got them three of the four games we’ve played, so they’re going to be hungry for us.” Making the rounds DeLucia and Solomon had home runs in the game, marking the second time this season against Illinois that the Buckeyes have hit multiple home runs. OSU has hit just 19 home runs this year. Thursday’s home runs were DeLucia’s first and just Solomon’s second of the year. Cat scratch fever Assistant coach Mike Stafford visited the mound in the third to talk to McKinney after he gave up his only run of the day and hit an Illinois batter. Play was delayed more when a cat somehow found its way onto the field, making an appearance on the bullpen near the OSU dugout. Junior reliever Paul Geuy was able to chase the cat under the tarp and out of play. The extra break seemed to help relax McKinney, as he allowed just three more hits through his last three innings.
Ohio State sophomore forward Jared Sullinger was named one of 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award Tuesday. The award, named after former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, recognizes the top player in college basketball. Sullinger is the only player on the list who was a 2011 Wooden Award All American. He was also named first-team All-American by Sporting News for the second straight year. The Buckeye big man has averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds for the No. 7-ranked OSU basketball team this year as the team compiled a 25-6 regular season record. Sullinger’s 14 points and 10 rebounds helped OSU beat Michigan State, 72-70, Sunday and give the Buckeyes a share of the Big Ten regular season championship along with the Spartans and Michigan. MSU senior forward and Big Ten Player of the Year Draymond Green was the only other player from the Big Ten named a finalist for the Wooden Award. Other notable names include Kentucky freshmen forwards Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson, and North Carolina senior forward Tyler Zeller. The list, which also requires the student-athletes to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA, was comprised of three freshmen, two sophomores, three juniors and seven seniors. The Big East had three players on the list, which was the most of any conference. The Wooden All-American teams will be announced during the week of the “Elite Eight” round of the NCAA Tournament. In the meantime, Sullinger and the Buckeyes will travel to Indianapolis for the Big Ten tournament. They will play Friday at approximately 9 p.m. against the winner of a game between Nebraska and Purdue. After the tournament ends Sunday, the team will learn its seeding in the NCAA Tournament.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is certain that his squad can repeat their feats for next seasonThe Catalan secured his first Premier League title on Sunday after Manchester United’s shock 1-0 defeat to West Brom confirmed City as the new champions.It marked what has truly been a dominant season at the Etihad Stadium with City having only lost two games all season and they are currently on the verge of breaking Chelsea’s points record of 95 points over the course of a single season, as well as their own record for most goals scored in a single season at 103.But Guardiola, whose side contain many young regular starters, is adamant that City have the potential to learn from their experiences from the past year and build on it for more glory in the future.“Sergio [Aguero] is a genius, a top player but about 30 years old but the others are 21, 22 so we won with guys that are so young,” said Guardiola, according to Manchester Evening News.“Playing in the Champions League at that age is sometimes complicated and maybe it’s a good lesson for them for the future and for next season.”While repeating the same feats that City have achieved this season will be difficult, Guardiola has refused to rule out the prospect.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We will have to try,” answered the 47 year-old when asked.“If you read what people said this week we have a lot to improve. You cannot deny that you are judged on results, okay that’s what it is, but you cannot deny we were good this season, we were good every single day.“To make 18 wins in a row you have to be mentally strong and they again [against Tottenham] showed me how strong they are and this is important to help build up this club a little bit higher.“Manchester City is not like United or Chelsea – the big clubs in England have trophies and a lot of history behind them.“Sometimes you have to do these sort of things to believe ‘wow, we are good too, like the others’.“The way we played helped us reach our target.“Of course next season it’s not going to happen the same, it’s impossible. It’s the target to say we were able to to that and if we are able to do it once then we are able to do it twice so we have to try to be constant next season.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed that they are close to completing deadline-day deals for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Juan BernatBernat only made 12 appearances at Bayern Munich last season and will likely provide cover for fellow new left-back Yuri Berchiche, who joined from Athletic Bilbao earlier this summer.Although the signing that has intrigued people the most is Cameroon attacker Choupo-Moting, who could only manage five goals in 30 Premier League games for the relegated Stoke City.“It’s August 31, it’s very late, I’m not going to lie,” said Tuchel, according to FourFourTwo.“We’re trying to get the two players signed, they’re doing their medical tests now. I do not know if others will follow.“We’ve been looking for a few weeks for cover for [Edinson] Cavani, the opportunity has come with Maxim, who is a top-level player, who can impact right away when he comes off the bench.“With the arrival of Choupo-Moting, it’s a lot of attackers. It can impact [Timothy] Weah’s situation, but at the same time not, because it’s another type of player.”Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has been linked with a permanent move to Eintracht Frankfurt, while Giovani Lo Celso is expected to complete a transfer to La Liga side Real Betis.“Trapp wants to leave, he’s trying to sign with another club,” Tuchel confirmed.“Lo Celso, I do not know exactly what he’s up to.”Midfielder Marco Verratti is a doubt for Saturday’s trip to promoted Nimes as PSG look to maintain their winning start to the new season.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“Verratti has resumed training,” Tuchel added.“We will decide together after the session of the day if he is with us in Nimes.”The Ligue 1 champions have been pitted against Red Star Belgrade, Napoli and Liverpool in Group C of this season’s Champions League.Although Tuchel is looking forward to going head-to-head with new Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti.“Ancelotti is a great coach,” he said.“He was a great inspiration to me.”? Mark your calendars! ??1⃣ 18/09 21h CET ??????? @LFC v PSG2⃣ 03/10 18h55 CET ?PSG v @crvenazvezdafk3⃣ 24/10 21h CET ?PSG v @en_sscnapoli4⃣ 06/11 21h CET ?? @en_sscnapoli v PSG5⃣ 28/11 21h CET ?PSG v @LFC6⃣ 11/12 21h CET ?? @crvenazvezdafk v PSG pic.twitter.com/hCExSmWcHp— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 31, 2018
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNASSAU, The Bahamas, June 1, 2016 — Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo, left, paid a First Arrival Courtesy Call on Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie at the Office of the Prime Minister, June 1, 2016. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith insists his team has what it takes to defeat Leeds United when both sides face off next weekend.Villa have been in good form of late, having won four of their last seven games in the Sky Bet Championship, and are currently unbeaten since their loss to Queens Park Rangers in October.Since the appointment of Smith as manager, The Villans have jumped from 17th to eighth on the league standings and have the promotion playoff spots within grasp. Aston Villa’s upcoming opponents, Leeds, are also on a good run of form and have won their last five games to return to the top of the table.Smith, however, insists his team are looking forward to the game against Leeds and believe they can beat the league leaders.Aston Villa explains why they spent so much money on players Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Aston Villa’s chief executive, the team needed to spend £144.5 million on 12 players in order to stay competitive.“It’s another one we’re looking forward to”, Smith told Aston Villa’s official website.“It’s Leeds United at home in front of another close to full house.” “They are in the top two doing well.” ”But we believe we can beat them.”Aston Villa are currently three points behind sixth placed Middlesbrough, and will hope to close the gap to teams above them next weekend.
Kolkata: A 35-year-old woman was killed after she was hit by a private bus near Chiriamore at Barrackpore in North 24-Parganas on Tuesday.Police said the incident took place when the woman was taking her child to her school on Tuesday morning. The seven-year-old child also received injuries and is admitted to hospital.A police officer said the victim, Nitu Gupta, was a local resident. Police came to know after speaking to locals that the accident took place because two buses were racing between each other to get more passengers. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedOne of the buses failed to control the speed and hit the woman while she was crossing the road. Locals took the woman to a hospital where she was declaredbrought dead.The offending bus was seized but the driver had managed to flee.In two road accidents in Birbhum, one was killed when a motorbike collided head on with a truck at Mohammad Bazar.The road remained close after the accident. In another road accident in Birbhum, a toto collided head on with a truck at Abdarpur and it claimed the life of one person, who was travelingin the toto.The driver of the toto also received severe injuries.
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Monday, February 6, 2017 Tags: Qatar Airways DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar Airways has launched the world’s longest scheduled commercial airline route with the arrival of its flight from Doha to Auckland, New Zealand.The Gulf carrier said flight QR920 touched down in Auckland early on Monday after covering a distance of 14,535 kilometres, or 9,032 miles.That is the furthest distance between any two cities linked by direct flights.Qatar Airways’ rival Emirates previously held the record for its route between Dubai and Auckland. That route is more than 300 kilometres shorter.So how long do you think you would be on the plane for? Source: The Associated Press Can you guess the length of the new world’s longest route?
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Costa Rica will host the first Central American Franchise Summit on May 14 at the Radisson Hotel, west of the capital.The meeting aims to promote franchising business models both locally and internationally, according to Costa Rica’s Chamber of Commerce (CCCR).“As part of our promotional work, we have gathered some of the most recognized professionals in the field who will be sharing their knowledge and experience with entrepreneurs interested in developing this type of business,” CCCR’s National Franchise Center Executive Director Karol Fallas said.The summit will include four keynote discussions with franchising experts including Donald Boroian, CEO and founder of the U.S. company Francorp. Networking opportunities also will be available with 200 business representatives, Fallas said.Those interested in attending can contact the National Franchise Center at: 2221-0005, Ext. 121.A report by the CCCR last September said franchise-sector companies have created 27,000 direct jobs in Costa Rica. Of them 21,381 correspond to international franchises and 5,622 are local businesses. Facebook Comments Related posts:Starbucks’ most expensive coffee is from Costa Rica Second Starbucks announced for Costa Rica, will open in November Starbucks buys coffee farm in Costa Rica First Starbucks to open in Costa Rica on June 20
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That’s real cash deposited in your account… coming from the private sector. But according to a law that governs this special situation, you must act before April 21. Click here to get started today. Editor’s note: The “Greater Depression” has started… Yesterday, Casey Research founder Doug Casey compared what happened in the 1930s to what’s going on today. Below, he breaks down more of these likely differences… By Doug Casey, founder, Casey Research PRICES 1930s Prices dropped radically because billions of dollars of inflationary currency were wiped out through the stock market crash, bond defaults, and bank failures. The government, however, somehow equated the high prices of the inflationary ’20s with prosperity and attempted to prevent a fall in prices by such things as slaughtering livestock, dumping milk in the gutter, and enacting price supports. Since the collapse wiped out money faster than it could be created, the government felt the destruction of real wealth was a more effective way to raise prices. In other words, if you can’t increase the supply of money, decrease the supply of goods. Nonetheless, the 1930s depression was a deflationary collapse, a time when currency became worth more and prices dropped. This is probably the most confusing thing to most Americans since they assume—as a result of that experience—that “depression” means “deﬂation.” It’s also perhaps the biggest single difference between this depression and the last one. Today Prices could drop, as they did the last time, but the amount of power the government now has over the economy is far greater than what was the case 80 years ago. Instead of letting the economy cleanse itself by allowing the ﬁnancial markets to collapse, governments will probably bail out insolvent banks, create mortgages wholesale to prop up real estate, and central banks will buy bonds to keep their prices from plummeting. All of these actions mean that the total money supply will grow enormously. Trillions will be created to avoid deﬂation. If you ﬁnd men selling apples on street corners, it won’t be for 5 cents apiece, but $5 apiece. But there won’t be a lot of apple sellers because of welfare, nor will there be a lot of apples because of price controls. Consumer prices will probably skyrocket as a result, and the country will have an inﬂationary depression. Unlike the 1930s, when people who held dollars were king, by the end of the Greater Depression, people with dollars will be wiped out. THE SOCIETY 1930s The world was largely rural or small-town. Communications were slow, but people tended to trust the media. The government exercised considerable moral suasion, and people tended to support it. The business of the country was business, as Calvin Coolidge said, and men who created wealth were esteemed. All told, if you were going to have a depression, it was a rather stable environment for it; despite that, however, there were still plenty of riots, marches, and general disorder. Today The country is now urban and suburban, and although communications are rapid, there’s little interpersonal contact. The media are suspect. The government is seen more as an adversary or an imperial ruler than an arbitrator accepted by a consensus of concerned citizens. Businessmen are viewed as unscrupulous predators who take advantage of anyone weak enough to be exploited. A major financial smashup in today’s atmosphere could do a lot more than wipe out a few naives in the stock market and unemploy some workers, as occurred in the ’30s; some sectors of society are now time bombs. It’s hard to say, for instance, what third- and fourth-generation welfare recipients are going to do when the going gets really tough. THE WAY PEOPLE WORK 1930s Relatively slow transportation and communication localized economic conditions. The U.S. itself was somewhat insulated from the rest of the world, and parts of the U.S. were fairly self-contained. Workers were mostly involved in basic agriculture and industry, creating widgets and other tangible items. There wasn’t a great deal of specialization, and that made it easier for someone to move laterally from one occupation into the next, without extensive retraining, since people were more able to produce the basics of life on their own. Most women never joined the workforce, and the wife in a marriage acted as a “backup” system should the husband lose his job. Today The whole world is interdependent, and a war in the Middle East or a revolution in Africa can have a direct and immediate effect on a barber in Chicago or Krakow. Since the whole economy is centrally controlled from Washington, a mistake there can be a national disaster. People generally aren’t in a position to roll with the punches as more than half the people in the country belong to what is known as the “service economy.” That means, in most cases, they’re better equipped to shuffle papers than make widgets. Even “necessary” services are often terminated when times get hard. Specialization is part of what an advanced industrial economy is all about, but if the economic order changes radically, it can prove a liability. THE FINANCIAL MARKETS 1930s The last depression is identified with the collapse of the stock market, which lost over 90% of its value from 1929 to 1933. A secure bond was the best possible investment as interest rates dropped radically. Commodities plummeted, reducing millions of farmers to near subsistence levels. Since most real estate was owned outright and taxes were low, a drop in price didn’t make a lot of difference unless you had to sell. Land prices plummeted, but since people bought it to use, not unload to a greater fool, they didn’t usually have to sell. Today This time, stocks—and especially commodities—are likely to explode on the upside as people panic into them to get out of depreciating dollars in general and bonds in particular. Real estate will be—next to bonds—the most devastated single area of the economy because no one will lend money long term. And real estate is built on the mortgage market, which will vanish. Everybody who invests in this depression thinking that it will turn out like the last one will be very unhappy with the results. Being aware of the differences between the last depression and this one makes it a lot easier to position yourself to minimize losses and maximize profits. So much for the differences. The crucial, obvious, and most important similarity, however, is that most people’s standard of living will fall dramatically. The Greater Depression has started. Most people don’t know it because they can neither confront the thought nor understand the differences between this one and the last. As a climax approaches, many of the things that you’ve built your life around in the past are going to change and change radically. The ability to adjust to new conditions is the sign of a psychologically healthy person. Look for the opportunity side of the crisis. The Chinese symbol for “crisis” is a combination of two other symbols—one for danger and one for opportunity. The dangers that society will face in the years ahead are regrettable, but there’s no point in allowing anxiety, frustration, or apathy to overcome you. Face the future with courage, curiosity, and optimism rather than fear. You can be a winner, and if you plan carefully, you will be. The great period of change will give you a chance to regain control of your destiny. And that in itself is the single most important thing in life. This depression can give you that opportunity; it’s one of the many ways the Greater Depression can be a very good thing for both you as an individual and society as a whole. Editor’s note: America is about to enter a crisis far more severe than what we saw in 2008–2009. It could all start after Trump’s inauguration and could change everything… in sudden, unexpected ways. This is exactly why Doug and his team put together a time-sensitive video explaining how it could all go down. Click here to watch it now.
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" Joji Morishita said at a press conference.[and] never falls (1 Cor 135 7-8) Just as Paul and others had expanded the understanding of agape to make it all-encompassing King in his teaching builds upon Paul and brings out agapes creativity its capacity to create togetherness and community The pestering but important gadfly Kings medium for enacting his teaching civil disobedience was also informed by the Greeks or rather one Greek in particular Three times in his 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail" King evokes Socrates (469-399 BC) the philosopher who famously made the public streets and squares of Athens his classroom Kings letter is addressed to fellow clergymen who had discouraged his practice of nonviolent resistance on the grounds that it was "unwise and untimely" and could incite civil disturbances In making the case for the importance of civil disobedience King introduces Socrates as one of its early practitioners: Just as Socrates felt that it was necessary to create a tension in the mind so that individuals could rise from the bondage of myths and half truths to the unfettered realm of creative analysis and objective appraisal so must we see the need for nonviolent gadflies to create the kind of tension in society that will help men rise from the dark depths of prejudice and racism to the majestic heights of understanding and brotherhood The image of a gadfly is drawn from the Apology a speech attributed to Socrates and related by his student Plato in which he responds to the charge that he is corrupting Athens young citizens with his unconventional and provocative teaching Socrates compares the lazy inert Athenian state to a tired old steed and his own interrogation and urging of Athenian citizens to the buzzing of a gadfly Like the fly he may be annoying but Socrates argued Athenian citizens needed such pestering in order to be stirred into action and improve their lives This was precisely Kings point in his letter to opponents of his methods: progress towards social justice can only be achieved through peaceful actions that annoy the status quo that is through nonviolent gadflies and the productive tension they create Persistent and irritating activism requires courage and significant risk Socrates and King alike lost their lives for their causes but both saw peaceful agitation as essential to their identity and work Applying the Classics to the 20th century And so just as the term agape was able to capture Kings concept of transcendent love in a way no English word could his evocation of Socrates the pestering yet productive gadfly could inform our understanding of the aims of civil disobedience in a uniquely memorable way In the speech "Ive Been to the Mountaintop" King passes on the fantasy of living in ancient Greece or Rome Ultimately he declares his preference for life in the "now" of 1968 But his lived engagement with the Classics bridges these eras showing his listeners and readers how classical ideas can speak to us today 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a period of unemployment before resuming their careers For others like actor John Garfield the list spelled the end of their careersLiz Ronk who edited this gallery is the Photo Editor for LIFEcom Follow her on Twitter @lizabethronkOfficials at Texas A&M University said Monday that the school would not allow a white supremacist group to hold a rally on campus next month "After consolation with law enforcement and considerable study Texas A&M is cancelling the event scheduled by Preston Wiginton at Rudder Plaza on campus on September 11 because of concerns about the safety of its students faculty staff and the public" the university said in a statement according to KTRK a local ABC affiliate Wiginton a one-time A&M student brought white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak at the university in December and that event drew intense protests and an opposition event the Houston Chronicle reported at the timeWiginton announced plans for his September 11 event again featuring Spencer on 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failed to produce any evidence that he colluded with Russians After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my "collusion with the Russians" nobody has been able to show any proof Sad Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16 2017 [NYT] Write to Maya Rhodan at [email protected] down a neon-gobsmacked raceway in Mario Kart 8 I snake left then right then left again chaining mini-turbos and rocketing past visually thumping loudspeakers pulsing purplish stars and a tower-sized EQ that throbs in time with the soundtrack’s symphony of techno Everything’s moving and alive and lit up like one long continuous Jumbotron And then I’m gliding over lacquered blackness my just-upturned anti-grav wheels flying inches above what looks like grooved vinyl the music flanging the track ahead twisting and looping back at me — above me — like a disco Mbius strip That’s what it’s like to wrap your hands around the Wii U’s GamePad and plumb Mario Kart 8‘s wild panoply of wonderfully absurd tracks — 16 new 16 reimagined — spinning sideslipping soaring and tumbling roaring down vast mountainside waterfalls or bulleting through squalling banks of lightning-lit clouds (“Hello hello… I’m at a place called Vertigo…“) Imagine a carnival of race tropes a grab bag of driver profiles tactics and race types a melange of little gameplay iterations and configuration tweaks and “Holy crap I’m racing up and down that” moments jammed into a single game To sum up my affection for this best of all Nintendo’s Mario Karts to date in a few words: lavish kaleidoscopic gasp-inducing ingenious exotic balletic and — let’s switch from words to statements — something I’ll be playing for a long long time Not because the basic kart racing’s been rejiggered in some wondrous new Nintendo-fied way It hasn’t Think of it more like a 22-year-old snowball that’s still snowballing a slightly bigger smorgasbord of soothing cartoon-scape tracks and fanciful kart types a collage of all-terrain vehicles (including actual ATVs this time enlarging racer metrics like speed acceleration and handling) some new objects to toss (the cleverest: the piranha plant that snaps up items coins and other racers and the three-use boomerang flower that does damage outgoing and incoming) upside-down anti-grav racing (though since the screen shifts to maintain perspective it doesn’t feel like upside-down racing) more karts and kart parts and unlockables and so forth And then Nintendo whops you upside both retinas with some of the most sublime visuals ever seen in or out of a Nintendo game The ballyhooed new mechanic — antigravity racing your wheels automatically flipping perpendicular to the ground like Doc Brown’s DeLorean during Back to the Future‘s coda — makes the new every-which-way (including upside-down and backwards) tracks feel cooler to course through but that’s about it unless you’re playing cooperatively The novelty here’s that instead of avoiding drivers you’re encouraged to ram them which causes both vehicles to turbo off in different directions But it’s too happenstance as a solo tactic other drivers slamming into you from behind unexpectedly or sliding away at the last minute and wrecking your angle of attack Team up with another player by contrast and it becomes an indispensable tactic the two of you slamming into one another willfully rocketing down the course like a yo-yoing centrifuge The series’ signature element of chance remains: the most skilled players in the world can still wind up losing an otherwise expertly played race thanks to another player’s inopportunely dispatched blue shell And as usual finding the fastest path through a course (and figuring out how to maximize drifting through it) is at least half of winning You can hone your skills learning from the best players by using returning features like Ghost mode (in Time Trials) uploading your own performances as you like And though I wasn’t able to test it (it’s not working yet) the game now supports (modest) editing and uploading of video clips to YouTube a move that only brings it up to par with its rivals but warrants an attaboy nonetheless You can’t talk about Mario Kart 8 the most important game Nintendo’s yet released for its flagship console without thinking about the troubled state of the Wii U Mario Kart 8 alone won’t save the Wii U if indeed the Wii U needs saving That’s the implicit question the kart-riding elephant in all the game’s glittering stadiums water parks shoals harbors mansions and electrodromes No single game has the power to make (or for that matter break) something as multivalent as a platform Mario Kart 8 is wonderful thank goodness but it’s still just one game Nor does the racer best emblematize what the Wii U stands for: playing games with a tablet that’s not a tablet juggling input from disjunct screens that aren’t supposed to feel disjunct (and they definitely seem at odds here — I rarely felt comfortable enough to look down) Sure the Wii U GamePad offers sometimes-complimentary feedback but nothing about its stack of command center feeds tracking racer positions or letting you enable motion control steering on the fly feel essential much less exude halcyon-days-Wii novelty Put it this way: if you have a Wii U it’s the proverbial no-brainer for any sort of player casual to pro If you don’t own a Wii U here’s a reason to buy one with the caveat that the Wii U’s software future looks pretty hazy right now Nintendo’s deluxe 32GB Wii U bundled with Mario Kart 8 runs $330 knocking $30 off the standalone price for the racer so there’s that but it’s still $330 for one game (plus a driving wheel and Wii Remote) and a platform with an uncertain future But it’s also one of the best games Nintendo’s delivered and a reminder that when the company’s firing on all cylinders — even when it’s standing on its own shoulders gameplay-wise — its creative output remains peerless 5 out of 5 Wii U Write to Matt Peckham at [email protected]" which the 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Alicia Keys released a new song "We Gotta Pray" on Wednesday The release follows the grand jurys decision in New York not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner Keys told the New York Times she wrote the song after being moved by the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Garner in New York who both died at the hands of white policemen "We absolutely feel disregarded as human beings" said the 33-year-old singer The three-minute ballad features lyrics such as "Fire in the air what the hell going on Sirens everywhere singing that street song" mixed with images of protesters in New York and Ferguson tear gas and riot police Famous quotes from iconic civil rights activists such as Martin Luther King Jr and Mahatma Gandhi are interspersed throughout the song Keys a New Yorker used Twitter to express what the lyrics mean to her I wrote #WeGottaPray awhile ago yet the lyrics have never meant more to me than during this time ㈻1;㈻1; http://s.tco/AtgoXgzpVx Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) December 4 2014 “We Gotta Pray” is currently at No 6 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Write to Helen Regan at [email protected] generations of Birmingham family women turned out on Monday to see House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rally for female Democratic candidates "It was fabulous a wonderful event" gushes Alanna Birmingham 17 clutching one of the lunchs floral centerpieces a keepsake for her to take home "You could just feel the energy in the room all this beautiful female energy" Birmingham was there with her mother and grandmother in a show of political unity the family hasn’t always enjoyed especially when it comes to Hillary Clintonand they weren’t the only ones Billed as "The Ultimate Womens Power Luncheon" the event raised $14 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from the 820 mostly women in attendance bringing the DCCCs money lead of its GOP counterpart to a whopping $38 million with just two weeks to go before the election The event also featured a set by singer Carole King (including a rendition of "Sweet Seasons" where she changed the lyrics to "Some times you win; sometimes you win" instead of lose) But the 2014 midterms where Dems are expected to lose seats in both chambers and possibly control of the Senate were not the elections on most womens lips at the lunch Cynthia Birmingham Alannas mother was there to show early support for Clintons anticipated 2016 presidential bid in part to make up for not supporting her primary candidacy in 2008 "Im so excited to support Hillary in 2016" she says Birmingham wasnt the only one California Reps Anna Eshoo Zoe Lofgren George Miller and Barbara Leeall close allies of Pelosiwere all in enthusiastic attendance on Monday and all endorsed Obama during the primaries in 2008 Indeed many saw then Speaker Pelosis call in 2008 on super delegates to respect the will of the voters in their home states rather than endorsing the candidate of their choice as one of the nails in the coffin of Clintons candidacy Though Pelosi very carefully never endorsed either candidate in 2008 The event was a healing one for the Birminghams as well Ann Birmingham Alannas grandmother and Cynthias mother-in-law was also in approving attendance happy to see her women kin supporting the candidate shes long adored "I loved and supported Hillary back in 2008 and I will love and support her in 2016" Ann says "I was terribly disappointed when she lost" But all that was forgotten on Monday with Clinton and Pelosi hugging and kissing onstage and united in their common cause to not only elect more women to Congress where women make up less than 20% but to start a womens empowerment movement in politics "When women succeed America succeeds" both womenand the crowdchanted over and over throughout the program "For too many women for too many families they don’t just face ceilings for their dreams" Clinton said referring to the 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling or the 18 million Americans who voted to make her the first female Democratic presidential nominee in 2008 she famously referenced in her concession speech "they feel floor has collapsed beneath their feet" Clinton lavished praise on Pelosis ground-breaking leadership as the first female speaker a post she held from 2006 until Democrats lost the House in 2010 And Pelosi started her speech saying she hoped she would soon be surpassed "I’m frequently introduced as the highest ranking woman in US office; I’d like to give up that title And soon" she told a roaring crowd "If Hillary Clinton mother and grandmother decides to run for president she will win. proven leader at a time when the country most needs that experience. like any dogma.
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