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ISL: Mumbai City FC condemn Delhi Dynamos to their sixth defeat this season

first_imgMumbai City FC came out all guns blazing to condemn Delhi Dynamos to their sixth defeat in the Indian Super League this season. Mumbai turned the match on its head in the second half to beat Delhi 4-2 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi on Monday.Last year, the match between the two sides had produced six goals with Delhi Dynamos winning 5-1. It produced six goals again on Monday but Mumbai had the last laugh this time around.A Souvik Chakraborty own-goal (3rd minute) had given Delhi the lead before Mumbai turned it around in the second half through a Rafael Bastos penalty (49th) and an own goal from Marti Crespi (61st).Gianni Zuiverloon (64th) restored parity for Delhi Dynamos but Raynier Fernandes (69th) and Paulo Machado (80th) put the result beyond any doubt for the visitors.The victory saw Mumbai climb to the fourth spot in the points table while Delhi Dynamos remained rooted to the bottom without a win to their name.It took an own goal from Souvik to put Delhi ahead when a cross from Lallianzuala Chhangte was deflected into the back of the net. They could have doubled the lead in the 17th minute when Chhangte crossed from the left for Nandhakumar but the winger’s shot was aimed skywards.Delhi were lucky to survive midway into the first half when Rafael Bastos’ right footed goal-bound effort was fisted away by goalkeeper Albino Gomes.Mumbai struggled to get a foothold into the game especially in the middle of the park and coach Jorge Costa replaced Milan Singh to bring on Raynier Fernandes.advertisementFor all of Delhi’s possession, they only had one shot on target which was through an own goal.Mumbai started the second half well, though. In the 49th minute, Delhi captain Pritam Kotal was guilty of handling a shot from Bastos. The Brazilian made no mistake from the spot and helped Mumbai make it 1-1.Just at the hour mark, Bastos played a brilliant through-ball for Sougou, but Crespi just about managed to clear the danger.Mumbai took the lead in the 61st minute as Crespi scored an own goal. This was after Paulo Machado’s cross was looped into the far corner by Crespi as a desperate Gomes tried to keep the ball out but to no avail.Three minutes later, Delhi restored parity. Rene Mihelic’s free-kick was headed into the net by Zuiverloon. But it all went downhill for Delhi from then on.Paulo Machado was the tormentor-in-chief as his square ball into the box was brilliantly steered in by Raynier to put Mumbai ahead again in the 69th minute.Mumbai continued their ascendancy and got another goal in the 80th minute. Arnold Issoko broke forward on the right wing before picking out Machado’s lung-bursting run into the box. The Portuguese midfielder turned it in from close-range to put the game to bed.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Smriti Mandhana script India series win over England

first_imgJhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey starred with four wickets apiece while Smriti Mandhana played a superb hand with the bat to steer India to victory over England in the second ODI in Mumbai. The 7-wicket gave India a series win over world champions England. India women had won the first ODI on Friday by 66 runs.With the win, India maintained their series-winning streak against England at home. India first hosted England in 1995/96 and have never lost to England in an ODI series at home. This is India’s sixth series win against England at home.On Monday, England decided to bat first after winning the toss but India’s pacers proved too good for the visitors yet again. England were reduced to 44 for 4 in the 14th over and it was up to Natalie Sciver to try and resurrect the innings. She did get some support from Lauren Winfield but her dismissal in the 28th over meant England had an uphill task ahead.That’s a wrap to the 2nd ODI as #TeamIndia Women beat England Women by 7 wickets (Mithali 47*, Smriti 63, Shikha Pandey 4/18, Jhulan 4/30)They have taken an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three match ODI series #INDWvENGW pic.twitter.com/tiJHj3c2ciBCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) February 25, 2019Sciver battled hard but the other batters were not up to the task. Besides Goswami and Pandey, Poonam Yadav took two wickets to keep England to 161.Mandhana led the chase of 162 with a well compiled half-century – her 15th in ODIs. After losing Jemimah Rodrigues in the second over, Mandhana and Punam Raut shared a 73-run stand before skipper Mithali Raj joined Mandhana to ensure India reached home with plenty to spare.advertisement#TeamIndia opener @mandhana_smriti celebrates as she brings up her 15th ODI half-centuryFollow the game here – https://t.co/PQssc4ELNc pic.twitter.com/R4uO41LQi1BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) February 25, 2019India had lost to England in the final of the 2017 World Cup. This is the second time India have defeated England in a bilatereal ODI series since the World Cup. Overall, this is India’s seventh ODI series win over England.Jhulan Goswami was awarded the player-of-the-match and she conceded that despite having played at the top level for so long, she still gets nervous.”My role was to give early breakthroughs. I was able to hit the right areas and waited for the batters to make mistakes. When you are bowling in the powerplay, you need to have a back up plan. I was just trying to use my experience.”Whenever we win the toss, I ask Mithali to bat first so that I get more time to settle my nerves down. No matter how many years you have played the sport at the top level, the nerves would always be there,” Jhulan said at the post-match presentation.Also Read | We need to have more partnerships, says Mithali RajAlso Read | Mithali Raj backs women’s IPL after World Cup performancelast_img read more

SHERIFF PREDICTS SECURITY TO ALLOW GUNS IN COUNTY COURT BUILDINGS WILL…

first_imgWOODBURY COUNTY SHERIFF DAVE DREW SAYS IT COULD COST WELL OVER A HALF MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR TO IMPLEMENT A NEW COURT FACILITIES SECURITY PLAN THAT ALLOWS THE PUBLIC TO BRING GUNS TO PARTS OF THE WOODBURY COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND OTHER BUILDINGS.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/COURTDREW.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….TRIPLING THAT. ;26THAT ORDER FROM JUDGE DUANE HOFFMEYER CAME AFTER A MAJORITY OF WOODBURY COUNTY SUPERVISORS ASKED THE JUDGE TO REMOVE A COURTHOUSE BAN ON FIREARMS AT COUNTY COURT FACILITIES.SHERIFF DREW SAYS EXTRA SECURITY WILL NOW BE NEEDED IN MORE PLACES THAN THE COURTHOUSE:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/COURTDREW2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..WHERE THEY’RE GOING. :31DREW SAYS IT WILL BE UP TO THE BOARD TO COME UP WITH FUNDING FOR AN ISSUE THAT THEY CREATED:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/COURTDREW3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………VERY WELL. ;19THE SHERIFF IS OFFERING TO MEET WITH THE COUNTY SUPERVISORS BEFORE NEXT TUESDAY’S MEETING TO SEE IF THEY WILL CONSIDER COMPROMISING ON THE ISSUE TO SAVE TAXPAYERS MONEY ON THE SECURITY COSTS.last_img read more

Mason Rudolph Is the Truth

first_imgDaxx Garman couldn’t do that if you gave him the controller and told him you weren’t going to rush.It’s little things like willingly throwing passes away even after extended plays outside of the pocket. Brandon Weeden was the best at that.Little things like staying in the pocket an extra beat so your biggest receiver could create some separation.Little things like understanding the flow of a road game against a MAC team and knowing that you have to answer quickly after Central Michigan takes a lead early in the third.“As the game progressed, we had to put some points up,” Rudolph said. “We try to keep an even keel throughout the game and try to keep ourselves calm. But obviously, when you’re down and you need to score there’s that added urgency.”He would do just that in five plays to take the lead back for good and all but guarantee OSU would head to Austin in late September with a perfect 3-0 record.“I feel like I can do it when the opportunity presents itself when there’s a lane like that,” Rudolph told the Oklahoman about his run. “Not quite Zac Robinson at all, but I’m trying to get it done however I can.”“It was a good thing for offense at that time,” said Mike Gundy. “Biggest play of the game for us. He moved around and made some plays with his legs. That’s such a threat for an offense – when a quarterback can move around.”So it was the QB with the golden arm who made the play of the night with his legs. Again, it’s the little things with him.To be sure, Rudolph has a long way to go before he’s talked about as an elite QB nationally. But with the speed of his progression at the end of last season, I have zero doubt he’ll reach that plateau.“The team did a good job of competing and fighting back against adversity,” said Rudolph (sounding a lot like Gundy). “Obviously, there are a lot of things we can correct, and we will do that. I feel like I didn’t play my best game. I was a little rusty, and so was the offense at times. We’ve got an extended week of preparation. I’m excited to get back to work.”The great ones always are. Thinking about the Oklahoma State-Central Michigan over the weekend was a little like thinking about a $30,000 wedding for your daughter at which your uncle got belligerently drunk and the best man speech looked like it was pulled off of YouTube that morning. In other words, we spent well into the five figures and got excited for six months for THAT?But still, there were bright spots and none more so than No. 2, Mason Rudolph. Yes, he missed passes (too many of them, really) and yes, he made bad decisions but you can tell with the great ones.And Rudolph is going to be a great one. He hasn’t necessarily been great just yet. He was above average against Baylor and good (but not great) against OU, Washington and Central Michigan.AdChoices广告This isn’t about right now, though. This is about the next 40ish games.A 22/32 line for under 300 yards and just one touchdown isn’t going to blow the doors off of anybody’s house, but with Rudolph, in a still-underdeveloped offense (for reasons unbeknownst to me), it’s the little things that make a big difference.Little things like rolling through progressions like a junior or senior — not a four-game sophomore. Watch this.WR1? No.WR2? No.All-world tailback flaring out to the sideline? Check.@pistolsguy Rudolph is def the truth. 2 progressions, spans entire field, finds check down/busted coverage. pic.twitter.com/0i3kAPQ2jl— Adam Lunt (@AdamLunt817) September 4, 2015 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Celtic and Rangers interested in signing Charlton’s Joe Aribo

first_imgTopics Share on Facebook Having begun his career at non-league Staines Town after playing for the Kinetic Academy, Aribo has made significant progress at the Valley but has made it clear he has no intention of signing a contract.The former Charlton forward Ademola Lookman looks like he is on his way out of Everton this summer, with Southampton and RB Leipzig, where he spent last season on loan, leading the race for his signature. The 21-year-old made only three Premier League starts for Everton this season and will be allowed to leave for around £20m.Milan are also thought to be considering reviving their interest in Lookman having seen an approach turned down in January, while Crystal Palace have shown an interest in the player they attempted to sign in 2017. Read more Scottish Premiership Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Rangers Celtic Charlton Athletic Eintracht Frankfurtcenter_img RB Leipzig Share via Email news Massimiliano Allegri to leave Juventus at end of season Celtic and Rangers are among the clubs looking to sign the midfielder Joe Aribo from Charlton when the 22-year-old’s contract expires in the summer .Aribo, who scored 10 goals in League One as Charlton reached the play-offs, was linked with a move to Manchester City this week and has also attracted Southampton, Bournemouth and Eintracht Frankfurt. The German side are understood to be the favourites at this stage, with the player believed to favour a move to a club where he will have realistic playing prospects. Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Education Ministry Embarks on Early-Childhood Master Teachers Programme

first_img The initiative is being jointly undertaken with the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), and the United States Embassy in Jamaica, which is funding the engagement at a cost of approximately US$20,000. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has embarked on a Zone Leader Master Teachers Programme, designed to identify and address leadership challenges at the early-childhood level. The programme was launched at the Caenwood Centre on Arnold Road in Kingston, on Monday (December 2). Story Highlights The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has embarked on a Zone Leader Master Teachers Programme, designed to identify and address leadership challenges at the early-childhood level.The initiative is being jointly undertaken with the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), and the United States Embassy in Jamaica, which is funding the engagement at a cost of approximately US$20,000.The programme was launched at the Caenwood Centre on Arnold Road in Kingston, on Monday (December 2).Education Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said the Programme will address various leadership issues through mentorship, coaching and a range of other best practices, noting that “Jamaica needs to quickly increase the number of quality teachers at the early-childhood level”.While acknowledging that the early-childhood system provides a fairly “good foundation” for advancing the education of the nation’s children, the Minister contended that it “needs a lot of additional strengthening”.This, he contended, is imperative as “the quality of our early childhood sector has a direct relationship with the wider economy”.Against this background, Senator Reid advised that the programme will not only train teachers at the early-childhood level to better master their craft and better educate infants through the Brain Builders programme but also revolutionise the sector.In this regard, the Minister thanked the Embassy for funding the initiative’s implementation.The Embassy’s Counsellor for Public Affairs, Jeremiah Knight, said they are pleased to be a part of the undertaking, noting that “no one can deny the importance of… focusing on this [early-childhood] area of education”.ECC Chair, Trisha Williams-Singh, said the programme is a welcome intervention and milestone, as it will provide peer support for the system’s 10,000-plus practitionerslast_img read more

Nova Scotia Encourages Green Energy Sharing

first_img “Nova Scotians want more green energy,” said Energy Minister Richard Hurlburt. “That’s why we are nearly doubling Nova Scotia’s renewable energy supply by 2013 with wind, tidal and biomass. Hydro power from Lower Churchill Falls represents an opportunity to go even further. “It’s worth exploring if Nova Scotians can buy that power for the right price.” If electricity demand continues to rise, Nova Scotia and other provinces will need to add additional sources of power. Lower Churchill Falls could provide that power, but regional electricity grids will need significant investment to allow its transmission. “To make this project happen, the federal government should give serious consideration to helping build the power grid that can bind our regions together, allowing us to share the tremendous green energy potential of this resource,” said the premier. “Our country as a whole is in need of new sources of power, and we have one right in front of us that is clean, secure, and Canadian.” providing secure, local, renewable energy supply improving environment, health reducing dependence on expensive imported fuels avoiding future emission penalties or taxes cutting emissions beyond 2020 target promoting growth of wind and tidal energy with back-up supply The province welcomes Nova Scotia Power and Emera’s increased interest in buying emission-free power from the proposed Lower Churchill Falls hydro project to bring it to the Maritimes. “Protecting the environment is a key priority for this government,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald. “And Lower Churchill Falls is a major opportunity to help Atlantic provinces contribute to both regional and national climate change goals.” At 2,800 megawatts, the proposed Lower Churchill Falls hydroelectric project would generate enough power for about 1.5 million homes and displace up to 16 megatonnes of greenhouse gas each year. A portion of that energy could help Nova Scotia meet its 2020 deadline for cutting greenhouse-gas levels by 10 per cent below 1990 levels. Other potential benefits include:last_img read more

Pictou County Receives Crime Prevention Funding

first_imgThe Pictou County Municipalities Crime Prevention Association will continue to offer its crime prevention services thanks to $20,000 in pilot funding from the province. Justice Minster Ross Landry made the announcement today, June 7, at the association office. “I applaud the Pictou County Crime Prevention Association for the important work they do,” said Mr. Landry. “This group has managed to bring all municipal crime prevention associations in Pictou County under one umbrella, enhancing the partnerships developed and services offered.” Through community resources, the Pictou County Municipalities Crime Prevention Association promotes and offers free educational programs on topics ranging from bullying to senior safety driving. The programs are offered through partnerships with police agencies in Trenton, Stellarton, Westville, New Glasgow, Pictou and rural Pictou County, and are tailored to the needs of each community. “This government is committed to making life better for families in every region,” said Mr. Landry. “Everyone should feel and be safe at home in Nova Scotia and a crime prevention association such as this one brings us another step closer.” The association was established in October 2006, and consists of a coordinator and 25 volunteers. “Without this funding, we could not continue to educate Pictou County about crime prevention,” said Barb Dewtie, association co-ordinator. “By partnering with the police, we are able to focus on the needs of the communities we serve.”last_img read more

Indigenous patients still waiting for equity in health care system CMA health

first_img(Brian Sinclair died of a treatable bladder infection in 2008 after sitting in a wheelchair in a Winnipeg hospital for 34 hours.)The Canadian PressFirst Nations doctors shared personal stories at a national health summit to demonstrate how Indigenous patients still face racism and unequal access to treatment across the country.Dr. Alika Lafontaine, a Cree and Anishinaabe anesthesiologist, spoke in front of hundreds of health professionals at the Canadian Medical Association inaugural Health Summit in Winnipeg on Monday.“A lot of the issues in Indigenous health actually aren’t unique, they are just magnified,” Lafontaine told the room, pointing to things like trust between patients and doctors, communication and compassion fatigue.“If you look at Indigenous health they are magnified, they are worse than they are in the mainstream system.”The presentation explored ways to advance Indigenous health and health care in Canada.Lafontaine, who lives in Edmonton, said there have been a lot of improvements since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission where survivors shared their experiences in residential schools. He said doctors now recognize that many Indigenous patients have previous trauma that shouldn’t be dismissed.But he added that doctors need to recognize how inherent biases can still affect how a patient is treated.He explained how a family member called him for medical advice complaining of a very specific pain and the doctor knew immediately that it was appendicitis. He sent the relative to the hospital where he was told it was probably just kidney stones.Lafontaine knew the diagnosis was wrong and was able to advocate for his relative, who ended up getting emergency surgery.Lafontaine said the experience shows that it doesn’t matter how successful you are out in the world, “when I put on that hospital gown I’m just another Indian.”The summit was held not far from the hospital where an Indigenous man, Brian Sinclair, died in 2008. An inquest into the 45-year-old man’s death heard how he died of a treatable bladder infection after sitting in a wheelchair for 34 hours.Indigenous patients have had similar experiences across Canada, said panellist Cara Bablitz, a Metis doctor from Edmonton.Bablitz recounted a story from medical school about a friend’s mother, who was Indigenous, had liver failure. The medication the mother was given caused incontinence.“My friend said (to a nurse), ‘Can you please help me change my mom,’ and the nurse said to my friend, ‘She did this to herself, she can sit in it for awhile,”’ Bablitz said.“This was an eye-opening experience that shed light on where we need to go and what we need to do.”Earlier presentations at the summit saw technological advances, including a hologram, that could improve health for Canadians. But the doctors said when it comes to Indigenous health, they are still fighting for equal access to services and funding.“Treaty Peoples aren’t necessarily ‘patients plus,’ despite people’s perceptions. They are usually ‘patients minus.’ What we are really fighting for is ‘patients equal,”’ said Lafontaine in an interview after the panel.Indigenous people must start working together to send a message to all levels of government that they have a right to equal access to health care, he said.“We have to reach out to each other and identify how we can support each other and then we all have to come forward with something we share.”“I think the days of declaring crisis, we have to move pass that. That can’t be the end of it. That’s just the beginning.”last_img read more

Bangladesh sets regional precedent as it joins International Criminal Court

24 March 2010Bangladesh has become the first South Asian country to ratify the pact that established the International Criminal Court (ICC) and gave it a mandate for trying people accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Bangladesh has become the first South Asian country to ratify the pact that established the International Criminal Court (ICC) and gave it a mandate for trying people accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.The Bangladeshi Government ratified the 1998 Rome Statute yesterday, according to a press release issued by the ICC in The Hague, the Dutch city where the permanent, independent court is based.When the statute enters into force for Bangladesh on 1 June, the South Asian country will become the 111th nation worldwide to become a State Party to the ICC. The court was set up in 2002 after the statute took effect that year when it passed a total of 60 ratifications.The court’s President, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, noted that Bangladesh is the first country in its region to join the ICC.“I applaud its decision to join the growing commitment of States to end impunity for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide,” he said.The ICC is currently investigating events in four countries or regions: Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Darfur region of western Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR). read more

Seniors residence owner speaks

The owner of the Quebec seniors’ residence that was destroyed by a fire last week has spoken publicly for the first time.Roch Bernier attended today’s memorial service in the town to offer condolences to the families of the victims. He said now is not the time to say whether he will rebuild the residence.Meanwhile, operations were temporarily stopped this morning because of high winds and blowing snow in the area.On Saturday, police confirmed the fire killed at least 10 people and another 22 remain missing. Quebec’s premier Pauline Marois visited the town today and said changes will be made to prevent future tragedies like this one.Marois says she will wait until the investigation is complete before making any decisions.The cause of the fire is still being investigated. read more

Community closures and cancellations for Tues Jan 29 2019

Here is a list of community closures and cancellations for Tue. Jan. 29, 2019 in the Golden Horseshoe Area.CANCELLATIONS:Milton Community Resource Centre and all child care operated by the MCRC is closed today due to inclement weather.Joseph Brant Wellness House Adult Day Program in Burlington will be closed today.Neighbour to Neighbour Centres will be closed today due to weather.Haldimand Norfolk Senior Support Services says all Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Programs and transportation services are cancelled.All YMCA Child Care Centres throughout Hamilton, Burlington and Brantford are closed.All YWCA non-essential services are cancelled in Hamilton for today.Haldimand County office closures due to inclement weather.Meals on Wheels Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake meal delivery and volunteers have been cancelled for today.Meals On Wheels Thorold-St Catharines has been cancelled.Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton says all clubs are closed. Child care and Early ON child care centres are closed.Community Living Oakville says all day programs and offices are closed.The Reach Out Centre For Kids and The Reach Out Centre For Kids/OntarioEarly Years Centre in Burlington are closed.North Hamilton Community Health Centre is closed.Trinity Christian School in Burlington is closed today due to the weather and road conditions.Niagara Children’s Centre School Authority is closedParkview Children’s Centre will be closed today due to inclement weather.Imagineers Early Learning Centre is closed today.Hamilton Calvin Christian School is closed today.Sunshine daycare will be closed today.All Childventures locations are closed due to inclement weather.Halton Waldorf School in Burlington will be closed today due to inclement weather.Bruno’s School of Hair Design in Hamilton will be closed.Grand Health Academy campuses are closed for today.Kehila Heschel Jewish Community Day School is closed.All Tiny Hoppers in Stoney Creek will be closed today due to inclement weather. read more

Cardinals Fans Shouldnt Panic Just Yet About The Loss of Carson Palmer

The Arizona Cardinals are having an excellent season. At 8-1, they’ve got the NFL’s top record, and they’re fourth in our NFL Elo rankings with the best rating the franchise has had since 1977. In the most recent edition of our Elo-fueled simulations, they had the league’s second-best chance of winning Super Bowl XLIX.But disaster struck the Cardinals on Sunday when Carson Palmer, their starting quarterback (and the recent recipient of a huge contract extension), injured his left knee early in the fourth quarter of the team’s win over the St. Louis Rams. Arizona announced Monday afternoon that Palmer suffered a torn ACL, which ends his season and hands the reins to backup quarterback Drew Stanton.As I wrote last week (when Mark Sanchez assumed the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting QB job), there’s typically a noticeable decline in team performance — about 1.5 wins per 16 games — when a backup has to play. But in that same study, I also found little evidence the degree to which the starter is better than the backup — in terms of their respective career passing efficiency indices before the injury — changes the expected team decline on a case-by-case basis. This was good news for Philly and also would help Arizona, as Stanton’s career Adjusted Net Yards Per Attempt index (ANY/A+) is an abysmal 85 (100 is the NFL average), making him worse than the bottom bound of acceptable performance for a starter.The latter finding doesn’t necessarily mean there’s no difference in ability across the league’s starters and across its backups. More likely, it’s evidence that for the majority of quarterbacks in the NFL, we simply don’t have a large enough sample of past data to know who’s actually good or bad — at least not enough to predict which ones will sustain their performance. Certainly Stanton’s track record tells us next to nothing about how good he is beyond the knowledge he’s a career backup. He’s thrown 280 career passes, but the majority of the damage to his career ANY/A+ was done in 51 horrid attempts for the Detroit Lions five years ago, aside from which his career ANY/A+ is an almost precisely average 99.And amid the worries about whether Arizona can survive without Palmer, it’s also worth remembering that Palmer is one of the few QBs about whom we might have enough evidence to pass real judgment — and that evidence says he’s basically an average starting quarterback. In nearly 5,000 attempts, his career ANY/A+ is 104 — exactly the average ANY/A+ of injured starters who were replaced by backups in the data set I used last week.The odds of Arizona becoming the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home building definitely decreased when Palmer was injured Sunday. But if the Cardinals were going to win the Super Bowl with Palmer as their starter, it would have been more because of their defense than their offense. Either way, this is another reminder that we can’t peg the damage of losing a starting QB any more precisely than when a generic backup takes over for a generic starter — particularly because Palmer’s career numbers say he typifies that generic starter. read more

DeSean Jackson Makes His Teams Better

TeamYearsYear beforeFirst yearLast yearYear after DeSean Jackson makes the offense betterNet yards gained per team passing attempt for DeSean Jackson’s teams, by when he was on the team Net yards per pass attempt counts sacks as pass plays and subtracts those yards from the total passing yards.Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com Pass yards5,53540,772 Net yards/pass play5.636.56 DeSean Jackson may seem like a pedestrian NFL wide receiver — very talented but far from spectacular in an era when wideouts regularly post 100-catch campaigns. Since he came into the NFL in 2008, Jackson is 17th overall in receptions and 15th in touchdown catches.But Jackson, now with Philadelphia, has led the NFL four times in yards per receptions, including last year for the Buccaneers at age 32. That’s more than any other player in NFL history.1Since 1932, when the NFL began keeping individual statistics. And his electrifying speed seems to dramatically enhance his team’s overall passing game. Having Jackson in uniform has boosted the yards per pass play of his teams. And when he’s gone, his former teams have quickly lost these games. That bad news for Tampa Bay, Jackson’s team last year, which had the 23rd best season in the statistic since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.Jackson’s newest quarterback noticed quickly that Jackson’s ability to take the top off the defense by getting behind the secondary makes the rest of the field easier to attack. Defenses have no choice but to play deeper.“(This) takes pressure off all the other guys,” Carson Wentz said. “He’ll open up a lot of things underneath, we truly believe. … He just threatens defenders in a different way.”Still, teams seem to have a hard time reconciling Jackson’s team value with his often underwhelming personal statistics. Since he broke into the league, he’s been on four squads, if you count his two stints with Philadelphia.Jackson’s nomadic career makes it easier to quantify his impact. This effect can be seen at the team level when looking at how they perform during Jackson’s stay there compared with before as well as immediately after he leaves. Tampa Bay2017-186.46.87.7? Philadelphia2008-1366.27.46.7 Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com Yards per pass by when Jackson joined the team Washington2014-165.76.77.66.5 StatWithoutWith Pass attempts8615,478 Jackson’s active-and-inactive effect is even more pronounced than the difference before and after he joined his teams, at 1.03 yards per pass play.Not surprisingly, given the impact of yards per pass play on wins and losses, Jackson’s teams with him inactive are 8-15 (.348 win percentage) compared with 75-76-2 (.497) when he plays.It’s also possible that the effect Jackson seems to be creating for his team is really just a result of his own efficiency. After all, he’s averaged 9.7 yards on the 1,057 passes he’s been thrown in his career, counting incompletions.But last year, Jackson’s ability to threaten defenses deep did seem to significantly benefit his team’s primary receiver. Mike Evans averaged a career-best 11.0 yards every time a pass was thrown his way, a startling 2.4 yards greater than his prior season high (in 2014). And Evans was thrown the ball 138 times, nearly twice as frequently as Jackson (74 targets). For Washington, Jackson’s tight end teammate Vernon Davis (2016) boosted his yards per target by over 3.0 yards from the prior year. And another Washington tight end, Jordan Reed, averaged 7.8 yards per target with Jackson from 2014 to 2016 and since has dropped to just 6.5. During Jackson’s last stint in Philly, Riley Cooper averaged 9.9 yards per target, 10th-best in the league that year. But the next year, without Jackson, that collapsed to 6.1. Cooper has been out of the NFL since 2015.The question now is whetherJackson can be expected to maintain his fleet feet entering his age-33 season. The Eagles sure seem to think so, awarding him a three-year, $27.9 million contract this offseason with more than half the money guaranteed.Jackson’s 18.9 yards per catch in his age-32 season was third-most since the merger (minimum 40 catches). The average age-33 season of the other seven receivers with more than 17.0 yards at age 32 was 53 catches for 769 yards. Two of them, Irving Fryar and Frank Lewis, subsequently made the Pro Bowl. Another, Steve Smith, had two 1,000-yard seasons. But unlike Jackson, none of these other seven receivers led the NFL in yards per reception even once, never mind a record-setting four times.While there’s no way to know for certain the player the Eagles have, there’s little question about what Jackson has been so far in his career. The numbers in Jackson’s last year with his teams are especially noteworthy. Among all teams since 1970 — that’s out of 1,445 team seasons in the period — they rank 57th (2013 Philadelphia), 32nd (2016 Washington) and 23rd (2018 Tampa Bay) in yards per pass play.2Using net yards per attempt, which counts sacks as pass plays and subtracts those yards from the total passing yards. This means each one finished in the 95th percentile or better.Each of Jackson’s teams immediately gained in passing efficiency once he arrived. And both Philadelphia and Washington significantly declined once he left, by nearly 1 yard net per pass play. To put that into context, ranking last year’s teams by that measure, just 0.9 net yards per attempt separated the ninth-ranked Colts (6.7) and the 25th-ranked Lions (5.8). Those teams were 10-6 and 6-10, respectively, which is not surprising given that teams that win the yards-per-pass-play stat by any margin have won about 74 percent of games since the merger, according to my reporting for The Wall Street Journal.Of course, it’s possible that these teams became more prolific at passing coincidentally upon Jackson’s arrival, via coaching, play-calling, quarterback performance or the skills of the team’s other receivers. Jackson has struggled with durability during his career, missing nine games in his first stint with the Eagles, eight with Washington and six with the Buccaneers. So if there is a significant Jackson effect, it should be apparent when looking at his team’s performance when he plays versus when he’s inactive. And it is: The splits on Jackson’s teams when he’s on and off the field read more

Andreea Cristea Woman who plunged into the Thames during the Westminster attack

first_imgRomanian media has named the woman who plunged into the Thames to escape the Westminster terror attacks as 29-year-old architect Andreea Cristea.Eyewitnesses told media they had seen a woman floating face-down in the Thames next to the bridge. She has been identified by RomaniaTV as Ms Cristea, who was on holiday with her fiancé to celebrate his birthday.It is not known whether she was thrown in by the impact of the crash or jumped into the water to avoid the carnage.Police rescued Ms Cristea from the river after the attack, and she is now in a serious condition in hospital.Her partner, engineer Andrei Burnaz, was treated in hospital for a fractured foot.The couple had been walking across the bridge towards the London Eye when the terrorist ploughed a 4×4 car through pedestrians, before getting out and stabbing Pc Keith Palmer to death at the entrance to Parliament.Paul Ciocoiu, a spokesman for Romania’s ministry of foreign affairs, said he believed Ms Cristea had been “hit by a car and then thrown into the Thames”.The pair were on their way to meet a friend, Patrick Tracey, from Derbyshire, who said: ‘They never made it. I phoned and could hear shouts in the background and knew instantly something was wrong. I’m in shock.”A spokesman for the Port of London Authority, which looks after safety on the River Thames, said: “A female member of the public was recovered from the water near Westminster Bridge. She is alive but undergoing urgent medical treatment on a nearby pier. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “We believe she fell from the bridge.”center_img Ms Cristea and her fiancé had reportedly just visited Westminster Abbey and the London Eye before they were injured in the attack. Steve Voake, 55, was walking across the Westminster Bridge towards the South Bank when he saw the aftermath. He said that he had seen a person in the water, as well as at least two bodies lying on the road.”I saw a trainer lying in the road and when I looked more closely I saw that there were a couple of bodies the other side of the road,” he said. “And when I looked over the side there was another body lying in the water with blood all around it.”last_img read more

Reports from over 100 projects in International Minings latest Project News

first_imgInternational Mining’s latest issue brings good news for mines in the Limpopo region as construction begins, on time, at Exxaro’s Grootegeluk mine – a project required to provide over 560 Mt of vital coal to Eskom’s Medupi plant. Elsewhere in Africa Azumah has raised over $11 million capital to push forward exploration at a 1.1 Moz Ghanian gold project. In Indonesia Kangaroo Resources is jumping into coal production with the completion of a multimillion dollar funding agreement.Atlas Iron have already started mining at its Australian Wodgina project and are still running as they plan to quadruple production – gold production appears set to increase too. Integra Mining has upped its own production forecast by 20%, to create over $75 million in the first year, at an Australian gold project. Chalice have taken the last slice of the lucrative Zara gold project from Dragon Mining and Alexis Minerals have confirmed another profitable gold project – one with a greater promising potential for exploration than previously thought.Alexis isn’t the only one reporting unexpectedly high results. Avalon Minerals have been receiving excellent initial findings at a Swedish iron and copper project from samples with over 95% recovery rates. In the meantime, Centaurus Metals is attempting to upgrade its Brazilian iron resources with an extensive diamond drilling program at Itambe.This and much, much, more within the latest project news from around the world.To receive the full 30+ page report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTTON), or contact emma@im-mining.com for a free trial copy.last_img read more

Waterford train station is flooded very flooded

first_imgLAST NIGHT’S HEAVY rain led to flooding around parts of Ireland – and Waterford train station got hit particularly badly.This image, which was tweeted by Irish Rail, shows the full extent of the flooding caused by the downpour.Bus transfers are in place from Waterford to Kilkenny while Irish Rail works to get the station back up and running.Read: Heavy overnight rain leads to flooding, delays>last_img

HD cameras being deployed to ISS will stream live to Earth

first_imgAdmit it, you’ve looked at Google Earth and wished it was a live feed of the Earth from space. What once was a crazy dream, is now looking like an inevitability. As soon as spring 2013, an HD camera will be mounted on the International Space Station (ISS), and it’s going to be beaming a live feed of the Earth back for all to see.The cameras are being built by a Canadian company called UrtheCast. Russian cosmonauts are being trained to mount the devices to the underside of the space station when they are sent up in the coming months. One of the cameras will be fixed in place, and the other will be able to swivel so it can be pointed at specific locations as needed.The images captured by these cameras won’t be incredibly fine, but they should be comparable to most satellite imagery you’ve ever seen. UrtheCast is claiming 3.3ft per pixel, which is about in line with the images on Google Earth. The main difference being that the images from these cameras will be live.The path of the space station is plotted far in advance, so it will be relatively simple to check out where UrtheCast’s cameras will be pointing. The company hopes to make it more straightforward for people to plan events in the path of the cameras. Unlike the scientific imaging cameras already on the ISS, these will be available for a wide variety of uses. In fact, a developer API will be made available so apps can be built using UrtheCast’s pictures.via Popular Sciencelast_img read more

PS4 and Xbox One are almost identical according to Resident Evil creator

first_imgShinji Mikami is a well-known name in the world of gaming having created the Resident Evil series. His name is also associated with Dino Crisis, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Onimusha, Viewtiful Joe, Killer 7, God Hand, Vanquish, and Shadow of the Damned. So he knows what he is talking about when it comes to games and consoles, and speaks from experience.Gamers will be glad to hear that Mikami has worked with both the PS4 and the Xbox One, and his verdict is this: they are almost identical. In fact, they are so close according to Mikami, he doesn’t actually need both for development. Just one will do, and the game is almost guaranteed to run well and look the same on the other.This is good news for gamers because it means cross-platform games should be near identical on both systems. Meaning it doesn’t matter which one you choose to buy if you aren’t going to sit both beneath your TV.In terms of which platform benefits most from such a claim by a well-respected developer, that’s a difficult question to answer. If performance is equal then PS4 comes out ahead due to it being $100 cheaper. But you have to take into account the exclusive games, too.Anyone who wants to play Titanfall is going to have to opt for the Xbox One ( or PC). If you want Kinect then the decision is an easy one, too. But if the games you are looking forward to are mainly cross platform titles, and Kinect really doesn’t do it for you, PS4 is the next-gen machine to opt for.last_img read more

Clark Public Utilities doesnt foresee rate increase

first_imgNumerous utilities around the Pacific Northwest have said they will likely have to charge ratepayers more for electricity due to court-ordered additional spills at federal hydroelectric dams throughout the Columbia River Basin, but Clark Public Utilities said they’re not one of them.“If and when (a rate increase) comes is to be determined,” said the utility’s spokeswoman, Erica Erland.The spills came after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a decision by U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Oregon Michael Simon. In March 2017, Simon ordered more dam spills in the lower Snake and lower Columbia rivers in an effort to improve salmon and steelhead survival as they migrate to the Pacific Ocean.For utilities completely dependent on hydroelectric facilities, the spills at the Lower Snake River and Columbia River dams, which occurred on April 3 and 10, respectively, could mean higher costs; but by exactly how much is still yet to be known.While some utilities say increased spills will force them to pass increased energy costs onto their customers, if and when Clark Public Utilities raises rates it won’t necessarily be due to the spills specifically.“A critical piece in understanding Clark is we truly are unique in utilities, in general, and in public utility districts because we have the River Road Generating Plant,” Erland said. “A lot of smaller PUDs are 100 percent (Bonneville Power Administration)-dependent so they’re much more susceptible to the changes in the system.”last_img read more