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Djokovic, Federer back new ATP Cup men’s team event

first_imgLondon, Nov 16 (AFP) Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have backed a new men’s team competition just a day after the Serbian raised concerns over the timing of the event, which will take place shortly after the revamped Davis Cup.The ATP Cup, announced by the ATP and Tennis Australia on Thursday during the ATP Finals in London, will be played from 2020 across three Australian cities over 10 days in the lead-up to the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, which starts in January.It will offer USD15 million (13.25 million euros) in prize money and up to 750 ATP Rankings points to the winners.”I like that it’s owned by ATP, by the players, and that we have ranking points, and it’s going to be the best way to kickstart the season,” said world number one Djokovic.”More than 90 percent of the time we’re playing as individuals and we don’t have too many team events.” Federer was upbeat about the new event and said the Davis Cup would not suffer.”Clearly if the World Team Cup is going to be held, players will want to play that first week of the year, so you would think it’s going to be exciting,” the Swiss said after reaching the last four of the ATP Finals in London.”The Davis Cup has incredibly rich history. You would think the players are going to play that. From that standpoint, I think there’s not that much change, per se, or more tournaments on the calendar. It just happens that there’s more team events, which I think the players are happy about.”advertisementThe comments from Djokovic, who is president of the ATP player council, were in sharp contrast to views he voiced the previous day, when he said having two similar team tournaments so close together would not be sustainable, also expressing concerns over the length of the tennis season.”I think in the next two years we’ll have both events happening in a very similar format if not the same, six weeks apart,” he said.”I honestly don’t think it’s good for the sport… It will happen that we will have two average events.” – Davis Cup fears -===================A revamped Davis Cup tournament will take place from November 2019, bringing together 18 nations in one place for a week at the end of the season.The Davis Cup is run by the ITF, the governing body of world tennis, while the ATP, which runs the men’s Tour, will stage the ATP Cup.Earlier this week, world number five Alexander Zverev said almost all the top players would skip the Davis Cup.”The Davis Cup has some serious issues to think about, I think,” he said.”One of them is the dates. I think the dates are very important and I think none of the top players will play, except Rafa (Rafael Nadal) because it’s in Spain. I’m very, very sure that a lot of top players will not play. We’ll see how it goes.”The format of the ATP Cup will see nations split into six groups, with eight teams emerging from the round-robin stage to compete in the knockout phase.There will be up to five players in each team, with ties comprising two singles matches and one doubles match. (AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more

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Is Mike Gundy Going to Get a New Contract?

first_imgMike Gundy is paid pretty handsomely to go out and win 8.5 games a year, glad hand with boosters and hire smart people. He might be paid even more handsomely for these activities in 2016.Before we get to that, let’s look at where Gundy’s annual compensation falls nationally. Here’s the top 23 from earlier this year. Gundy is No. 22. Dabo Swinney is No. 26 (!)Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 9.48.07 AMAnd now Bill Haisten on the rumblings in Stillwater.An Oklahoma State source indicates that university officials are considering a new contract for head football coach Mike Gundy.When the 2015 season concluded, four seasons remained on the eight-year contract signed by Gundy before the 2012 season. For established head coaches, the industry standard is a contract of at least five years.This is such a volatile thing. Should Gundy be paid more than Art Briles? Does he deserve that? Maybe not right now, but he did a few years ago and he might three years from now.I’m interested to see how this plays out for Gundy. I would be surprised if something didn’t take place but an entirely new contract rather than just an extension of what he already has would be pretty intriguing. If I’m betting, I have to bet on the extension rather than a whole new deal.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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The big picture: football at home in Park Hill, Sheffield, 1961

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Sheffield If football had come home this weekend, there is a strong argument that it would have pitched up in Sheffield. Three of England’s team grew up in the steel city. Visitors to the S1 Artspace, which reopens in the city’s Park Hill housing estate this month will perhaps see an added poignancy in some of the images on display there.Park Hill was built a few years before England’s only triumph in the World Cup. Along with the neighbouring Hyde Park estate, it represented city council architect JL Womersley’s bold vision of a new era of social housing in Sheffield. The street photographer Roger Mayne documented all of that original hope in his photographs of the first residents of the utopian schemes that followed slum clearance. His camera often dwelt on the common recreation areas of the new brutalist buildings, where invariably an impromptu game of football was in progress. /info/2019/jun/26/observer-picture-archive-sign-up-for-a-weekly-email-from-the-past Nothing of what followed quite matched the “streets in the sky” civic dream that the estates embodied. In an area undone by mass unemployment in the 1970s and 80s, Park Hill became emblematic in the wider imagination of the alienation of large-scale social housing schemes. The exhibition at Artspace pairs Mayne’s photographs with Bill Stephenson’s 1988 pictures of the last residents of Hyde Park before its partial demolition. Even then, despite the deterioration of the fabric of the buildings, Stephenson found a strong community and “did not meet a single resident who wanted to be rehoused, despite the current condition of the flats”.The 30 years of hurt since then have seen many further changes to Park Hill, which was partly abandoned and then became the largest listed building in the country before undergoing a decade of refurbishment, driven by Tom Bloxham’s Urban Splash. The relocation of Artspace is a landmark in that new sense of purpose, and its opening exhibition is, properly, full of might-have-beens.Love Among the Ruins: A Romance of the Near Future runs 20 July-15 September at S1 Artspace, Sheffield Photography Share on Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Messenger featurescenter_img Architecture Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Topics Share on WhatsApp The big picture Share via Email Support The Guardianlast_img read more

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Wednesday 21 Jan #1 – Tour Diary

first_imgGive us a rundown of your day?Today was a relaxing day, where the team was able to sleep in and rest up until 2:30pm. We all gathered at this time for a team meeting to discuss and review what will be going on for the next few days, injury concerns and what needs to be done before game one on Friday. After the meeting we went to Waiwera Hot Springs to relax in the team environment.How is the team shaping up for the 2010 Trans Tasman?The team is looking very sharp and confident for the up coming Trans Tasman. Everyone is excited and looking forward to game one on Friday.What is the Atmosphere like in the team?The Team atmosphere is very special. The team has bonded like no other team I have played in. Being so close makes it easier for us to play together on the field.After a strong performance in the 2009 Trans Tasman series, what can we expect out of you this year?Personally I am just looking to play my role for the team which Bernie has given me. We also have a lot more set up attacking plays and looking forward to running them out on the field.Who is your most annoying team mate to room with? Explain?This is an easy question. Tony Eltakchi is easily the most annoying person to room with. He is always walking around in his g strings listening and dancing to his 1980’s music. My other 2 room mates, Ryan Pollock and Peter Norman are also very annoying.Touch Football Australia would like to thank Ben for answering some questions to give the Touch Football community back home an update of what has been happening on the Tour.last_img read more

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Brew Guru Brings Beer to Your Smartphone

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About 7 of the Best Drink References in Music What’s So Great About the Icelandic Hot Dog? The next time you stare at the sea of square icons littering your smartphone home screen, ask yourself “Where is the beer?”Brew Guru, a new app by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) seeks to answer that question by providing a comprehensive resource for beer nerds. The app is divided into four sections, beginning with the Dashboard. The dashboard pulls in a feed of the latest news from the American Homebrewers Association and organizes deals for members in your area. Those discounts come from breweries, home brew supply stores and pubs.Related Post: There’s An App For That? Bats••t Crazy But Real AppsThe Collections tab is an area for home brewing recipes and resources from the American Homebrewers Association and also Zymurgy magazine. Looking for tips on your next Pale Ale concoction or a faster way to conduct a brew day? This is the place.The Locator section leads you to nearby breweries, bars and home brew shops. In addition to showing retailers in a convenient geographical display, it also sorts them based on any deals that may be available to AHA members. Finally, the Account tab is where you can manage app settings, renew your membership in the American Homebrewers Association or check out your digital membership card. The download for the app itself is free from both the iOS App Store and Google Play. However, after a 14 day trial, access to all of the features requires a membership in the American Homebrewers Association. Joining the AHA also provides entry to exclusive events like the National Homebrew Competition and private Great American Beer Festival sessions, as well as pre-sales for major beer events like SAVOR. Membership also gets you member deals at 1,400 participating locations, pre-publication discounts on beer books, Zymurgy magazine in print and digital formats and much more.Find out more about Brew Guru or other American Homebrewers Association benefits at HomebrewersAssociation.org. The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try)last_img read more

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Broadway Star Rachel York To Headline Crystal River Cruise Voyage Along The Danube

first_imgCrystal Ravel will host the acclaimed singer for September 2019 voyage                 MIAMI, June 20, 2019 – Internationally acclaimed singer and star of stage and screen, Rachel York, will enchant Crystal River Cruises’ guests with her musical talents and engaging personality aboard Crystal Ravel’sSeptember 1, 2019 sailing along the Danube River. During the seven-day voyage, York will treat guests to a special performance and will share experiences from her colorful career during Q&A sessions as part of the company’s popular “Crystal on Broadway” programming. York is also godmother to sister ship Crystal Debussy and performed at her 2018 inauguration. “This region of Europe is overflowing with musical and artistic heritage, which will only be enhanced by Rachel’s incredible talents on board,” said Walter Littlejohn, vice president and managing director of Crystal River Cruises. “As Rachel is part of the Crystal Family, we are thrilled to welcome her back on board and share this intimate musical experience with our guests.” York’s extensive credits include “Head Over Heels,” a musical comedy produced by Gwyneth Paltrow, Jordan Roth and others, and featuring the distinctive hits of the GO-GOs, the first all-female rock band. Her stage portfolio has also included critically acclaimed Broadway turns in “City of Angels,” “Victor/Victoria” with Crystal Serenity godmother Dame Julie Andrews and “Disaster! The Musical.” She has given award-winning performances in “Anything Goes,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Camelot” and “The 101 Dalmatians Musical,” and many others. On screen, she is best known for her roles in “One Fine Day” featuring George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer and the starring role in the Lucille Ball biopic “Lucy.” The voyage sails round-trip from Vienna, exploring Esztergom and Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Krems, Melk and Linz, Austria. During the itinerary, guests can explore the sites and stories pivotal to the region’s history of creative genius. A full-day excursion to Salzburg, a visit to Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace, an exclusive Signature Event at Budapest’s glass-domed Buda Castle courtyard and dozens of other enriching experiences illustrate the romantic and storied legacies. Fares for Crystal Ravel’s September 1, 2019 “Danube Dreams & Discoveries” voyage begin at $3,499 per person when booked by June 30, 2019. The line’s four new river vessels are the river cruising industry’s first and only all-balcony, all-suite, all-butler vessels in Europe, with every category of accommodation positioned above the water line.  All suites feature Panoramic Balcony-Windows™ and walk-in closets and dual vanity in the bathrooms are featured in most categories. All feature private butler service in every room category, king-sized beds, ETRO amenities, robes and slippers, and wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs. Each suite offers Apple® iPad devices that serve as Digital Directories for many guests’ on-board needs, from dry cleaning and butler service to room service and dining reservations, as well as concierge and Crystal Collection inquiries. Additional enticing features include farm-to-table cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries: the elegant Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro cafés and the exclusive Vintage Room; and the Palm Court for entertainment, enrichment presentations and sweeping views of the countryside.  About Crystal Only the world-renowned Crystal Experience offers an unwavering, unparalleled standard of excellence and luxury across four distinct cruising options: Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line; Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line; Crystal Yacht Cruises, offering boutique luxury and bold adventure in the world’s most elite harbors; and Crystal Expedition Cruises, taking Crystal’s acclaimed elegance to the farthest reaches of the world. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 25 years; voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; and won the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for four years (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018). Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the advisors of ASTA.  For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel advisor, call 888.799.2437, or visitwww.crystalcruises.com. Join the hundreds of thousands who subscribe to the Crystal Insider blog, follow Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram, and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises and #WhereLuxuryisPersonal.last_img read more

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Maths Coaches and Specialists to Attend Training Workshop

first_img Renowned Scholastic Professional Development Specialist and Lead PRIME Mathematics Specialist from Singapore, Kelly Lim Kai Ling, will lead a team of local and regional facilitators in the training sessions. Story Highlights They will join 800 primary and early-childhood maths teachers who will be exposed to Best Practices in Mathematics at the workshop, dubbed: ‘Amazing Math Powers… PR1MED for Success’. Some 120 mathematics coaches and specialists assigned to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will participate in a training workshop from August 21 to 24, hosted by Book Merchant Limited at Shortwood Teachers’ College, in Kingston.They will join 800 primary and early-childhood maths teachers who will be exposed to Best Practices in Mathematics at the workshop, dubbed: ‘Amazing Math Powers… PRIMEd for Success’.National Mathematics Coordinator at the Ministry, Dr. Tamika Benjamin, told JIS News that the Ministry fully supports the programme, which is certified by the Jamaica Teaching Council, the agency which is responsible for teacher-training and licensing. She lauded the consistent effort of Book Merchant Limited to support the work of the Ministry.“Last year, they brought two scholastics from Singapore to train principals and teachers, and, this year, they continue to provide opportunities for our maths teachers to be trained,” Dr. Benjamin pointed out.Book Merchant Limited has a long-standing history of investing in the capacity-building of teachers and teaching quality through the provision of professional-development resources and teacher-training programmes.Training and Development Specialist at Book Merchant Limited, Joni Gocool, told JIS News that since 2014, some 2,000 mathematics teachers, coaches and specialists in Jamaica and the Caribbean have benefited from this training initiative.She said the workshop falls under the Scholastic PRIME Mathematics Programme, which is based on a highly successful Singaporean model of teaching. Miss Gocool pointed out that Singapore is leading in both subjects, according to the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study.Renowned Scholastic Professional Development Specialist and Lead PRIME Mathematics Specialist from Singapore, Kelly Lim Kai Ling, will lead a team of local and regional facilitators in the training sessions.Meanwhile, Clinical Psychologist and Life Coach in Jamaica, Dr. Rose Johnson, will present on Emotional Intelligence. She will provide teachers with innovative strategies, which, when utilised, should bring about immediate behavioural change in students.According to Miss Gocool, “a lot of changes are taking place in the education sector right now, as the traditional method of drill and practice is not working”.“We are doing things differently this year, so instead of going into the different schools to conduct training, we brought all the teachers together over the course of four days.We have also opened it up to anyone who is interested in this new method of teaching… they are invited to participate in the workshop,” she said.At the end of the training, the participants will receive joint certification from the Jamaica Teaching Council and Shortwood Teachers’ College. Sponsors for the workshop include NCB Foundation, JN Bank, Maxie Department Store, National Housing Trust (NHT) and Shortwood Teachers’ College.For further information, persons can contact Joni Gocool at 946-0926 or email: trainer@bookmerchant.net. Some 120 mathematics coaches and specialists assigned to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will participate in a training workshop from August 21 to 24, hosted by Book Merchant Limited at Shortwood Teachers’ College, in Kingston.last_img read more

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Editor of longrunning First Nation newspaper victim of federal cuts

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe well-known editor of a long-running First Nation media outlet has been laid off, the victim of federal budget cuts.Maurice Switzer worked for Anishinabek News for 14 years before he was let go this past week. Anishinabek News is operated by the communications unit of the Union of Ontario Indians, an organization that saw its core funding drop for 2014.“He (Switzer) was laid off last week due to business conditions.” wrote UOI spokesperson Marci Becking in an email distributed to freelance writers. “This notice was necessary given the recent fiscal attacks against the (Provincial & Territorial Organizations) by the federal government, cutting core funding for such activities as communications.”Becking says Switzer will continue to work with the Union of Ontario Indians as a contract public educator.Started in 1988, Anishinabek News was originally a newspaper but published its last printed edition in March of 2014. With Switzer’s departure, Marci Becking says she is Anishinabek News’ sole employee.Switzer wasn’t available to comment.last_img read more

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UN experts urge Kenya to repeal discriminatory sections of marriage property act

“It is expected that very few women will be able to demonstrate such a contribution under the new provisions, since few Kenyan women have land title deeds in their own names and even less hold deeds jointly with men,” warned independent expert Frances Raday, who currently heads the UN Working Group on discrimination against women in law and practice. Calling the provisions “serious retrogressive steps” in the protection of women’s equal access to land and property, Ms. Raday stressed in a news release issued by the Geneva-based Working Group, that they are also in violation of Kenya’s international and regional human rights obligations. “They clearly discriminate against Kenyan women and are squarely at odds with equality provisions enshrined in the Kenyan Constitution.” The Act, which came into force on 16 January 2014, could result in many Kenyan women losing access to the lands where they live and farm. Many rural households in Kenya are headed by women, who rely on the land not only to produce food, but also on the income generated by it to access health care services and educational opportunities for themselves and their families. “Women will effectively have no security of tenure, or place to live with their children if their husband leaves them or dies, which will also increase their risk of experiencing violence,” said Ms. Raday, adding: “The passage of the Act will have a detrimental impact on the right to food, the right to adequate housing and the right to an adequate standard of living for Kenyan women, children and communities.” Ms. Raday’s appeal has been endorsed by a host of other UN independent experts, including: Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda; the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter; the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo, and the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik. “We regret the promulgation of this legislation in its current form and urge the Government of Kenya to repeal discriminatory sections of this Act, and to continue with the country’s advances towards full equality between men and women as established in the Kenyan Constitution,” the group of experts stated. According to the new release, the Special Rapporteurs have engaged with the Kenyan Government concerning the provisions of the Act in question, and expressed their readiness to assist the authorities in reviewing and bringing the Act into line with international human rights standards. Special rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back, in an unpaid capacity, on specific human rights themes. read more

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Week in Westminster – week ending Friday 9 May 2014

DOWNLOAD1. New car and bus and coach registrations register strong April performance.2. Reports on better roads and national policy statement on national networks published.3. Growth in orders and output increases optimism.4. Leading STEM organisations offer over 2,000 new jobs and apprenticeships.5. Week ahead.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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LeBron Kyrie And Draymond All Made History In The Cavs Win

Together, LeBron and Kyrie combined for a Game Score of 72.4, the top single-game performance by a duo in the finals since 1984. That means their collective performance topped any by Jordan and Pippen, O’Neal and Bryant, or even James and Wade — and it’s not particularly close. 19925CHIMichael Jordan33.3Scottie Pippen24.557.8 2012Heat @ Thunder228 19934CHIMichael Jordan38.9Horace Grant23.462.3 11989Magic JohnsonLAL1+6.5+1.7+8.3 19904PORClyde Drexler33.9Jerome Kersey26.059.9 1993Suns @ Bulls321 19855LALMagic Johnson29.7James Worthy29.158.8 Source: Basketball-Reference.com 1992Trail Blazers @ Bulls228 When the smoke cleared on Game 5 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving had powered the Cleveland Cavaliers to the seventh-biggest finals upset since 1984,1The earliest year for which Basketball-Reference.com has complete game-level data. according to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings (our favored way to get a snapshot of team quality). 2014Heat @ Spurs224 2003Nets @ Spurs221 2016Cavs @ Warriors526 42015Kyrie IrvingCLE5+4.7-0.8+3.8 51990Dennis RodmanDET1+1.3+2.3+3.6 20165CLELeBron James39.2Kyrie Irving33.272.4 92000Chris MullinIND3+2.4+0.8+3.2 Biggest NBA Finals upsets according to Elo forecast, 1984-2016 Source: Basketball-Reference.com 72016Kevin LoveCLE1+2.2+1.3+3.5 32000Kobe BryantLAL1+3.2+1.2+4.4 81996Nate McMillanSEA2-0.1+3.4+3.2 Dray is the second-best player to miss a finals game since ’84 But we shouldn’t let Golden State’s short-handedness take too much away from LeBron and Kyrie’s twin performances in Game 5. They scored 82 of Cleveland’s 112 points, accounted for 15 more with their assists to other Cavs and chalked up two of the top 22 single-game performances in the NBA Finals since 1984, according to Game Score, John Hollinger’s productivity rating. LeBron in particular dropped the second-best stat line of that entire span, trailing only Tim Duncan’s 2003 dismantling of the New Jersey Nets. 22016Draymond GreenGS1+1.4+3.7+5.1 101991James WorthyLAL1+2.3+0.5+2.9 BPM TALENT RATINGS Among players who played at least one finals game (i.e., those who were not injured earlier in playoffs, etc.)Source: Basketball-Reference.com, Daniel Myers 62015Andrew BogutGS2-1.4+5.0+3.5 20134MIADwyane Wade30.6LeBron James29.660.2 19871LALJames Worthy32.0Magic Johnson30.962.9 YEARPLAYERTEAMGAMES MISSEDOFFENSEDEFENSEOVERALL 19921CHIMichael Jordan36.9Scottie Pippen28.865.7 2001Sixers @ Lakers117% 1984Lakers @ Celtics127 YEARGAMETEAMNAMESCORENAMESCOREDUO SCORE Of course, Elo doesn’t capture that a certain someone was missing from Monday night’s game. Draymond Green, the Warriors’ all-world defender, playmaker and swag leader was suspended for Game 5 after picking up a flagrant foul from a shot at LeBron’s … [groin] area. The suspension was historic in its own right: According to the Box Plus/Minus talent ratings,2Consider these a slightly lower-fi version of ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus ratings, with the benefit that they can be computed going back to the 1970s. We’ve used them here in the past. Green is the second-best player to miss a finals game since 1984. (Magic Johnson’s 1989 absence takes the top spot — by a mile.) So take the magnitude of the Cavs’ Elo upset with a grain of salt. 2015Cavs @ Warriors224 YEARGAMEUPSET ODDS PLAYER 1PLAYER 2 1993Suns @ Bulls523 Top combined average Game Scores for single-game finals duos since 1984 20012LALShaquille O’Neal32.2Kobe Bryant26.158.3 Missing from this picture: the rest of the Cavs. Kevin Love, the team’s purported third banana, scored just 2 points and grabbed three rebounds, alongside four fouls and two turnovers. As a team, the Cavs had 16 turnovers and 22 fouls. That’s why it took both a historic suspension and a historic two-man performance for Cleveland to upset the Warriors and bring the series back to Ohio.Unfortunately for the Cavs, Green won’t be watching from next door in Game 6. And although LeBron and Co. will be at home, where Elo considers them 59 percent favorites to force a climactic Game 7, Cleveland was also the site of a late-game collapse and a double-digit defeat for the host team in Game 4. So the Cavs are not out of the woods yet — they’ve needed to make history to get this far against the defending champs, and to go any further, they’ll likely have to make some more.Check out our NBA Finals predictions. read more

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Parents warned not to allow their children to travel in Ubers alone

The Sunday Telegraph spoke to multiple parents who admitted allowing their underage children to travel in the cars alone using a parent’s account, something which is against the terms and conditions of the app. Drivers are told to check ages by asking for ID, but many are concerned about offending their passengers or losing out on earnings if they have to decline an underage customer.  The taxi app has a worldwide policy which bars under-18s from setting up accounts or riding alone.  Parents have been warned not to allow their children to travel in Uber cars as drivers complain that they are under pressure to pick up unaccompanied children even though it’s against the rules of the app.  James…

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The 5 at 5 Monday

first_img 7,204 Views The 5 at 5: Monday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… By Gráinne Ní Aodha Image: Shutterstock/Oksana Mizina Share1 Tweet Email Mar 25th 2019, 4:55 PM https://jrnl.ie/4560295 Monday 25 Mar 2019, 4:55 PM Image: Shutterstock/Oksana Mizina Short URL EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1.#BREXIT: Theresa May has said that she plans to bring her Brexit deal before the House of Commons this week, despite it not having enough support to pass.2. #DAESH: The Irish government is working to find a way to get an Irish woman with suspected links to terror group IS out of Syria after she told CNN that she wants to come home.3. #CONTROVERSY ROLLS ON: FAI workers represented by Siptu have called for an explanation for why they had to endure pay cuts during a period where former CEO John Delaney reportedly had his rent paid for by the FAI.4. #COURTS: A teenage boy tried to murder a woman he met on social media after suggesting they take a selfie at the water’s edge in Dún Laoghaire, where he knocked her unconscious and lacerated her neck.5. #CITYWEST: A 22-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the fatal shooting of fitness instructor John Gibson more than 18 months ago.Comments are closed as a case is before the courts. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article No Comments last_img read more

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Une punaise deau géante mange une tortue

first_imgUne punaise d’eau géante mange une tortueAppartenant à une espèce déjà connue pour se nourrir de petits vertébrés, une punaise géante de près de 6 centimètres a dévoré… une jeune tortue aquatique, selon l’observation faite par un scientifique japonais, et relatée dans la revue Entomological Science.Avec ses 58 millimètres de longueur, ses puissantes pattes antérieures et son rostre venimeux en forme de trompe, ce spécimen de Kirkaldyia deyrolli – une variété de punaise appartenant à une famille dont les formes géantes atteignent 15 centimètres ! – n’a pas hésité à assaillir et dévorer une tortue juvénile. La scène, observée de nuit dans une rizière à l’ouest de Hyogo (centre du Japon) par le Dr Shin-ya Ohba, n’étonne pas outre-mesure ce scientifique, qui avait déjà filmé cette espèce d’insecte s’attaquant à des serpents pour améliorer son ordinaire, composé de poissons et de grenouilles.Le naturaliste suggère que ces confrontations insectes – reptiles pourraient remettre en question les connaissances antérieures sur la dynamique prédateur-proie dans les habitats d’eau douce. En déclin depuis une quarantaine d’années à cause de la perte d’habitat et de la pollution de l’eau, cet insecte est classé comme espèce menacée par l’Agence japonaise de l’Environnement.Le 28 mai 2011 à 19:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Death by Pokemon Go Popular Game Linked to Traffic Fatalities

first_img Battle Team Rocket in New ‘Pokemon Go’ Update‘Pokemon Sleep’ Puts Pocket Monsters in Your Dreams Within a month of its launch in July 2016, Pokemon Go became a worldwide sensation, praised for promoting physical activity and boosting local business.But the augmented reality game also came with unintended consequences.A new study (sinisterly titled “Death by Pokemon Go”) suggests the popular mobile title is partially to blame for an increase in traffic accidents and fatalities.Two Purdue University economists analyzed thousands of police reports for Tippecanoe County, Ind., during the game’s first 148 days in operation.Krannert School of Management professors Mara Faccio and John McConnell found that folks playing Pokemon Go while driving cost the district somewhere between $5.2 million and $25.5 million.“The great majority of this total is the value of lives lost,” the paper said.Scale up those estimates to nationwide levels, and you’re looking at a $2 billion to $7.3 billion cost across the whole of the US.Faccio and McConnell focused specifically on PokeStops—physical locations (often near public roadways) where users can digitally collect in-game items.And while Pokemon Go is designed to get players off their butts and onto their feet, some lazy folks will inevitably ride to the nearest point of interest. Think of it as drive-thru gaming. Which, in theory, is acceptable. Until you try to pick up Poke Balls from behind the wheel of a moving car.“We find a significant increase in crashes near PokeStops from before to after July 6, 2016,” according to the report, which tipped 134 Pokemon Go-related crashes—a 47 percent increase in total countywide collisions over five months.In response to concerns about gaming-while-driving, developer Niantic added high-speed restrictions (a pop-up message saying “You’re going too fast! Pokemon Go should not be played while driving”). But the update was not rolled out universally, leaving many areas susceptible to related accidents.“On an even sadder note,” the study said, “our analyses indicate that the county would have experienced two fewer traffic fatalities had Pokemon Go not been introduced.”Find out more in the 49-page “Death by Pokemon Go” paper, available to read online. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Some San Diego public facilities closed for Presidents Day

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIt’s Presidents Day, which means there are some closures. Government offices, public buildings in Balboa Park, libraries, and city pools will be closed.Public golf courses, recreational areas, and skate parks will remain open.There will be no service on the vintage trolley downtown loop. MTS will operate on the Saturday while the Sorrento Valley and North County Coasters will offer regular service. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: February 19, 2018 Some San Diego public facilities closed for Presidents Daylast_img read more

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Imperial Beach takes steps toward recreational pot shops

first_img Posted: February 22, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) — Pot has been legal in California for about two months now, and Imperial Beach is finally taking steps toward opening a pot shop.One pot shop only.“We were the highest percentage voting in favor of legalized pot in San Diego County, so we’re moving ahead to legalize marijuana,” said Mayor Serge Dedina of Imperial Beach. “It was very clear our 62-percent voted in favor, so it’s time to decriminalize and offer safe access.”Instead of going big, Imperial Beach is intentionally going small.“We want to make sure we do it right, We start with one and see what happens,” Dedina said. “It’s also going to be very nice, no broken down buildings. It has to be LEED certified and have charging stations for electric cars.”It’s going to be a while. Public comment will happen for 45-days. The one and only store could take more than six months to open.“We’ve had bigger issues to worry about here in Imperial Beach,” the Mayor said. “I’m working to make Imperial Beach the best little beach town on the planet.” Imperial Beach takes steps toward recreational pot shops Updated: 10:46 PMcenter_img Dan Plante February 22, 2018 Dan Plante, last_img read more

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Food booth family has its truck — trashed — back

first_imgAnyone with information about the theft of the Ah Yek family’s property is encouraged to contact the Vancouver Police West precinct at 360-487-7355. Callers outside of business hours can leave voice mail. A frazzled Kristen Ah Yek received some good news from police on Thursday afternoon.While she and her family were scrambling to find enough equipment to run their Kristen’s Sweet Delights food booth at the Vancouver Farmers Market this weekend, authorities had located their truck, which was stolen earlier in the week and had $13,000 worth of restaurant equipment inside.But it wasn’t all good news.Police brought the truck back to Ah Yek’s home in the Carter Park neighborhood and cut open a lock that thieves had placed on the 18-foot Ford box van. As the doors on the retired U-Haul truck opened, Ah Yek thought, “Please say everything’s in there,” she recalled Saturday.“It wasn’t.”It looked as if the truck had been taken on a joy ride. Some of the equipment for her family’s food-booth business was in there, but about $8,000 worth was still missing. Strange items had been left inside the truck, such as a table saw and tools she didn’t recognize, and a framed picture of a little girl.The inside of the truck smelled like some kind of “unhealthy and gross” chemical Ah Yek said she couldn’t identify. Hypodermic needles littered the back of the van. Cigarette butts and beer cans were left in the vehicle’s cab. The thieves had used about three quarters of a tank of gas.last_img read more

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4 child sex victims recovered in Washington

first_imgSEATTLE — The FBI says four child sex exploitation victims were recovered last week in Washington as part of a national operation.In addition, 13 people suspected of exploiting children and related crimes were arrested by child exploitation task forces in the state.The FBI office in Seattle said Monday it was part of the nationwide Operation Cross Country that resulted in 168 recoveries and 281 arrests.last_img

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