Join us at 2:45 p.m. EST on October 10 for a 60-minute webinar on Military Caregiving: Commonalities and Differences Shed Light on Individuality, the first official caregiving webinar of the Military Families Learning Network.Spouses, parents, girlfriends, and those individuals closest to service members are notified when their warrior has become wounded, ill or injured while serving. The lives of these individuals will be changed as they assume the role as caregiver and begin the long road ahead to caring for their wounded warrior.There isn’t a typical military family caregiver, as each is unique, yet there are some commonalities and differences among this exclusive community. A majority of military caregivers are women. Spouses, whose age ranges over 50, care for veterans. Parents, usually 60 years old or younger, are tasked with caring for their son or daughter who were involved in Afghanistan or Iraq conflicts and are suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI).Military caregivers, like many caregiver communities, assume primary care responsibilities because they feel obligated to do so. As they move through their caregiver journey they will experience many challenges and for some they find caregiving rewarding. Join us in this web conference as we explore the commonalities and differences of military caregivers and how professionals can aid these family members in providing effective care for our wounded.PresenterMary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., owner of MBP Consulting, LLC, provides over 25 years’ experience in educating family caregivers. Having both personal and professional caregiving experience has made Dr. Brintnall-Peterson passionate about family caregiving. Mary is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Extension.No registration is required to join the web conference, go to Military Caregiving: Commonalities and Differences Shed Light on Individuality to find connection information and related resources. If you are not on an installation, you may need to install security certificates or use one of the other connection methods.
Kedar Jadhav spent a day with MS Dhoni ahead of India’s Asia Cup final against Bangladesh which will be played in Dubai on Friday. Jadhav shared a picture on social media where he can be seen sitting across the table from Dhoni, enjoying coffee.India had qualified for the final of the Asia Cup after defeating Bangladesh and Pakistan in the Super Four stage. On Tuesday, in their final Super Four match, India tied with Afghanistan in a match where Dhoni returned to lead his country after 696 days.Jadhav has had a decent Asia Cup campaign, picking up four wickets from five matches. He has been the preferred all-rounder in all of India’s matches so far although he would like to do better with the bat in the title clash.READ – MS Dhoni should play domestic cricket: Sunil GavaskarDhoni, on the other hand, has continued to play a significant leadership role, guiding India’s young spinners from behind the wickets. However, the former captain would also want some runs under his belt.India’s cricketers, who spent time in England for three T20Is, three ODIs and five Tests, did not take too long getting used to the heat in Dubai. After struggling in their opening match against Hong Kong, India hammered Pakistan twice and Bangladesh before that epic tie against Afghanistan.READ – India clear favourites against charged-up BangladeshadvertisementWith all their boxes ticked, little wonder then that the Indian players have appeared relaxed. Jadhav and Dhoni were all smiles in their picture and they sat next to what appeared to be some shopping bags.READ- Dhoni captains India for 200th time in one-day internationalsOn Wednesday, India captain Rohit Sharma shared a picture with super fans from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.(Written by Rajarshi Gupta)
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Broadcast: When and where to watch World Cup 2019 live streaming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Here you can find all the details regarding when, where and how to watch Match 31 of the World Cup between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl Cricket, Southamptonadvertisement India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 24, 2019UPDATED: June 24, 2019 12:27 IST Afghanistan will face Bangladesh on June 24 at Southampton (Photo: Reuters)Bangladesh will aim for win to keep their World Cup 2019 hopes alive when they take on Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium on Monday.Bangladesh’s batting has been a revelation in this World Cup and has relied mainly on Shakib al Hasan who is among the top five run-getters of the tournament.After hunting down a target of 322 against West Indies with ease, Bangladesh fought admirably in a 382-run chase against Australia, finishing with an impressive 333/8.After being comprehensively beaten in the first four games, Afghanistan came out with a much improved performance against tournament favourites England and India.Their bowling unit — which was taken for plenty by England as they posted 397/8 – delivered a commanding performance in their next fixture and restricted the famed Indian batting line-up for a below par total of 224.They had a great chance of causing the biggest upset of the ongoing tournament. However, their batters failed to match their bowling performance and barring Mohammad Nabi, none could show the grit and calm as Afghanistan lost a nail-biting encounter by 11 runs against the Men in Blue on Saturday.Thus, Gulbadin Naib would hope that both his batters and bowlers perform well as a unit against Bangladesh which have looked quite convincing in the ongoing tournament.What TV channel and live stream is the World Cup 2019 match Bangladesh vs Afghanistan on?All World Cup 2019 matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream all the games.advertisementWhere will the World Cup 2019 match between Bangladesh vs Afghanistan be played?The World Cup 2019 match West Indies vs New Zealand will be played at the Rose Bowl in Southampton from 3 PM IST on Monday, June 24.Where can I watch the World Cup 2019 match Bangladesh vs Afghanistan live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the World Cup 2019 match Bangladesh vs Afghanistan?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket-world-cup-2019What are the squads for the World Cup 2019 match Bangladesh vs Afghanistan?Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed.Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (Captain), Ikram Ali Khil, Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur RahmanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Sachin Tendulkar urges MS Dhoni to show positive intent while battingAlso Read | Hopefully we can just shut some people up for a while: Mickey Arthur after Pakistan’s win over South AfricaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Afghanistan VS BangladeshFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow live streaming Next
NYK has enhanced its initiatives to mitigate environmental loads through the practical realization of environment-responsive technologies such as solar-powered systems and air-lubrication systems. In 2011, NYK established a team in the company’s Fuel Group to research next-generation fuel alternatives to heavy oil, and looked into building an LNG-fueled vessel with the cooperation of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai and others, based on the results of a survey conducted by the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency. LNG received attention as a possible alternative to heavy oil because LNG does not emit any SOX and produces far less CO2 and NOX compared to heavy oil. In fact, using LNG as a fuel will cut this tugboat’s emissions of CO2 by about 30%, NOX by about 80%, and SOX by 100% compared to using heavy oil.This project will be subsidized by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd. will supply the LNG, and with the support of Tokyo Gas, NYK will make arrangements for a safe LNG supply system.The NYK Group will aggressively continue to encourage initiatives to mitigate environmental loads by vessels.NYK, December 24, 2013 zoom NYK will build a tugboat featuring a dual fuel engine that can be powered by either liquefied natural gas (LNG) or heavy oil. Other than LNG carriers, this tugboat will be the first building in Japan of an LNG-fueled vessel.
zoom Bocimar International NV, CTM (C Transport Holding Ltd), Golden Union Shipping, Golden Ocean Group and STAR BULK CARRIERS have announced the formation of a new joint venture company, Capesize Chartering Ltd. The joining of forces comes as neither of the parties owns, controls or manages sufficient Capesize vessels to provide competitively priced bids and efficient trading in the already highly competitive and fragmented Capesize industry.“The new company will combine and coordinate the chartering services of all the parties. For the customers this represents the benefit of a wider geographic area in which vessels can be made available and with shorter spread between loading dates. For the shipowners the major benefit is achieving a reduction in costs, since always the best positioned vessel can be offered for a fixture of a cargo,” the announcement said.The joint venture is expected to cut ballast voyages and associated running costs. In addition, a reduction of waiting time and time spent in positioning the vessels will benefit the industry as a whole, in the form of reduction of ballast bonuses and demurrage payable by charterers/cargo owners, and a reduction of deviation, waiting time and idle time for the account of the shipowners, the announcement added.“Stabilizing and improving net voyage returns to owners of Capesize vessels at sustainable levels as a result of the contemplated optimization, will enhance the participating shipowners ability to continue to maintain our vessels to the highest standards demanded by the industry, which also will improve our ability to offer to our customers high quality at competitive costs,” the announcement further read.Capesize Chartering is scheduled to commence operations in the second half of February 2015 from the existing offices of each of the five parties involved.
Here’s a recipe for a happy relationship: flowers, chocolate andagreement about legal and financial matters. The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, theLegal Information Society of Nova Scotia and the Senior Citizens’Secretariat combined these ingredients today, Feb. 11, at thelaunch of “And They Lived Happily Ever After…the rights andresponsibilities of common law partners.” “Living common law has become more frequent in all age groups,”said Doreen Paris, chair of the Advisory Council. “People makingthat choice need to think carefully and talk about what theyexpect from their relationships.” The publication was created in response to the many calls NovaScotians, and particularly Nova Scotian women, made to the threesponsoring agencies. “And They Lived Happily Ever After… gives common law partnersinformation about rights and responsibilities in relationships sothey can build strong, stable relationships,” said Maria Franks,executive director, Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia. “Italso lets couples know what their rights and responsibilities areif the relationship ends.” Nova Scotia’s laws define the rights and responsibilities ofmarried couples and of couples who register domesticpartnerships. However, for partners living in a common lawrelationship, the law is not always as clear. People at all stages of life choose to live in common lawrelationships, and Statistics Canada research shows they arechoosing it more often. In the 1981 census, 5.6 per cent offamilies reported living common law. In 2001, that number hadincreased to 14 per cent. “Common law living is a choice that seniors are making more andmore often,” said Valerie White, executive director of the SeniorCitizens’ Secretariat. “Senior citizens who live common law facethe same issues as younger couples. They may also have concernsabout inheritance and entitlement to pensions and otherbenefits.” Seniors who live common law may have been married before and hadtheir relationships end in divorce or widowhood. They may chooseto live common law because they want to preserve their estate fortheir children or they think they would lose certain benefits ifthey remarried. People who choose to live together should discuss issues such astheir expectations about sharing expenses and property. Seniorcouples need to talk about what they want to do about consent tomedical care or about provision for the other partner if onedies. For same-sex couples, the issues are more complicated becausetheir registered domestic partnerships are not recognized byfederal law. These couples need to think about the legalpossibilities of all the situations that can arise over the lifeof their relationship, including the sharing of expenses anddebts, household responsibilities, ownership of property, accessto each other’s employee benefits, responsibilities for children,consent to medical treatment, and drafting of wills. Sometimes couples choose to live together to avoid what they seeas the legal hassles of marriage. In fact, the legal hassles ofliving together can be even more complex if there is no clearagreement about the issues. The Advisory Council on the Status of Women, the Senior Citizens’Secretariat and the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotiarecommend that people considering living together or couples whoalready live common law talk about the legal and financial issuesof the relationship. With legal advice, results of thoseconversations can be put in a cohabitation agreement. Copies of the book are available from the offices of the advisorycouncil, Senior Citizens’ Secretariat and the Legal InformationSociety of Nova Scotia and through public libraries across theprovince. It can also be downloaded from the websites of thethree sponsoring agencies, at www.gov.ns.ca/staw/ ,www.gov.ns.ca/scs , and www.legalinfo.org .
Bengaluru: India’s Chandrayaan-2 continued its voyage to the Moon with the spacecraft’s orbit around the Earth being raised on Friday for the fourth time since its launch last month and all its parameters are normal, space agency ISRO said. The fourth orbit raisingmanoeuvre was performed “successfully today as planned using onboard propulsionsystem for a firing duration of 646 seconds,” the city-headquartered Indian Space Research Organisation said in a statement here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The next orbit raising operation is scheduled onAugust 6. The 3,850-kg three-module Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22 into an eliptical orbit around the Earth with the aim of landing a rover in the uncharted Lunar South Pole on September 7, marking a giant leap in the country’s space programme. The mission, if successful, will make India the fourth country after Russia, the US and China to make a soft landing on the moon. With Friday’s orbit raising, ISRO has completed four of the 15 critical manoeuvres planned by it to take the spacecraft to the moon, which is at a distance of nearly four lakh kms from the Earth, and make the soft landing. The earlier orbit raising manoeuvres were carried out successfully on July 24, 26 and 29.
Ekaterinburg (Russia): Asian silver-medallist Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) advanced to the pre-quarterfinals with a hard-fought win over China’s Chena Zhihao in the World Men’s Boxing Championships here on Sunday. The fifth seeded Indian left his rival with a bloodied face before the judges ruled 3-2 in his favour after an exhausting bout during which both the boxers managed to connect very few impactful punches. Bisht will square off against Finland’s Arslan Khataev in the round of 16. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHowever, there was a disappointment for India in the evening session with Brijesh Yadav (81kg) bowing out in a split 1-4 verdict against Turkey’s Bayram Malkan. The lack of aggressive intent in the first two rounds cost Yadav as his fine comeback in the final round proved too little too late. Bisht, a 26-year-old Indian Air Force man was a quarterfinalist in 2017 Hamburg edition. However, he has entered the ongoing edition as one of the strongest contenders for a medal. On Sunday, he stood out for his pace and endurance indicating a strong run in the marquee event. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterEarlier, second seed and Asian champion Amit Panghal (52kg) and Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg) advanced to the pre-quarterfinals after claiming dominating wins in their respective second-round bouts. The World Championship was meant to be an Olympic qualifier and features the revised eight weight categories (52kg, 57kg, 63kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 91kg, +91kg) earmarked for Tokyo 2020, instead of the traditional 10 divisions. However, the event was stripped of that status after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) lost patience with the long-standing administrative mess in the International Boxing Association (AIBA). The IOC took control of the Olympics qualification process, which will now start next year with the Asian qualifiers in February.
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Newfoundland and Labrador government is overhauling its prisoner segregation policies in a move it says makes the province a national leader on disciplinary segregation.Justice Minister Andrew Parsons says the maximum time in isolation in adult jails will now be 10 days, down from 15, and inmates will be able to earn a shortened stay.The government says it has accepted 18 recommendations from a 2016 Segregation Review Committee report “in principle.”Among the recommendations: That inmates suffering mental-health issues not be placed in segregation; that every effort be made to allow segregated inmates the same activities as other prisoners; and that they get visiting privileges and improved access to health services.Parsons says the change will give staff more disciplinary options, and give inmates better mental-health services and rehabilitation programs.Owen Brophy, the superintendent of prisons, says segregation is stressful for both inmates and staff, and this “progressive change” can help alleviate that stress.“As an organization we must ensure that everyone in our care is treated humanely, with respect and dignity,” Brophy said in a statement.On Sept. 26, the Ontario Human Rights Commission called on the provincial government to ban the use of segregation in its jails for people with mental illness, except in exceptional circumstances. It has filed an application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, alleging the government breached a 2013 settlement that required it to implement major segregation reforms.
The Tavis Smiley Show from PRI will feature a stimulating two-hour roundtable discussion on poverty as the centerpiece of its first new show of the year on January 10, 2014.The roundtable will lay out many important policy issues surrounding poverty and discuss a solution-oriented agenda that includes grass-roots activism. The panelists for the discussion are:• Greg Kaufmann, contributor to The Nation magazine and to BillMoyers.com • Sasha Abramsky, senior fellow at Demos and author of The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives • Jessica Bartholow, legislative advocate for the Western Center on Law and Poverty • Amy Sosa, an unemployed mother of three who is struggling to makes ends meetThe discussion coincides with the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, the informal name of several legislative initiatives proposed by President Lyndon B. Johnson during his State of the Union address on January 8, 1964.The Tavis Smiley Show’s new two-hour format is an extension of the eponymous host’s commitment to conversations of importance to America. The show continues to focus on a wide range of issues including politics, business, health, sports, arts and culture, and will feature a broad spectrum of newsmakers and commentators.“I’m excited about our expanded format,” says Tavis Smiley, “because it allows us to examine important issues, like the growing poverty crisis, in more depth and with a greater focus on what’s happening in neighborhoods all across the country.”Tavis is also launching an exciting new feature called Five Things You Should Know About…, which will debut on The Tavis Smiley Show on January 17. In this regular series of interviews, Tavis will ask experts for their top five tips on a wide range of issues. Listeners will hear advice on everything from navigating the workplace to avoiding Internet scams to keeping heating bills down. Each segment will be linked on Twitter from @TavisSmiley. Five Things You Should Know About… promises to be provocative, funny, enlightening and most of all solutions-oriented.The Tavis Smiley Foundation recently announced ENDING POVERTY: America’s Silent Spaces, a $3 million, four-year national initiative to examine barriers and identify solutions to alleviate poverty in the United States.
Step 8: If no QBs are left, the RB wins. If a QB remains, he wins.Players eliminated: 10Players clinched: 12Players remaining: 0Who it knocks out this year: Nobody.Who it clinches the Heisman for this year: Baker Mayfield, OklahomaThe final step is a little chaotic. First, you check if any quarterbacks are left after pruning down the list based on statistics and team losses. If there’s a QB who survived all of the checkpoints above, that player wins the Heisman. (Congrats to Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma, tonight’s likely winner!) If there is no QB left over, the trophy goes to the running back who cleared all of the statistical benchmarks from Step 7. The one exception: If the remaining QB had fewer than 4,000 passing yards and 40 touchdown passes, and a surviving RB eclipsed 2,200 yards from scrimmage on a team with zero or one losses, the Heisman goes to the running back. (This gets us Reggie Bush over Brady Quinn in 2005 and Derrick Henry over Mayfield in 2015 but preserves Carson Palmer’s win over Larry Johnson in 2002.)12Penn State had 3 losses heading into its bowl game that year. For running backs, you gotta be in peak form to knock off a qualified QB. And that’s all there is to it! It’s just that simple. Follow the eight steps above, and you’re guaranteed to be holding the Heisman on a December night in New York City. (Until something unexpected happens — in which case we’ll tweak the rules to make it fit. Science!) It’s Heisman Trophy time! In advance of the upcoming announcement, we wanted to scientifically determine how the voters choose the winner. Using our combined expertise in analytics — one of us has a Ph.D. in political science (with a focus on complex systems) and the other was a stats consultant for a professional team — we discovered an amazingly simple formula for becoming a Heisman Trophy winner. We couldn’t keep this newfound knowledge to ourselves, so we thought we’d share our findings with all the college football players out there so they can plan accordingly. Step 3: Be on a team that has three or fewer losses.Players eliminated: 21Players remaining: 108Who it knocks out this year: Bryce Love, Stanford; Lamar Jackson, Louisville; Khalil Tate, ArizonaUnfortunately, winning the Heisman isn’t just about individual excellence. The award disproportionately goes to players on the top teams in the country. Since 1998, 32 percent of Heisman winners have been on a team that was undefeated going into its bowl game, and 26 percent were from a team with just one loss. Meanwhile, no player on a team with more than three losses has won the award. That’s bad news for two of this season’s finalists — Stanford’s Bryce Love and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, each of whom plays for a four-loss squad. The good news, Bryce and Lamar, is you can tell your grandkids it wasn’t your fault. Step 7: Meet some not-so-basic statistical thresholds (if you’re an RB).Players eliminated: 15Players remaining: 22Who it knocks out this year: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin; Saquon Barkley, Penn State; Kerryon Johnson, AuburnEven though they do win sometimes, Heisman life is hard for running backs. Because voters want so desperately to give the award to a QB, the statistical bar a ball carrier needs to clear in order to qualify for the award is pretty high. In our sample of seasons since 1998, no RB won the Heisman with fewer than:1,980 yards from scrimmage16 rushing TDsThose are extremely lofty standards that few running backs can match. None of our remaining running backs met those requirements this season,11Bryce Love is currently only 7 yards shy of this requirement and is likely to hit this in his bowl game. But we eliminated him back in Step 3. which leaves us with only one clear Heisman favorite for 2017. Step 5: Meet some basic statistical thresholds (if you’re a QB).Players eliminated: 28Players remaining: 50Who it knocks out this year: Nobody.Although a player’s statistics aren’t perfectly correlated with his chances of winning the Heisman, there is a bare minimum level of output you have to meet in order to seriously contend for the award. For quarterbacks, those numbers are mostly associated with passing (surprise!), but they can be augmented slightly with rushing. No QB left in our sample won the award with worse stats than:30 passing TDs1 rushing TD11 interceptionsThese qualifications cull the list of historical hopefuls considerably, narrowing it down to quarterbacks who were highly productive rather than marginal candidates who survived the previous cuts by being on a good team from a big conference. All of 2017’s remaining QB contenders passed those benchmarks with flying colors, though, so, sadly, this step doesn’t help us zero in on a winner for this year. Step 6: If you’re a QB, have fewer team losses than the other QBs.Players clinched: 1Players eliminated: 12Players remaining: 37Who it knocks out this year: Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State; J.T. Barrett, Ohio StateAs we mentioned earlier, Heisman voters are all about QBs who just win, baby. So at this stage, we reshuffle every signal-caller who hasn’t yet been eliminated and keep only the passer whose team lost the fewest games heading into its bowl (using total touchdowns as the tiebreaker). There is one exception to this rule: If a QB with more losses registered 5,000 or more yards of total offense in a season when no other passer cracked 4,000, that quarterback leapfrogs everyone to win the Heisman.9Obviously. But it’s a rare exception, invoked only once in our sample: When Robert Griffin III (whose Baylor Bears lost three games) got the hardware over Andrew Luck (one loss). Talk about tough Luck.10RGIII’s win here also eliminates RBs Montee Ball, Trent Richardson and LaMichael James Step 4: Run for 15 or more touchdowns (if you’re a QB).Players clinched: 6Players eliminated: 24Players remaining: 78Who it knocks out this year: Nobody.The Heisman loves quarterbacks — they’ve won 14 of the 19 trophies handed out since 1998 — but not always for their passing skills. When a running QB has an especially great season, the voters are quick to show him some love: Of the seven historical QBs with 15 or more rushing TDs (among those we haven’t already eliminated), six — Marcus Mariota, Eric Crouch, Cam Newton, Lamar Jackson, Johnny Manziel and Tim Tebow — ended up winning the Heisman. And the seventh — Kansas State’s Collin Klein — had the bad fortune to produce his season the same year Manziel pulled off the feat with better overall numbers.6Manziel crushed Klein in terms of total offense, with 5,116 yards to 3,561. We’ve avoided the guideline this year, though; no remaining QB on our list came close to 15 scores on the ground, since Lamar Jackson was eliminated in Step 2.7The Heisman world is a harsh world. But the broader life lesson remains: It isn’t about personal accomplishment, it’s about how good you are compared with everyone else.(Note: The statistics we used for historical candidates were through the end of the bowls, which isn’t ideal — but hey, you work with what you’ve got.8You might even call it the ol’ “college football try.” But because we believe in fairness, we prorated this year’s candidates’ stats for an extra game going forward. You’re welcome!) Using the top 10 in the voting each year since 1998,1We chose 1998 as our starting point because that was the first season of the Bowl Championship Series, when college football’s true modern era began. (And not at all because the 1997 Heisman race is difficult to model.) we analyzed 191 Heisman nominees to figure out what tends to separate the winner from the rest. Then, we applied it to this year’s likely hopefuls to see how they’d fare.2Thanks to a 10th place tie last year, we have an odd number in our sample.Here’s our foolproof plan for Heisman glory:(Note: We intentionally jury-rigged some of these rules and thresholds to perfectly explain the past winners in our sample. We know, we know: It’s not exactly statistically kosher for making future “out of sample” predictions — and may or may not violate rules of “basic scientific inference.” But it’s fun! And regardless of our playful cherry-picking, we still might learn something about the selection process along the way, in spite of ourselves.)Step 1: Be a QB or an RB.Players eliminated: 35Players remaining: 156Who it knocks out this year: Ed Oliver, HoustonWe found that only eight positions have ever been among the top 10 nominees for a Heisman, and only two — quarterback and running back — have won since 1998. (The others to make a top 10 all-time are DB, DL, LB, TE and WR,3Which were called “ends” in ye olden days of football. plus exactly one OL.) Voters’ hard-and-fast dedication to QBs and RBs hasn’t always been as rigid; several receivers and tight ends won the award in previous eras, and Charles Woodson won as a defensive player in 1997.4Woodson also returned kicks, though, and occasionally played receiver on offense. But for the most part, you aren’t winning the Heisman unless you’re a QB or an RB, particularly in recent seasons. (Sorry if rushing or passing just isn’t your thing.) Step 2: Be part of a Power Five conference (or Notre Dame).Players eliminated: 27Players remaining: 129Who it knocks out this year: McKenzie Milton, UCF; Rashaad Penny, San Diego StateOf the 11 conferences represented among our 191 players, only five — not coincidentally, the current Power Five conferences of 2017 (so, the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC) — plus Notre Dame5Which is independent but gets the same treatment as a power-conference school, because, well, it’s Notre Dame. were actually home to a Heisman winner. In order to find a Heisman recipient from a non-power conference, you’d have to go back to 1990, when Ty Detmer of Brigham Young (which played in the WAC) took home the award. Although some minor-conference stars have come vaguely close over the past decade — in our sample, Northern Illinois’s Jordan Lynch and Hawaii’s Colt Brennan each finished third — it’s extremely unlikely that one would have a season spectacular enough to offset the voters’ preference for big-program stars.
OFFICIALS SAY THAT a 10-year-old girl has been attacked by a shark off Australia’s east coast.A spokeswoman for the New South Wales state ambulance service says that they received a report the girl was bitten on the wrist by a shark on today off a beach at Lennox Head, 200 kilometers south of Brisbane.Paramedics treated the girl at the scene for a serious injury to her hand and took her to a local hospital. She was in stable condition.Although sharks are common off Australia’s coast, the country averages fewer than two fatal attacks per year. Two men were killed in shark attacks off Australia’s east and west coasts in the space of a week in November last year. They were the only fatalities for 2013.Read: Man gets in fist-fight with shark… and wins >Read: Shark warning in Hawaii after 1,400 tonne treacle spill >
Image: RollingNews.ie Image: RollingNews.ie Thursday 23 Mar 2017, 1:22 PM 6,882 Views Mar 23rd 2017, 1:22 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share3 Tweet Email Gardaí arrest two men wanted over attempted murder of police officers in Derry The PSNI said that two men had been arrested by gardaí under a European Arrest Warrant as part of join operation. https://jrnl.ie/3302755 GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED two men in relation to the attempted murder of two police officers in Derry in 2015.The PSNI said that two men had been arrested by gardaí under a European Arrest Warrant as part of a joint operation.The men (aged 29 and 32) were arrested in Dublin in connection with the attempted murder of two police officers at Eglinton, Derry on 18 June, 2015.In the incident in question, a viable bomb was left under a police officer’s car which was parked outside the home he shared with his wife, who is also a police officer.The bomb was discovered and later defused by army technical officers.Five men were arrested following the incident but all were released without charge.The two men were due to appear this morning before the High Court in Dublin.Comments have been disabled for legal reasonsRead: Gardaí recorded almost one million more breath tests than they actually carried outRead: Man arrested after pulling Luas emergency lever causing injury to passengers By Cormac Fitzgerald Short URL No Comments
San Diego County Regional Airport authority announces funding pact with airlines for transit projects Posted: July 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, July 2, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority announced a 10-year agreement with its airline partners Tuesday to improve transportation access to San Diego International Airport and potentially pave the way for a Metropolitan Transit System trolley route to the airport.The investment pact, totaling more than a half-billion dollars, could eventually fund multiple infrastructure projects to increase transit connections between the city of San Diego and the airport. The agreement includes funding from both the Airport Authority and its associated airlines that serve the San Diego International Airport.The projects, which are not yet approved, could include a multi-modal access road between the city and the airport, which would reduce traffic on Harbor Drive by roughly 45,000 vehicles each day. Harbor Drive is currently the main connection between the city and the airport.The Airport Authority continues to work with the city, MTS, San Diego Association of Governments, Port of San Diego, Caltrans and the North County Transit District to draft potential transit connections. According to the Airport Authority, the reduced congestion on Harbor Drive could allow for the addition of MTS Rapid bus and trolley lines along the street.“This agreement ensures that the Airport Authority will have the means to effectively partner with other regional agencies to improve access to the airport through transportation and transit projects,” said Airport Authority Board Chair April Boling.The agreement includes $350 million to on- and off-airport transit projects that will be completed collaboratively with the Airport Authority’s partner agencies and $165 million for the planned multi-modal corridor. The agreement does not include additional funding for transportation projects from local agencies like SANDAG.According to Boling, the agreement could also support projects in the Airport Development Plan like shuttle service from the Old Town Transit Center, a walking and biking path along Harbor Drive and new amenities at Terminal 1 such as bus shelters and information kiosks. All off-airport projects will require approval by the Federal Aviation Administration.“The airport and the airlines provide significant economic impact for the region and this is just the latest example of that commitment,” said Airport Authority President and CEO Kim Becker. “I sincerely appreciate the airlines’ willingness to participate in this agreement and pre-approve a significant investment in transportation and transit infrastructure.” KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, February 2, 2019:#1) Wilmington Travel Basketball’s Parents Night OutWilmington Travel Basketball is holding its annual Parents Night Out from 8pm to midnight at the Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks (777 South Street). The event will feature live music by DJ Dave Glinner, plus raffles. Tickets can be purchased for $20 each or two for $30. Contact a coach or team representative for tickets.#2) WHS Hockey & Wrestling In ActionThe WHS Girls Varsity Hockey Team hosts Melrose High at noon at Ristuccia, while the WHS Boys Varsity Hockey Team hosts Melrose High at 2pm at Ristutcica. The WHS Varsity Wrestling Team battles multiple schools at a meet at 10am at Reading High.#3) Shawsheen Tech Learn To Swim RegistrationShawsheen Tech will be holding registration for their upcoming Winter Learn to Swim Program. Walk-in sign-ups will be held at the Shawsheen Tech Pool on Saturday, February 2 and Saturday, February 9, from 9:30am-12:30pm, in the pool hallway. The registration form with additional information can be found HERE. Have a question? Contact Aquatics Director at email@example.com.#4) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less! Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.#5) Wilmington Food Pantry OpenThe Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, June 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, January 9, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
The medium term prospects and challenges of non-banking finance companies (NBFC) would differ for different segments, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor R.Gandhi said on Monday.”In my opinion, the prospects for the sector in the medium term are not going to be uniform. Different segments of the sector are poised for different prospects and challenges,” he said at a conference on NBFC sector organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here.He said the NBFC-MFI (micro finance institution) segment would shrink as big 10 of them would convert themselves into small finance banks in the next one year or so.Gandhi said this would provide higher impetus for others in the sector to grow not only because of the space vacated by bigger players but also due to the capital that would be released as those converting to small finance banks will pay off the existing investors as part of capital rejig.”The infrastructure NBFCs will have greater scope in the coming years, both because the economic growth will bring forth new projects and banks, having learnt lessons in the recent past, will have a restrained approach towards such projects.”If the Infra-NBFCs will have their structuring these projects in a careful way, they will have good prospects,” he said.He said NBFCs will have space for market funding or loan funding of big corporate in the medium term as the large exposure regime for the banks would apply by 2018 while the investment companies will have bright prospects as the equity and corporate bond markets expand.On the regulatory front, Gandhi said regulations vary depending the types of NBFCs and this needs to be minimised and a move made towards activity-based regulation.”The regulatory framework, put in place in November 2014, is a first step in this direction. Going forward, we will work towards greater harmonisation of the regulations with a view to reducing the number of NBFC categories,” he said.Nevertheless the RBI considering the developmental needs of the economy will continue to approve new types of NBFCs, Gandhi said.He said the total number of NBFCs have come down from 51,929 in 1997 to 11,769 as on September 30, 2015 whereas the asset size has grown from Rs.75,913 crore as at end March 1998 to Rs. 1,610,729 crore at end September 2015.
Donald Trump, Kim Jong-UnUS president Donald Trump said Saturday that diplomatic efforts with North Korea have consistently failed, adding that “only one thing will work.”Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un, trading insults amid rising tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals.”Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid,” Trump tweeted.It “hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of US negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!”Trump returned to the theme when he appeared on former governor Mike Huckabee’s show on Trinity Broadcasting Network television on Saturday, blaming previous administrations for not having adequately addressed the issue before.This “should have been handled 25 years ago, it should have been handled 10 years ago, it should haven been handled during the Obama administration,” the president said, referring to his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.The US has not ruled out the use of force to compel Pyongyang to halt missile and nuclear tests, and Trump has threatened to destroy the country.The mercurial American president also told journalists at a recent gathering with military leaders to discuss Iran, North Korea and the Islamic State group that the current period “could be the calm before the storm,” declining to clarify his remarks.In recent days, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew home from meeting with top Chinese officials, Trump tweeted that his envoy was “wasting his time” in trying to probe North Korea’s willingness to talk.- Insults and threats -The message came after Tillerson had revealed there were backchannels between US and North Korean officials.Secretary of Defence James Mattis later expressed support for the diplomatic track in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.”The Defense Department supports fully Secretary Tillerson’s efforts to find a diplomatic solution, but remains focused on defense of the United States and our allies,” Mattis said.In his debut speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if it threatens the US or any of its allies, deriding Kim as “Rocket Man” and warning he is on a “suicide mission.”Kim responded by calling Trump a “mentally deranged dotard.”Trump’s administration has also been at the forefront of a drive to impose a series of sanctions against North Korea in response to its sixth nuclear test — the largest yet — and the firing of two missiles over Japan.North Korea’s main economic partner China has signed up to the sanctions, including restrictions on imports, as has Russia.The United States fought a bloody conflict in Korea from 1950-1953 that ultimately ended in stalemate and the continued division of the peninsula after hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops entered on the side of the north, turning it into a war of attrition.A renewed military conflict on the Korean peninsula would come with devastating consequences: in addition to its nuclear weapons, North Korea has a conventional arsenal that could wreak havoc on the South Korean capital Seoul, which is located near the “demilitarized zone” dividing the two countries.
Jose Luis Magana/APHouse Speaker Paul Ryan administers the House oath of office to Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, during a mock ceremony in January. Farenthold reached a private 2015 settlement for $84,000 with his former communications director over sexual harassment allegations.Party leaders played a pivotal role in forcing the resignations of three members of Congress within three days this week, and their work might not be done yet.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., were instrumental in the respective resignations of Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. (Franks announced his resignation was effective Friday after he said his wife was admitted to the hospital.)Two additional congressmen, one Republican and one Democrat, also face allegations of sexual harassment and growing calls to resign, but so far they are resisting those calls.Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, reached a private 2015 settlement for $84,000 with his former communications director over sexual harassment allegations. Politico first reported on the details of the previously private settlement, including that it was paid for by taxpayers. Farenthold denies any wrongdoing, but announced this week that he would reimburse the Treasury out of pocket.The House Ethics Committee announced late Thursday that it was reviving its inquiry into the allegations, citing more information that has been disclosed and a willingness from Farenthold and his former aide to participate in an investigation.Only two of Farenthold’s colleagues, GOP Reps. Barbara Comstock of Virginia and Mia Love of Utah, have so far called for him to resign. The speaker has not called on Farenthold to go but the renewed ethics investigation could affect Republicans’ calculations.Democratic leaders have been swift to condemn Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., and call for his resignation of allegations first reported by BuzzFeed that he sexually harassed a woman who worked on his 2016 campaign and quit over his behavior. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Lujan and Pelosi quickly called for him to resign over the allegations, but Kihuen is pushing back.“I do find it interesting that the DCCC, Leader [Nancy] Pelosi and Chairman Ben Ray Lujan, they knew about these allegations last year,” Kihuen told ABC News. “They looked into them. They didn’t find anything, and they continued investing millions of dollars in my campaign. They went out there and campaigned for me.”Pelosi and Lujan deny that they knew or that any investigation occurred.There is no clear standard for forced resignations, and there are simmering frustrations among conservatives and liberals alike that lawmakers are being tossed overboard without any conclusive evidence to prove that what they did was wrong. It’s further complicated by the argument that some politicians have made — most notably with President Trump in the case of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore — that ultimately the voters should get to decide their fates.Capitol Hill has for years been intolerant to lawmakers accused of any kind of sexually charged bad behavior. Already this year, Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, a social conservative, resigned over extramarital affairs and allegations that he wanted a mistress to have an abortion.While the knee-jerk urge of Congress is to purge lawmakers over sexual impropriety, there is also a long history of lawmakers who have weathered the allegations, won re-election and left on their own terms.For instance, Sen. David Vitter, R-La., admitted to using prostitutes in 2007. He refused to resign and won re-election three years later. He retired on his own terms in 2017. Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais weathered allegations over extramarital affairs and pressuring a woman to have an abortion. He has won re-election three times.Whether or not Farenthold and Kihuen can withstand growing pressure to bow out is an open question on Capitol Hill, and with no clear metric for when a lawmaker should resign, there is fresh pressures on party leaders to be the ones who set the standard.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share
Put a little PikaPika in your step with these adorable new Pikachu shoes coming to you from the minds of Japanese shoe fashion label Esperanza.With the popularity of Pokémon hitting an all-time fever pitch via Nintendo DS games, anime series, and the super viral Pokémon GO app, now seems to be the time for the release of tons of products inspired by the franchise.AdChoices广告Step out in true Pokémon gamer style with the most adorable set of kicks yet, called the Pikachu Collection.A set of 4-inch heels is the signature pair of this collection, featuring a dangling Pikachu tail from the back, and Pikachu ears protruding from the front. ¥12,744, or about $123 USD.For those of us who are heel-challenged, there’s also a flat version of this shoe, much more suited to walking the streets of Tokyo looking for Pokémon. ¥9,612, or about $93 USD.The all-over print flats feature a multitude of grinning Pikachus that will bring a smile to any Pokémon trainer’s face. There are tiny Pikachu tails on the backs of these shoes as well! ¥9,612, or about $93 USD.If red is more your thing, check out the two curious Pikachu faces adorning these flats, with a subtle red Pokéball print covering the shoe. ¥9,612, or about $93 USD.Each pair of adorably bright shoes comes with a signature Pokéball-inspired shoe box, perfect for hiding your horde of Pokéballs.The shoes are available for pre-order with a 10% discount on Esperanza’s site now. They will also all be sold over-the-counter at most Esperanza shoe stores throughout Japan starting in mid-October. The Esperanza store in the famous Shibuya 109 building will also feature a limited time Pikachu photo booth!So who out there is going to spring for these novelty shoes? Gotta be the very best!