The 37-year-old was a free agent following his release by Everton at the end of the season and becomes Eddie Howe’s sixth summer signing. Frenchman Distin offers a wealth of experience having made more than 200 appearances for the Toffees as well as enjoying spells with Manchester City, Portsmouth and Newcastle. Boss Howe told Cherries Player: “I see Sylvain playing a similar role to the one Ian Harte played. “Off the pitch, he is someone the younger players can turn to in times when they need to speak to someone who has seen it and done it. “Ian was invaluable to us in that respect last season and the season before when he had experience in the Championship and no one else had. “Sylvain now takes on that role and on the pitch I still think he has a huge amount to offer. “He still has his athleticism and is technically very good. We are very pleased to have him.” Distin holds the record for the most appearances made by a foreign outfield player in the Premier League, with his current total standing at 457. Sylvain Distin has completed a move to Barclays Premier League new boys Bournemouth on a one-year deal. Press Association
Ray Maota Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleafwas named the most powerful womanon the African continent by Forbes Africa and has now won the Nobel Peace Prize. Tawakkul Karman is an outspoken journalist and human rights activist in her home country of Yemen. Leymah Gbowee was instrumental in the ending of Liberia’s 14-year civil war and is still an advocate for peace. (Images: Nobel Prize) MEDIA CONTACTS • The Nobel Foundation +46 8663 0920 RELATED ARTICLES • Swazi attorney wins Green Nobel Prize • Environmental activist laid to rest • Angolan beauty crowned Miss Universe • Remarkable South African women hailedThree outstanding women from Africa and the Middle East jointly won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for their tireless, non-violent struggle for women’s rights.Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni human rights activist and journalist Tawakkul Karman received the award on 7 October and will share the US$1.5-million (R11-million) prize money that comes with it.The Norwegian Nobel Committee said: “We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society.”The committee’s press release added: “It is the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s hope that the prize to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman will help to bring an end to the suppression of women that still occurs in many countries, and to realise the great potential for democracy and peace that women can represent.”Sirleaf and Gbowee are the second and third African women to win the Nobel prize, while Karman is the first Arab laureate.Wangari Mathaai, the recently deceased Kenyan environmentalist and political activist, was the first woman from the continent to receive the accolade.Africa’s first female head of stateSirleaf became the first democratically elected female president in Africa after the 2005 Liberian presidential elections. She came into power as Liberia’s 14-year civil war was drawing to a close.Liberians go to the polls again on 11 October and Sirleaf is seeking a second term in office.The matriarch of African politics was named the most powerful women on the continent in the recently launched Forbes Africa magazine.Sirleaf said she was pleasantly surprised at the timing of the award but that “it sends a message to the Liberian people that peace must prevail as Liberians go to this critical event”.Opposition parties have been vocal about the Nobel committee awarding her the prize so close to elections. Some even say she doesn’t deserve it after earlier supporting the regime of Charles Taylor, when he toppled Samuel Doe for the presidency of Liberia.Fighter for peaceGbowee was instrumental in the ending of Liberia’s 14-year civil war and is still an advocate for peace.On her return from Norway on 9 October, she was greeted at the airport by supporters waving placards reading “Welcome to the Nobel Peace Prize winner”.The peace activist led women across ethnic and religious divides to a football field in the capital city of Monrovia in 2002. Dressed in white t-shirts, the women fasted and prayed for peace in the country.Under Gbowee’s leadership, the women put pressure on Taylor’s government to reach a ceasefire with the other warring factions in 2003 and they were instrumental in the signing of the Accra Peace Accord.She said: “The prize is for all Liberians and for all women in Africa, from Sierra Leone, Ghana to Togo to Zimbabwe.“Peace is a process, it is not an event and people should not think that six years of democracy are going to deliver all the things that we are looking for. I think right now we are on the right path, we just need to continue on that path and I think everything will fall into place.”‘Arab Spring’ leads to Nobel prizeKarman is an outspoken journalist and human rights activist in her home country of Yemen.She has been an advocate for press freedom, has fought for the release of political prisoners and has voiced her disapproval of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the president of Yemen.Karman said: “The Nobel prize is awarded to the great Yemeni people. The first money that will be returned to the public treasury is the money received from the Nobel Peace Prize.“All the youth and women in Egypt, in Libya, Syria and Yemen, this is a victory for our demand for citizenship and human rights.”
YouTube just announced that it will begin supporting HTML5 video players this evening across many of the videos on the site. The feature isn’t live yet but is expected to be within the next hour or two. If this test goes live site-wide, it will be a good thing for the web.An HTML5 video player will allow videos to be viewed without Adobe’s Flashplayer plug-in, videos will load faster and developers will be able to build all kinds of other intriguing features into a media delivery scheme based on the next version of HTML. For now users will need to sign-up the HTML5 preview on Test Tube and they’ll need to be using either Chrome, Safari or the Chrome frame in IE.The biggest benefit of HTML5 support is that it frees users from the need to use proprietary plug-ins like Flash player or Microsoft’s Silverlight by using a simple bit of code to render video. (Note this caveat regarding the lack of codec consensus, however.) If you’ve used Google’s Chrome much, you’ve probably seen how often Flash player crashes in that browser. Firefox doesn’t deal with Flash well, either.HTML5 is being edited by Ian Hickson of Google and David Hyatt of Apple. Expect to see Google and Apple support this new standard all the more in the future so that those companies and others can build a web that looks more like Gmail on an iPhone than it does like a Flash landing page from the last decade.For more details, see these 3 great HTML5 demonstration videos we highlighted previously.Update: YouTube also just announced a new design of its Flash-based video player and watch pages. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#NYT#web#YouTube A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
No money? No problem. Here are some quick tips on how to market your film on a small budget.Marketing your film is one of the most important aspects of the filmmaking process. Your film can be the most important independent film of the last decade, but without a good marketing strategy, you’re going to hamstring its potential. So, let’s look at some simple and easy ways to market your film on a small budget.1. Create a Marketing Materials PacketYou’re going to need marketing materials. This means you’re going to need to have a concrete brand for the film. Then you’ll want to build your materials from that branding. This includes cover images and profile images for all of your social media platforms, a movie poster for your film, and the imagery for your website and Facebook page.As Charles Judson at Indiewire shows in his piece on marketing materials for film, there are countless small pieces of material that you’ll need. If this is something that you have no experience in doing on your own, try to reach out to a local artist artist.2. Utilize the Internet and Social MediaThe easiest way to build your audience is to use the internet and its main outlets, those being a personal website and social media platforms. First, let’s create a website for your film. For that you’ll want to use WordPress, Squarespace, or Wix. I preferred to use WordPress for my film’s official site, because it gave me the most flexibility.Next, you want to utilize social media and its many platforms. For my film, I use Facebook as the primary launching point, then I use my personal Twitter account as a secondary site to keep content rolling. Find out what works best for you. That could be any combination of platforms including Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, etc.3. Generate Press ReleasesAnother really important way to market your film is to generate a press release. In the press release you want to give all of the most important information about your film in a very small sample size. You also will want to speak about yourself as the director and your past successes or other projects you’ve worked on.Raindance film festival has a great resource on their website that takes you through the step-by-step process of creating a solid press release for your film. Once you have the press release finished you’ll want to send that out to as many media outlets as possible. Also, look for websites or organizations that generate content that’s geared closely to your subject matter. That could be anything from Science Fiction to Civil War History, explore all available options.4. Create a Series of TrailersThe film production process is a long one, and you want to keep your audience engaged. One way to do that is to create a series of trailers. You’ll want to start out with something simple, a short 30-second teaser. It could be as simple as just having some dialogue and a logo reveal. Or you could take a principal character from your film and build a short trailer using footage that probably won’t make it into the film. Just be creative and continue to release trailers as you move through your production process. I would limit yourself to 3-4 trailers.Again, the first trailer or two are just to get your audience interested in the project. Then I would release another trailer once you have a bulk of your principal photography done. Keep it to around one minute long. Finally, when you’re in post-production, create your extended and final trailer. This one can be between a minute and a half to just over two minutes long.5. Get Listed on IMDbIMDb is a great resource. Whether you like it or not, it gives your film some extra credibility when marketing it. To find out how to get your film added to the site, head over to this resource page. Just note that an IMDB Pro membership will cost you $20 a month or $149 for a year. While this can be a steep cost, you are getting some pretty good benefits, such as networking opportunities with millions of other film professionals.Are these marketing quick tips helpful? Do you have some marketing tricks that came in handy for you and your film? Tell us all about it in the comments below.
Mumbai: The rupee appreciated by 32 paise to 71.70 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday amid revival of US-China trade talk hopes and gains in domestic equity market. The rupee on Monday had declined by 36 paise to close below the 72 level against the US currency for the first time in nine months, hit by a ‘flash crash’ in global currencies due to uncertainty over the trade front. At the interbank foreign exchange on Tuesday, the rupee opened at 71.70, registering a rise of 32 paise over its previous close of 72.02. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal The domestic unit pared some gains and was trading at 71.85 against the dollar at 1001 hrs. Forex traders said higher opening in domestic equities and the latest remark by US President Donald Trump on trade talk with China enthused investors. Trump said his trade negotiators had received two “very good calls” from China and it was a sign that China is serious about reaching a deal and that talks would begin soon. “I think we’re going to have a deal, because now we’re dealing on proper terms. They understand and we understand,” Trump said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Market participants, however, said rising crude oil prices and foreign fund outflows weighed on local currency. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net sellers in the capital market, pulling out Rs 752.90 crore on Monday, according to provisional exchange data. The dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, fell 0.08 per cent to 98.00. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, rose 0.51 per cent to trade at USD 59.00 per barrel. Domestic bourses opened on a positive note on Tuesday with benchmark indices Sensex trading 83.20 points higher at 37,577.32 and Nifty up 45.80 points at 11,103.65. The 10-year government bond yield was at 6.44 per cent in morning trade.
It’s usually the site that helps protect those who suspect they’ve been the victim of identity theft, but Equifax says it’s now the victim of a cyber security incident, where hundreds of millions of people around the world may have been exposed.“This is the biggest we’ve ever seen in terms of the depth of the data that was taken,” said Daniel Tobok, cyber security expert and CEO with Cytelligence. “Their security was good, but it should have been excellent. This is pretty scary for consumers.”The large scale breach was discovered on July 29th, but only made public on Thursday. The global company said 143 million Americans along with an unspecified number of people living in Canada and the United Kingdom were affected.Tobok estimates between 12-to14-million Canadians are going to be affected by this breach. He says it isn’t only Equifax customers who were exposed.“Every time you do a transaction, Equifax gets to retain that copy,” he explains. “You don’t even have a choice.”Questions regarding the actions of top Equifax executives are also being raised. Tobok says it’s “extremely suspicious” that three top executives sold shares following the breach.“The three executives who sold a small percentage of their Equifax shares on Tuesday, Aug. 1, and Wednesday, Aug. 2, had no knowledge that an intrusion had occurred at the time they sold their shares,” an Equifax spokesperon tells CityNews in an statement.The company says it acted immediately on the breach, which occurred between mid-May through July. Amongst the information hackers accessed were social security numbers, birthdays, names, drivers licenses and in some cases credit card numbers.There’s still no word on who’s behind the hack, whether it’s politically motivated by a state sponsor or organized crime interested in financial gain.“It probably took them anywhere between eight to nine months to actually get into Equifax and be able to consolidate that information,” Tobok said.Tobok’s Equifax Breach Tips– Monitor your Equifax credit score– Freeze your credit reports– If your S.I.N was stolen, it’s important to file a report with police.– Inform your bank of any suspicious activity: They’ll put special filters to alert them on any suspicious activities.The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada didn’t even know about the breach, saying it only heard about it through media reports.“We have reached out (to Equifax) yesterday to gather more information on the breach and have requested a full report, including details on how Canadians were affected,” a spokesperson said.The agency, whose mission is to protect and promote privacy rights of Canadians has already received complaints related to the breach.In a tweet posted yesterday, New York State Attorney Eric Schneiderman, said he would be launching a formal investigation into the breach.“As a government, we need to keep this organization liable and accountable for their actions,” Tobok said.Saturday afternoon, Equiafax said it found no evidence personal information of consumers had been impacted, but Tobok says the threat is still there.“Even some government ministries don’t have the type of private and sensitive information that Equifax holds on every citizen or record they have,” he said. “I think the chances are pretty slim of finding out who’s actually behind it.”Equifax created this website to keep consumers updated on the cyber security incident.
1987U.S.Tom Watson5.48Scott Simpson0.045.44 Spieth isn’t the first golfer to experience an unceremonious meltdown on Sunday at a major championship; YouTube is littered with the bones of players snatching ignominy from the jaws of victory. That doesn’t make it any less jarring to see a player as good as Spieth, leading by 5 midway through the Masters’ final round, fresh off of one of the greatest seasons at the majors in modern history last year, fall apart in such spectacular fashion. And that he was beaten by Danny Willett, who had just one career top-10 finish at a major before this week, made Spieth’s defeat all the more stunning.In measuring Spieth’s performance in majors last year, I used “major shares,” a statistic that estimates how many majors a player would have been expected to win given his scoring relative to the field average in past majors. Fractional “shares” of wins accumulate over time for good players; the number is nailed right around zero for the also-rans. Going into the Masters, Spieth had 1.48 career major shares,1A few notes, since I tweaked the methodology a bit since last season: Instead of using z-scores, I’m now basing major shares on a player’s strokes above the field average in a tournament. (Research by Daniel Myers shows that converting those to z-scores needlessly adds statistical noise to a player’s rating.) I also listed two versions of major shares last season — one that adjusts for other performances in the field, one that does not — and I’ve averaged those together here. the 10th-most of any active player; Willett, on the other hand, had 0.01 major shares. That difference, 1.47 major shares, was the 17th-biggest disparity in résumés between a major’s third-round leader and the player who eventually overtook him since 1958.2Out of the 139 instances in that span where the leader after three rounds didn’t go on to win the major. In other words, there have been less likely candidates to come from behind, but not many. STROKES GAINED AGAINST FIELD 1997Tiger Woods+3.7+5.8+7.2+4.2+11.5+21.0 1977BritishJack Nicklaus12.50Tom Watson0.8511.65 2010Phil Mickelson+3.9+1.5+5.6+4.9+10.5+16.0 1985Bernhard Langer+1.2-1.3+6.0+4.8+10.8+10.6 STROKES GAINED AGAINST FIELD 1978PGATom Watson1.78John Mahaffey0.531.25 YEARPLAYERR1R2R3R4WEEKENDTOTAL 1978Gary Player+1.2-0.4+3.1+8.2+11.3+12.1 YEARPLAYERR1R2R3R4WEEKENDTOTAL Considering Spieth’s immense potential, the difference between the two golfers would likely have been even higher if Willett had pulled this upset later in Spieth’s career. Spieth is no Tiger Woods, but before Sunday, he’d developed a reputation for steadiness, particularly in majors. After he birdied the ninth hole on Sunday to go up 5 strokes, a third major — and second Green Jacket — in the span of 12 months seemed imminent. (Ken Pomeroy — who maintains a golf win probability feed on Twitter in addition to his indispensable college basketball stats site — gave Spieth a 92 percent chance of winning at that point.) Then, a pair of bogeys to give a few strokes back. Then, quadruple-bogey.But epic collapses such as Spieth’s are often accompanied by incredible comebacks. And for all the water-cooler chatter about Spieth’s disastrous final trip through Augusta’s back nine, Willett also had to play tremendous golf over the weekend, particularly on Sunday. In the final 36 holes of the tournament, Willett outplayed the field average by 9.4 strokes, the ninth-best weekend enjoyed by any Masters winner since 1958. And 5.7 of those strokes were gained against the field in Round 4 alone, representing the eighth-best final round performance by a winner since ’58. 2016Danny Willett+2.3-0.3+3.7+5.7+9.4+11.5 1995U.S.Greg Norman3.23Corey Pavin0.242.99 1989MastersBen Crenshaw2.09Nick Faldo0.851.24 2009PGATiger Woods10.85Y.E. Yang0.0010.85 2011Charl Schwartzel+2.0-0.5+4.1+5.7+9.8+11.3 2013U.S.Phil Mickelson4.58Justin Rose0.244.34 1994Jose Maria Olazabal-0.8+5.0+5.4+4.9+10.3+14.5 2008BritishGreg Norman3.45P. Harrington0.343.12 1995Ben Crenshaw+0.7+3.5+2.3+5.3+7.7+11.9 1986Jack Nicklaus-0.6+1.3+2.0+7.0+9.0+9.7 1965Jack Nicklaus+4.1+2.9+9.1+4.6+13.7+20.7 YEARMAJORPLAYERMAJOR SHARESPLAYERMAJOR SHARESDIFF 2016MastersJordan Spieth1.48Danny Willett0.011.47 LEADER THROUGH 3 RDSEVENTUAL WINNER SourceS: ESPN, Yahoo 1990MastersRaymond Floyd2.66Nick Faldo1.051.61 Best weekend performances at Augusta, 1958-2016 2016Danny Willett+2.3-0.3+3.7+5.7+9.4+11.5 1959Art Wall+0.8-1.6+1.8+7.4+9.2+8.4 1990Nick Faldo+1.1+0.9+6.6+4.2+10.8+12.8 1971MastersJack Nicklaus7.29Charles Coody0.097.20 1967Gay Brewer+0.6+5.1+1.7+7.2+8.9+14.6 1996Nick Faldo+2.1+4.8+0.8+6.7+7.5+14.3 1993PGAGreg Norman2.92Paul Azinger0.482.43 1973Tommy Aaron+6.0-0.5+0.2+6.1+6.3+11.8 Biggest major upsets since 1958 Few sports offer as much potential for dramatic, heartbreaking collapse as golf. Jordan Spieth learned as much on Sunday: 2009BritishTom Watson5.98Stewart Cink0.375.61 1984BritishTom Watson5.33Seve Ballesteros2.053.28 1989Nick Faldo+5.3+1.3-2.9+6.7+3.8+10.3 1985MastersRaymond Floyd2.22Bernhard Langer0.251.97 1987MastersBen Crenshaw1.84Larry Mize0.021.81 1983U.S.Tom Watson4.44Larry Nelson0.703.73 1986PGAGreg Norman1.60Bob Tway0.021.58 1978Gary Player+1.2-0.4+3.1+8.2+11.3+12.1 2005Tiger Woods-1.2+6.2+7.2+2.2+9.4+14.4 2006U.S.Phil Mickelson3.45Geoff Ogilvy0.033.43 2011Charl Schwartzel+2.0-0.5+4.1+5.7+9.8+11.3 2012U.S.Jim Furyk1.25Webb Simpson0.001.25 Best Sundays at Augusta, 1958-2016 The quality (or lack thereof) with which Spieth hit the ball at the 12th hole was shocking, but Willett’s weekend charge was also pretty historic. It took a combination of the two to generate a Green Jacket ceremony this awkward:
On Wednesday, July 4th the Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race will kick off its annual festivities. Organized by the Atlanta Track Club, the event attracts runners of all ages from around Georgia to enjoy the scenic city course and festive atmosphere. The road race was originated in 1970 and has been a Fourth of July tradition ever since.The famed road race starts in Buckhead near Lenox Square Mall and ends in Piedmont Park. The wheelchair race begins at 6:45 a.m. while the footrace begins at 7:30 a.m.Registration for the event is closed, and organizers suggest that all event participants and spectators take MARTA, which will begin running at 5 a.m. on race day.The course starts at Lenox Square and travels down Peachtree to 10th Street in Midtown and finishes on 10th Street just outside of Piedmont Park.
Watch the fight that changed the late Ken Norton‘s life. On March 1, 1973, Norton shocked the world when he fought the champion, Muhammad Ali for 12 rounds, leaving him with a bloody, shattered jaw.“I was taking out the mouthpiece and there was more and more blood on it. My bucket with the water and ice in it became red. In every other fight, between rounds, I’d take the mouthpiece out and put it in the bucket and there was just slobber on it. But here, after each round, I had to shake the mouthpiece to get all the blood out of it into the water.”Nobody expected Norton to be a worthy opponent for Ali, but by the end of the sixth round, it was clear that Norton not only was winning: he had seriously injured the champ.After wiring Ali’s jaw shut, Dr. Gary Manchester told the media, “It was a very bad break. The bone which was broken had three or four jagged edges. The edges kept poking into his mouth. He had so much pain during the fight that he’s totally exhausted right now.”
The 1997-98 NBA season had little in common with today’s league. There were teams in Vancouver and Seattle; the Warriors were lousy and won only 19 games; and the Utah Jazz shared the NBA’s best record while hitting just 3 threes per game. But the one thing that was the same then and has never changed: The Spurs won at least 50 games.San Antonio’s regular-season success has been so consistent, we’ve all largely come to assume it over time. The only year the Spurs didn’t win at least 50 games in the past 20 seasons was 1998-99, when there were only 50 games total because of a lockout: San Antonio won 37 games and the NBA title. And given the club’s relative roster stability this summer after last year’s 61-win campaign — one in which a legitimate superstar was born — it would seem prudent to expect another such year from the team in silver and black.But if there’s ever been a season to wonder whether the Spurs are due for a real regression toward normalcy, this may be the one.Player health could loom larger than usual this year for San Antonio. The team will begin the regular season without Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard, who was held out of the preseason and now will miss at least the season opener because of a right-quad injury sustained last season. A lack of athleticism on both ends of the floor, particularly if Leonard is forced to miss significant time, figures to stand out more this season than it did last year after a couple of free-agent defections.And it’s unclear how much longer the Spurs can keep finding moderate success with players who, at least in some ways, seem to go against the grain of the analytics movement that the club has been at the forefront of.Heading into the start of this season, FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions1These are compiled by mixing team and individual-player ELO ratings. peg the Spurs at exactly 50 wins — tied for fourth with Minnesota, an up-and-coming team that may have its own growing pains, and just one game ahead of the Denver Nuggets, who are estimated to finish No. 6 out West. Only the Atlanta Hawks (projected to have 17 fewer wins) and Chicago Bulls (-14) — teams that started the rebuilding process this summer — are projected to have steeper drop-offs than San Antonio’s 11-game decrease. And if anything goes wrong for them, the Spurs could easily miss that 50-win mark.Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has never been shy about resting his best players. But being down two starters to begin a season would be navigating uncharted territory. (No public timeline for a return has been set for Leonard.) As such, longtime Spur Manu Ginobili acknowledged that San Antonio might be a bit slower out of the gate this season while teammates try to develop a rhythm without two key players. “We are not going to start full-throttle,” he said. “We’re not going to start as ready to compete as in previous years. But we’ll figure it out.”The Spurs will have to learn how to create offense without two or three of their most aggressive scorers from last season. Parker, Leonard and Jonathon Simmons, who’s since joined the Orlando Magic, accounted for a whopping 68 percent of the team’s drives to the basket on a per-game basis.2Ginobili had the fourth-highest rate among Spurs’ regulars, at just 2.6 drives per contest. If both Parker and Leonard are simultaneously forced to miss considerable action, it would put a strain on their teammates, who, despite boasting some of the best 3-point shooting in the league, aren’t necessarily the best shot creators.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/spursawry.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/greendrive.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.There’s also the question of whether some of San Antonio’s players are meant to play specific roles — ones that only work with teammates who accentuate their best attributes. Patty Mills, who had largely perfected his gig off the bench, is the best example here. Mills is a dangerous spot-up shooter off the bench, but he hasn’t proven capable of truly running an offense himself for more than a minute or two at a time.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/millsstripped.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Part of what sets Mills apart is the frenetic pace at which he plays. He ranked among the NBA’s top-five players in terms of how fast he moves around the court in each of the past four seasons. Yet the energy it takes to play as fast as Mills does — he basically plays a high-speed version of the playground game Tag in order to get open shots — can only be provided in spurts.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/millsexhausted.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Because of how deep the Spurs have historically been, spurts were generally all they needed from Mills. But with Parker out another month or two, that will change this season.To be totally clear: None of this is to suggest that the Spurs won’t be a good team this year. They just may not be Spurs good. If there’s a team that can overcome these sorts of flaws, it’s one coached by Popovich, who regularly motivates his teams not only to play above their heads but also to adapt from year to year to the ever-changing NBA. (FiveThirtyEight’s preseason forecast had the Spurs winning 52 games last season; they blew that out of the water, winning 61 games.)The vast majority of their league-best defense is still intact. And the team’s basketball IQ — for example, its ability to know exactly who to leave open, evidenced by its league-best defense against corner threes — is uncanny, sometimes making up for what the Spurs lack in athleticism. While the Spurs didn’t land Chris Paul this summer, convincing Rudy Gay to sign on was a coup — he’s someone who can help fill in for Leonard if need be and reasonably match up as a small-ball power forward against teams like the Warriors and Cavaliers.The Gay signing fit a recent trend for the Spurs, one that both explains how they’ve remained contenders and illustrates what could end up making them mortal again at some point: San Antonio has developed a knack for picking up players who aren’t necessarily a perfect analytical fit based on where the league is headed.LaMarcus Aldridge, for instance, joined the Spurs in 2015, right after he’d fired up a league-high 11.1 shots per game from midrange — a look today that’s widely considered to be the most inefficient shot on the floor. Upon leaving the Trail Blazers, he said he didn’t want to play center exclusively, even as scores of power forwards have made that shift in light of the small-ball movement. Yet the Spurs got considerable mileage out of him despite his inefficiencies and did so by playing him often at the center position. A year later, they added Pau Gasol, who also seemed a dubious fit because of his lack of defensive mobility. But San Antonio, which deserves credit for allowing Gasol to let it fly from 3-point range, also managed to withstand his defensive shortcomings as the team logged the league’s best defense last season. (The Spurs surprisingly gave the 37-year-old Gasol a new three-year, $48 million contract this past summer.)Gay fits better than either Gasol or Aldridge did, both in terms of his contract and his playing style. But it’s also not clear yet whether he’ll be himself, given that he’s coming off an Achilles tear. He played well the past few years but did so for losing teams out in Sacramento. Before that, the analytics friendly Grizzlies and Raptors both dealt him away and then immediately saw their on-court product improve.The Gay signing is the type of head-scratcher that the Spurs have proved their doubters wrong about in the past. But at some point, going against the grain will stop working for the Spurs. And between those gambles and the injuries to Leonard and Parker, there may finally be enough loose strings to bring San Antonio’s amazing 20-year run to an end. After all, no team — not even the Spurs themselves — can be Spurs-level good forever.Check out our latest NBA predictions.
would be staying with the Buckeyes for at least another season, it now appears as though the pic.twitter.com/lND6uVLO1v— Malik Hooker (@MalikHooker24) January 2, 2017 Although Ohio State redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker made a statement this season he eligibility. The 2017 NFL draft is scheduled for April 27 in Philadelphia. Hooker could draw major attention from teams needing safety help, after the Pennsylvania native drew comparisons to NFL greats Sean Taylor and Ed Reed. The Reed comparison, which came from OSU co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano after Hooker returned three of his six interceptions for touchdowns before picking up another pick on Saturday. All-Big Ten selection has had a change of heart, deciding to forgo his final two years of college On Monday, Hooker took to Twitter to reverse his previous statement, thanking Buckeye Nation for his time with OSU. Although many draft eligible players from the Buckeyes refrained from making any statements on their draft intentions following OSU’s 31-0 loss, Hooker’s change of heart comes less than two days after Urban Meyer and company were shutout in the College Football Playoff semifinal. to grown into a man,” Hooker said in the statement. “I can’t thank my OSU family enough for taking in a small town kid like myself and allowing me Against Clemson, Hooker was a bright spot in a disappointing team performance. He finished the game with seven tackles, a half tackle for loss, and a highlight reel interception in the endzone. OSU redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker (24) returns an interception during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo Editor pic.twitter.com/lpi34QAzHN— Malik Hooker (@MalikHooker24) January 2, 2017
Liverpool have announced the completion of the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City on a “long-term contract”.For a long time, Liverpool has had the Switzerland international as their target and after medical he signed a five-year deal which will keep him at Anfield until 2023 for a fee that is around £13m.“I’m very happy to be here. It’s a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach. So I’m really glad and happy to be here,” Shaqiri told the club’s official website.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“As a player, you always want to be on the biggest stage in football. A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn’t happen. I’m really happy that now I’m finally here. I want to improve myself too, I want to be with the best and I want to win titles. That’s what I’m here for.”The 26-year-old was among Stoke side that went through relegation from the Premier League last season and made 92 appearances for the Potters during his three-year stay.Shaqiri now becomes Liverpool’s third summer signing, after Naby Keita and Fabinho.
Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter March 5, 2019 Posted: March 5, 2019 Sasha Foo Police search for husband of City Heights woman as “person of interest” 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego police are still looking for leads in the killing of a City Heights woman.On Monday, 36 year old Muna Kuri was found dead in the apartment she shared with her husband. Detectives said her husband is wanted for questioning.Kuri’s body was found by a younger sister on Monday morning, after Muna failed to answer their phone calls the day before.Born in Somalia, Kuri and her family immigrated to United States from Kenya in 2000. She was one of nine sisters. Amiina Salad said her older sister Muna was “funny, loud, and she forgives a lot.”Police said they are investigating Kuri’s death as a homicide and they described her husband, 45 year old Abdiaziz Kerow as a “person of interest.” Police said they have not been able to locate him for questioning.Salad said she would ask her sister’s husband to stop “being a coward.” “Stand in front of us, all of her sisters and you know, that ego you talk about, come show it. Come show us that you killed Tota (Muna’s nickname) today, if you’re man enough and you’re not running away.”In the City Heights neighborhood where the couple lived, the news of Kuri’s death came as a shock. The Somali woman was well known and operated a day care business that served many parents in the Somali community.Ahmed Olad who was a friend of the victim said that Kuri was almost like a second parent to the children. Ismail Nur runs a clothing store in City Heights where Muna Kuri often shopped. He said the news of her killing was so disturbing that he and other cried. Nur said he also closed his business early.Council member Georgette Gomez who represents the City Heights neighborhood said she supports the Somali community and wants to serve as a resource. She said she supports a full investigation into Kuri’s death.Anyone with information about the incident should call the police department’s homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Sasha Foo,
Funding for nine federal agencies expired Saturday. Among those area the Department of Transportation, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Homeland Security, Interior and Agriculture. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Today marks the first full business day after several government departments and agencies closed up over the weekend due to a partial government shutdown. According to the latest estimates from the Alaska Department of Labor, approximately 14,500, which is about 5 percent, of Alaska’s 312,800 workers are employed by the federal government. The shutdown began at midnight last Friday. Most federal employees haven’t been impacted by the shutdown yet due to the holiday weekend. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the closed parts of the government will remain that way until Democrats agree to wall off the U.S.-Mexico border to deter criminal elements. He said he’s open to calling the wall something else as long as he ends up with an actual wall. President Trump: “I can’t tell you when the government’s going to be reopen. I can tell you it’s not going to be open until we have a wall, a fence, whatever they’d like call it. I’ll call it whatever they want.” The stalemate over how much to spend and how to spend it caused the partial government shutdown that began Saturday following a lapse in funding for departments and agencies that make up about 25 percent of the government.
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers out of Anchor Point responded to a small aircraft crash near the town of Seldovia on Saturday.According to an online Trooper dispatch, there were no injuries reported and all passengers were accounted for at the time of call. All involved parties are safe and transported out of the field. Local law enforcement in the area were contacted after discovering the incident location to be in close proximity to the Seldovia airport. The National Transportation Safety Board was notified. All involved parties are safe and out of the field.
Mosaic of images of the Arctic by MODIS. Credit: NASA Explore further As the researchers note, millions of birds migrate to Arctic regions during the warmer months, covering much of the local landscape with guano. Until now, however, no connection between such droppings and temperature changes was ever made. During a trip to the Canadian Arctic two years ago, the researchers collected air samples for study. In analyzing those samples, the researchers found that during certain times of the year (when it was above freezing), there was a noticeable rise in ammonia levels. They report that they initially thought the ammonia was coming from the sea, but after some testing, found that was not the case. The next most obvious candidate was animals that live in such places—the logical choice for study was migrating birds because of their huge numbers.The researchers ran some calculations and fed the data into computer models that simulated the Arctic environment both with thousands of tons ammonia emissions into the air and without. They noted first that when guano was broken down by bacteria, ammonia was released, accounting for the rise they observed in their air tests. They also found that when the ammonia mixed with sulfuric acid and water molecules, both from ocean spray, airborne particles were formed that made their way into the atmosphere, contributing to cloud formation. Such low-lying clouds, the team explains, can reflect heat from the sun back into space, leaving the area cooler—the model showed by as much as 1W/m2 during the warmer months.The researchers are not suggesting that coaxing more birds to migrate to the Artic each year might slow melting of the ice, but they do suggest their work highlights just how complex our global ecosystem actually is, and how many factors contribute to its current state. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from Canada, Sweden and U.S. has found that bird excrement may be playing a role in cooling the Arctic during its warmer months. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the team describes how they found higher than expected seasonal levels of ammonia in the air during trips they took to Arctic sites, how they traced it to bird feces and then modeled the impact it might be having on the local environment. Seabird guano releases more ammonia at tropics Citation: Bird excrement may be cooling the Arctic (2016, November 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-11-bird-excrement-cooling-arctic.html Journal information: Nature Communications More information: B. Croft et al. Contribution of Arctic seabird-colony ammonia to atmospheric particles and cloud-albedo radiative effect, Nature Communications (2016). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13444AbstractThe Arctic region is vulnerable to climate change and able to affect global climate. The summertime Arctic atmosphere is pristine and strongly influenced by natural regional emissions, which have poorly understood climate impacts related to atmospheric particles and clouds. Here we show that ammonia from seabird-colony guano is a key factor contributing to bursts of newly formed particles, which are observed every summer in the near-surface atmosphere at Alert, Nunavut, Canada. Our chemical-transport model simulations indicate that the pan-Arctic seabird-influenced particles can grow by sulfuric acid and organic vapour condensation to diameters sufficiently large to promote pan-Arctic cloud-droplet formation in the clean Arctic summertime. We calculate that the resultant cooling tendencies could be large (about −0.5 W m−2 pan-Arctic-mean cooling), exceeding −1 W m−2 near the largest seabird colonies due to the effects of seabird-influenced particles on cloud albedo. These coupled ecological–chemical processes may be susceptible to Arctic warming and industrialization. © 2016 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.