10 months ago​Newcastle line up move for AC Milan left-back Laxalt

first_img​Newcastle line up move for AC Milan left-back Laxaltby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are interested in signing AC Milan left back Diego Laxalt.According to Calcio Mercato, the Uruguayan is out of favour at the Italian club.While he would rather earn his place back in Gennaro Gattuso’s team, it is possible he will leave on a loan for the rest of the season.It is no secret that Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants to strengthen his squad as they attempt to stay in the Premier League this season.The 25-year-old has only started four Serie A games this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Manoj Tiwari raises issue of guest teachers in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari on Sunday said that they are in the favour of adopting the policy of Haryana government in which there is work guarantee up to 60 years for Guest Teachers of Delhi. Delhi BJP OBC Morcha held a meeting of the representatives of Maurya, Saini, Kushwaha and Shakya Communities where Tiwari raised the issue of Guest Teachers in Delhi and said that they are in favour of adopting the policy of Haryana Government and their stand is quite clear on it.”Modi Government has taken care of all the sections and has worked to develop the country with the help of public welfare schemes like Jandhan Yojna for bank accounts, Ujjwala Scheme for liberating women from the suffocating life, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for constructing 10 crore toilets in villages and cities. All these have been completed by Central Government under the leadership of Modi,” he added.last_img read more

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Send Alex Gordon

It would have been close. Alex Gordon might have scored, particularly if he’d been in the mindset to do so all along. Or maybe not. I’m sure there will be Zapruder-film-type breakdowns, and I’ll look forward to seeing them. It would have been one hell of a moment: Gordon, 220 pounds, who looks like he could have been a strong safety at the University of Nebraska, bearing down on Buster Posey, the catcher whose season-ending injury in 2011 helped inspire baseball’s home-plate collisions rule.Your browser does not support iframes.Game 7 will leave us with that sense of what might have been. Partly because it involved the Kansas City Royals, who were making their first World Series appearance since 1985. But mostly I’m referring to that penultimate play: When Gordon hit what was officially scored as a single and wound up on third base because of defensive miscues by San Francisco Giants outfielders Gregor Blanco and Juan Perez. It seemed to take an eternity — it was actually just 13 seconds — but I was surprised that Gordon wasn’t rounding third base by the time the TV cameras returned to the infield.Here’s what I know: Gordon should have tried to score even if he was a heavy underdog to make it. It would have been the right move if he was safe even 30 percent of the time.Between 1969 and 1992 — I’m using this period because it better approximates baseball’s current run-scoring environment than the offensive bubble of the 1990s and aughts — a runner scored from third base with two outs about 27 percent of the time, according to the tables at Tangotiger.com. We should probably round that down a bit in this example. The Royals had Salvador Perez at the plate — a league-average hitter — and the light-hitting Mike Moustakas due up after that.More importantly, they were facing Madison Bumgarner. That Bumgarner had been so dominant in the World Series is not as relevant as you might think. There’s extremely little evidence for a “hot hand” in pitching: In-game performance tells you next to nothing about how the pitcher will fare in future at-bats. Instead, you should look toward longer-term averages. Still, I feel comfortable asserting that Bumgarner was an above-average pitcher at that moment: Certainly not the first guy you’d want to have on the mound if you were the opponent. So let’s round that 27 percent down to 25 percent.So, Gordon should have tried to score if he had even a 25 percent chance of being safe?It’s just a touch more complicated than that. With the Royals down 3-2, Gordon represented the tying run rather than the winning run. If he’s thrown out at home, the game’s over; it forecloses on the possibility of Perez scoring as the winning run, like with a walk-off homer. What was the probability of that? Perez homered in about 3 percent of his plate appearances this season, but he could also have scored in other ways — by doubling, for example, and then scoring on a base hit by Moustakas. We can turn to Tangotiger’s tables again, which suggest that a league-average batter has about a 6 percent chance (I’m rounding down slightly) of eventually scoring from home with two outs.So, after Gordon holds at third, he has a 25 percent chance of scoring. Six percent of the time, Perez (or pinch-runner Jarrod Dyson?) also scores, and the Royals win outright. The other 19 percent of the time, Gordon is the only Royal to score in the ninth and the game goes to extra innings. If we assume the Royals are even money to prevail in an extra-inning game, their chances of winning at that point are:6% + (19% * 50%)That works out to 15.5 percent. Not coincidentally, this matches FanGraphs’ in-game win probability for the Royals (after Gordon held at third) almost exactly.What if Gordon rounds third and tries to score? If he’s successful even 30 percent of the time, the Royals’ win probability is at least 15 percent — a 30 percent chance of Gordon scoring, multiplied by a 50 percent chance of the Royals winning in extra innings. But it’s slightly higher than that. The 30 percent of the time that Gordon scores, Perez still has his 6 percent chance of scoring the winning run in the ninth. That brings the Royals’ overall win probability up to about 16 percent.We’re splitting hairs. The point is that if even Gordon had been a 2-to-1 underdog to score, he should have tried.These decisions can be counterintuitive. Sometimes a strategy that’s successful less than 50 percent of the time — like splitting eights in blackjack — is still the right move because the alternative is even worse. In this case, the alternative involved trying to score against Bumgarner with your catcher at the plate and two outs, and then having to prevail in extra innings.It would have made for one of the best plays in baseball history. We’re talking about the tying run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 7 of the World Series: Even a sacrifice fly can be thrilling under those circumstances. But this would have been in a league with Bill Mazeroski and Kirk Gibson and Bill Buckner: under serious consideration for the greatest play of all-time. (The play already had a little Buckner in it, with Blanco’s and Perez’s misplays in the outfield.)Unlike any of those moments, it would have involved an incredibly gutsy decision. It’s an extraordinary play if Gordon scores. It’s an extraordinary play if there’s a collision at home plate — and baseball needs to decide whether to invoke the “Buster Posey Rule.”And if Gordon were thrown out, it would have been the most extraordinary way to lose a game in the history of baseball.CORRECTION (Oct. 30, 11:14 a.m.): A previous version of this article misstated the first name of a Kansas City Royals catcher. He is Salvador Perez, not Santiago Perez. read more

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We Rate Alabama The Strongest Team In College Football History

Share on Facebook For many of the teams on the list above, their peak Elo moment also coincided with the end of their schedule (and, usually, a national championship celebration). Alabama, however, still has some hurdles left to clear before it can become the best end-of-season Elo team ever. Specifically, the Tide need to beat both Washington and the Clemson-Ohio State winner to finish the year as national champs — and if they don’t, they’ll have peaked too soon. A loss to Washington, for instance, would instantly drop Alabama to No. 4 on the historical end-of-season Elo list if it comes by a field goal, and No. 10 if by a touchdown. It’s really hard to stay at the pinnacle of the game.For now, though, Nick Saban can toss another honor on his enormous pile of coaching accomplishments. His 2016 Crimson Tide are the strongest team in modern college football history. The SEC championship game on Saturday saw Alabama beat Florida to win the conference, as well as a spot in the College Football Playoff. Lower down the list of accolades was one we’d been following over the past month or so: The Crimson Tide became the greatest college team of the past 80 years, according to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo power rating.’Bama needed to beat Florida by 11 or more points to pass the 1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers for No. 1. And in actuality, they won by a lot more than that, whipping the Gators by 38. That did the trick, pushing the Crimson Tide ahead of any team since the AP poll era began in 1936. read more

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Mens volleyball Ohio State advances to conference semis

Ohio State senior setter Christy Blough sets the middle for redshirt sophomore Blake Leeson against Quincy on April 15 at St. John Arena. Credit: Aliyyah Jackson | Lantern reporterThe No. 2 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (28-2, 17-0 MIVA) is headed to the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) Semifinals after downing Quincy University (7-22, 2-14 MIVA) in straight sets. After meeting three times, Saturday’s win was OSU’s first sweep of the Quincy Hawks this season.In OSU’s shortest match of the season, OSU’s offense was aided in large part by junior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen. Szerszen, who was named MIVA Player of the Year on Tuesday, led the team with 13 kills on 19 errorless attempts. “I think that Nic Szerszen playing like the player of the year kind of really helped us step up and win it in three,” senior middle blocker Driss Guessous said. “I think when he has a good game, it’s a lot easier for all of us to play better.”After stringing together four straight points to begin the first set, the Buckeyes controlled the lead throughout the set. The Hawks were only able to score back-to-back points on one occasion in the first frame, losing 14-25.The Hawks struggled to get points on offense, with the team hitting at a rate of .045 in the set. On the other side of the net, the Buckeyes had a .522 attacking efficiency. Senior opposite Miles Johnson and Szerszen combined to give the Buckeyes three aces in the set. “I commended Nicolas after the match,” head coach Pete Hanson said. “I thought Nicolas was the guy who set the tone in that regard that he just played, I thought, a relentless match tonight.”Much like the first set, the Hawks never saw a lead in the second set, trailing by as much as six points midway through the second set. A 5-1 run helped the Hawks battle back make the score 13-15, but they ultimately fell to the Buckeyes 20-25.In the second set, the Buckeyes improved their attacking rate to .526 and stuffed the Hawks on six occasions. Senior setter Christy Blough accounted for two blocks on his own. The Hawks hit better in the second set as well with the team improving to a .263 hitting rate.“What we talked about in the locker room or what I asked them to do was to play as hard and with as much energy as we could from the time the whistle blew to the time the play was over,” Hanson said. “Whether we made a mistake or not was kind of immaterial, but it was about our effort. It was about our commitment to making a lot of plays.”After a short intermission, OSU led 11-3 with Quincy’s only points coming from Buckeye service errors. The rest of the set mirrored the beginning and OSU took the third frame 25-15.The Hawks were unable to find an answer on offense in their final set of the season. The team paired six kills with six attacking errors. OSU, on the other hand, had 13 kills and two attacking errors to close out the match.With the win, the Buckeyes move on to the MIVA Semifinals and face either No. 11 Ball State University or No. 12 Loyola University, Chicago. First serve is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in St. John Arena. read more

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Italys winless streak continues

first_imgThe Italian football national football team extended their winless streak to five games after their 1-1 draw against Ukraine in an international friendly on Wednesday night.The Azzurri, fielding an experimental line-up, produced a fine first half display but couldn’t secure the victory as Andriy Shevchenko’s Ukraine earned a well-deserved away draw.Italy head coach, Roberto Mancini made changes to the team that 1-0 to European champions Portugal during last month’s UEFA Nations League game in Lisbon.The former Manchester City manager started the game with the attacking trio of Juventus’ Federico Bernardeschi, Lorenzo Insigne of Napoli and Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa, and would have been impressed with their first half display, as the combined to create a number of chances but couldn’t find a way past Andriy Pyatov in Ukraine’s goal before half time.Bernardeschi got the ball roiling for the former world champions when his low strike found its way past Pyatov to hand the Italians the lead in the 55th minute.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….However, the joy of the Italian supporters was short lived, as Ruslan Malinovskyi levelled seven minutes later with a low shot which Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma appeared to see late. The visitors almost took the lead when Malinovskyi hit the crossbar with a curling free kick.The game took a short break in the 43rd minute for one minute’s applause in memory of the 43 people who lost their lives when a motorway bridge collapsed in the city on Aug. 14.“We deserved to score a couple of goals tonight, we have to improve on this aspect and continue on this path,” said Mancini, according to ESPN.“We need to be more incisive.”last_img read more

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Nuno We can cope without Boly

first_imgWolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo believes his squad can cope without Willy Boly who saw red in their 3-0 defeat at Manchester City on Monday.Boly was sent off in the 19th minute for a reckless challenge on Bernardo Silva at the Etihad on Monday night.The defender has played every minute of Premier League football this season and replacing him for their clash with Leicester on Saturday might prove tricky for Nuno, but he’s confident the team can adapt without him.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“What I find, when a squad is short of player numbers, they have to have the mentality to cope with those kinds of moments, and we have it,” he told the club’s website.“We are completely comfortable with the decision that we’re going to have to make and are completely confident that it will work out.“It’s versatility, it’s about being versatile. When you know the idea of the team, you are capable to deal with different positions, but there is no such thing of developing a player in various positions, what you have to do is work on where you want your players to compete.”last_img read more

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FortisTCI Announces Staff Promotions and New Hires

first_img Related Items:eddinton powell, fortis tci, new hires, staff promotion Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (May 13, 2015) – FortisTCI (the Company) is taking a moment to celebrate recent staff promotions and welcome several new hires who have joined the Company within the last six months. Six employees received promotions, and eight employees have joined the FortisTCI family since October 2014.President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “FortisTCI’s policy is to hire and retain the best people. As a performance-based organization in an industry that requires specific skill sets, it is important that we hire talent with proven capabilities and build our knowledge base and capacity in this fast-changing, technologically driven world. Indeed, we must position the organization to meet and surpass our customers’ needs and expectations. We are proud of all of our team members.”Recent promotions and new appointments have been announced as follows:Shatel Wilson, CPA – Internal Auditor (Promotion)Archie Gaviola, CPA – Director, Financial Services (Promotion)Garrett Jones – ERP Technical Analyst & Support (Promotion)Romano Ingham – Energy & Revenue Protection Liaison Officer (Promotion)Sheldon Santiago, GISP – Enterprise System Analyst (Promotion)Todriko Saunders – GIS Specialist (Promotion)Edwin Forbes – Student ApprenticeRichard Gibbs – Financial AccountantMary Manalo Capisanan – Financial AccountantTeAnn Thomas – Jr. Business AnalystSelvano Gardiner – Student ApprenticeLacal Palmer, CPA – Finance & Business Planning AnalystRamon Suarez – Plant Diesel MechanicCorean Kelly – Jr. Plant Operator, South CaicosThe Company wishes each employee continued success in their new job roles. FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners Recommended for you Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideas TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Week In Review 1029112

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Tuesday 10/30Audio PlayerTuesday-1030.mp3VmTuesday-1030.mp300:00RPdCity Of Soldotna Giving Out Free Reusable Bags, Beaver Loop Improvement Project Expected To Begin Spring 2019, Senator Sullivan To Give ‘DC Update’ At Joint Chamber Thursday 11/1Audio PlayerThursday-1101.mp3VmThursday-1101.mp300:00RPdWhat You Need To Know For The November 6 General Election, KPBSD Begins Discussions On Fiscal Year 2020 Budget, Fall Back This Sunday, Daylight Saving Time Ends Friday 11/2Audio PlayerFriday-1102.mp3VmFriday-1102.mp300:00RPdDMV To Begin Implementing Real ID Licenses, ID Cards, Reminder: Election Workers Can’t Discuss Candidates At The Polls, HEA Projects Rates To Stabilize, DOF Holding Spruce Beetle Workshop In Kenaicenter_img Wednesday 10/31Audio PlayerWednesday-1031.mp3VmWednesday-1031.mp300:00RPdHunters Assist State’s M.ovi Surveillance Efforts, Marathon Petroleum Announces Acquisition Of Kenai Refinery, Alaska’s Minimum Wage Will Increase 5 Cents In January, DF&G: Lower Cook Inlet Commercial Salmon Fishery Season Summary Monday 10/29Audio PlayerMonday-1029.mp3VmMonday-1029.mp300:00RPdKenai Peninsula Schools Participate In Sources Of Strength Training, Inmate Dies Of Suicide At Spring Creek Correctional Center, DOT, Troopers Offer Tips For Safe Winter Drivinglast_img read more

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