Nedved: Juve ‘ready’ for another CR7

first_imgPavel Nedved says Juventus are “ready to seize every opportunity” that comes their way, including one of Cristiano Ronaldo proportions. Juve held their annual shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday, where a plan to raise €300m through an increase in share capital was approved. When asked whether the Bianconeri could pull off another Ronaldo-esque deal, Nedved made it clear they would not shy away from one.  “We’re always ready to seize every opportunity,” the Vice-President told reporters. “We’ve talked about development and we want to develop on all fronts, above all the sporting one because it’s a leading part of the club. “And with this, I’ve think I said everything.” The Czech when then asked about whether Merih Demiral had broken any club rules with his politically-charged salute while playing for Turkey. “I’ve talked to the lad. We wanted to understand it further. It was a strong gesture but, for us, he didn’t violate our code of ethics. “Now we’re awaiting any decisions made by FIFA bodies.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

R. Vinay Kumar replaces Varun Aaron in Test squad for Australia

first_imgTwenty-seven is generally not an age when a sub-continental fast bowler gets called up to the national squad for the first time. In India, especially, youth is the mantra, but Ranganath Vinay Kumar has defied the odds and made it to the Indian Test squad for the upcoming tour to Australia.The Karnataka medium-pacer replaces Jharkhand speedster Varun Aaron, who has been ruled out of the Test series due to a stress reaction on his back, sustained during the ongoing One-Day International series against West Indies.Vinay is the second change to the original squad, after his junior state-mate Abhimanyu Mithun replaced Praveen Kumar.An elated Vinay told Mail Today that his hard work over the years for his state and South Zone had paid off. “I have dreamt of playing Tests for India since I first picked up a ball, and my dream has finally come true. This is my eighth season in first-class cricket and my hard work has finally been rewarded,” he said.In 15 ODIs so far, Vinay has picked up 16 wickets, though his average and economy rate have been on the higher side at 36.31 and 5.76 respectively. His best performance came against England in New Delhi, where he took four for 30. His first-class record is excellent, with 241 wickets in 66 matches at an average of 24.29, including 11 five-wicket hauls and two match- hauls of 10 or more wickets. In 2007- 08 and 2009- 10, he was the second- highest wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy.Vinay’s bowling is reminiscent of another Karnataka paceman, Ventakesh Prasad, in that his forte is outswing and leg-cutters rather than pace and bounce. This has perhaps what has kept him away from the Test side in the past, since faster bowlers are available in the country.advertisementBut according to Vinay, legends like Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid have always believed in his abilities as an international bowler. “Whenever I felt disappointed at being ignored despite my consistent performances, I used to speak to my coach MM Prakash or even to seniors like Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid. All of them used to advise me to keep working hard, and said I was a good bowler. My coach told me never to worry about selection, and thanks to that, I’ve always looked to give my best shot in any match I play,” he said.The Indian fast bowling contingent for the four-Test series that begins in Melbourne on December 26 now comprises of a skilled veteran in Zaheer Khan, if he is match fit, two fast bowlers in Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav, and two controlled seamers in Vinay and Mithun. Asked if the pitches in Australia would be a challenge for him, Vinay cited his previous tours there and said the experience will help. Interestingly, at one time in the middle of the last decade, Vinay and South Africa’s newest sensation Vernon Philander – who ripped the heart out of Australia’s line- up in their recent Test series despite bowling at 130- 135 kmph range – had played simultaneously Down Under.”I have been there a few times – for an Emerging Players tournament, once for India A and with the Karnataka team – and I have done well each time. Philander and I won the best player award in the Emerging tournament in back-to-back years. We are similar bowlers, and I always believe that if you swing the ball, even at a medium pace, it is still a challenge for any batsman,” Vinay said.V inay has done decently in the home one- dayers against England and West Indies, and is confident of translating that into Test success too, if given a chance. “I haven’t done too badly in the ODIs, I’ve taken a few wickets with my natural deliveries and the economy rate has been good. If you are going for about 4.5 runs per over on Indian soil, you’re doing alright, and my mindset is really good. I will just bowl to my strengths,” he said.last_img read more

Snap, Submit & Share: Glassdoor’s Office Photos Feature Gains Momentum

first_img9. 10 photos Medtronic 7 photos 7 photos 15. 22. Air Wisconsin Airlines 3. Q Center 11 photos 26 photos 10 photos FactSet 10 photos Labcyte 10. eBay 28. Shutterfly 16 photos 36. 13. 11 photos 18 photos 27. 6 photos 11 photos Intuit Zillow 12. PricewaterhouseCoopers Restoration Hardware Jawa 11 photos CNET Networks Kestler Financial Group 43. 19. 15 photos Edelman Efficient Frontier 7 photos 29. 12 photos 8. Glassdoor 15 photos 34. Underground Elephant Top 50 employers with the most photos: (As of June 16th, 2010) 8 photos 7 photos CompuCom 5. 44. Salina Vortex The Cleveland Clinic 14. 11 photos Pixar 11 photos The Fireman’s Fund Insurance employees on other hand may challenge you to a game of hoops at their outside basketball hoop.Or, AT&T may test your creative side during a training session.Keep the photos coming – oh and by the way, there’s a $500 prize for the Glassdoor user with the coolest picture. Here’s how you can share photos of your workplace and get a chance at winning some cash. 2. Oracle 31. 30 photos 7. 8 photos 7 photos The Gap Want to see inside other workplaces? You’re not alone. Glassdoor users are actively uploading photos of  all types of offices giving a real look into more than 500 companies to date.  On Glassdoor, you can now see specific company coffee bars, games rooms, work stations, gyms, all the way to assembly facilities for major manufacturers…you name it. We wanted to share some highlights from photos uploaded  in just the past three weeks since the Office Photos feature launched.For example, does your office have a putting green? NetApp does. NetApp shows off their fun side and that they may test your concentration skills with a quick game of golf at their putting green and sand trap. Spirent Communications 7 photos YouTube 8 photos GEICO 8 photos 8 photos Netflix 10 photos AT&T 24. 12 photos Infinera Epic Systems Corporation Google 12 photos 7 photos 6. Juniper Networks Intercall 23. 30. 16. 39. 41. Zappos.com 33. 17. 46. Yahoo Aruba Networks 38. Cancer Research Institute NetApp 11. Cepheid Amgen Autodesk Ariba 8 photos 42. 1. 22 photos 7 photos BD 9 photos molecular devices 15 photos 45. 10 photos 8 photos 21. 7 photos 35. 15 photos CBS Interactive 7 photos 8 photos 48. 13 photos 47. 22 photos 7 photos 18 photos 25. 18. 9 photos 26. Goodmortgage.com 40. 32. Fireman’s Fund Insurance 49. Bank of Cyprus 20. 50. 8 photos 4. Adobe 37. 12 photoslast_img read more

Projecting the Depth Chart at Linebacker

first_imgKyle B. has already looked at most of the preseason defensive depth charts. You can see those here:SafetiesCornerbacksDefensive lineThe final series of depth chart projections belongs to the middle of the defense — the linebacker corps. Last season, this group was decimated by injuries to starter Ryan Simmons and comes into this year missing their veteran presence Seth Jacobs after his retirement, too. But there’s a lot of young talent in this group and with several up-and-comers, the depth appears to be pretty solid heading into the season.Here’s how we have things shaking out at the moment.MLB1: Chad Whitener (R-Jr.)Whitener and Jordan Burton are the anchors of the middle of this defense. That wasn’t a great thing last year as Whitener admitted he started playing sooner than he would have liked, but he should be a stalwart this season.“When you’re going against fast pace, you might know a check in the meeting room,” Glenn Spencer told the Oklahoman. “If you can’t spit it out on the field, in fractions of seconds, you’re in trouble. That’s something Ryan could do. And Chad couldn’t do it. Chad is so much better now.”MLB2: Josh Mabin (R-So.)Only played in a handful of games last season as he backed up Ryan Simmons and then Chad Whitener, but he’s a former four-star recruit (ESPN) and was the No. 21 outside linebacker in the country according to Scout. So there’s a pedigree there that means something. I’m hopeful that Spencer is able to hit the refresh button more often on defense this year, and guys like Mabin and this next fellow should help.MLB3: Justin Phillips (R-So.)A personal favorite of mine after what he did in that 2014 game in Norman. Phillips sat out last season with a redshirt (which he probably should have taken his freshman year, but OSU wasn’t deep enough), and should see some quality playing time at a position rife with studs.Star1: Jordan Burton (R-Sr.)Is Jordan Burton criminally underrated? He might be. Second on the team last season in tackles and played injured for much of the year. One of the 2-3 defensive players who could legitimately sniff an All-American honor.Star2: Kevin Henry (R-Fr.)Henry is a cousin of Brandon Bass (former LSU and NBA basketball player). He came to OSU after de-committing from LSU and took a redshirt in 2015. Henry is super versatile and won’t be scared to lay some wood (see below).Star3: Calvin Bundage (Fr.)One of only a handful of freshmen who could see time this year. I’m stoked.WLB1: Devante Averette (R-Sr.)This is where it gets interesting. No starter has been named (or even presumed) at outside linebacker. The three candidates are Devante Averette, Gyasi Akem and Henry (who should see time at the Star position as well as this one).“Big battle there,” Spencer told the Oklahoman. “Big battle goin on. I’m going to have to make a tough decision.”WLB1: Gyasi Akem (Jr.)Another personal favorite of mine. Akem is a monster at 6’2 230 lbs. Akem only had nine tackles in each of his first two seasons, but that’s obviously going to change. I’m mildly surprised he’s in the mix to usurp Averette given Averette’s seniority and maturity, but this also speaks to how much deeper OSU is at LB than in years past.WLB1: Kevin Henry (R-Fr.)As I mentioned above, he’s really versatile. Spencer said when he first came in that Star was the spot for him so the fact that he’s even up for consideration here tells you how much the coaching staff thinks of him.SummaryAnother guy to watch is Kirk Tucker who will again factor in on special teams and could get some run at LB depending on the injury situation.When did OSU get so deep on defense? Between the safeties (crazy deep), defensive tackles (deepest position on the team?) and defensive ends (young but super deep), it’s a smorgasbord of talent. Linebacker is another position this season that should be rich with talented young players. And to think, one of its presumed starters from last season (Seth Jacobs) retired in the offseason. I’m excited to see how Spencer develops these guys and how Whitener leads a group that should probably be better than last year.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Premuda Catches a Break

first_imgzoom Italian shipping company Premuda has concluded the pending standstill agreements with its banks, under which banks formalized their intention not to exercise their rights to seek payment of the company’s outstanding debts.Premuda informed of its financial problems back in June, after which it managed to persuade banks to sign the standstill agreements so as to allow the company to continue to operate during the negotiations on the final debt restructuring agreements of all the group’s companies.“In light of this important step, the company and its subsidiaries will continue to manage their operating activities and will perform a series of divestments of assets, included in the financial and industrial plan proposed to the financing banks, which will allow the group to resolve its liquidity constraints,” Premuda said in a release.The standstill agreements will serve as a time bridge until conclusion of the debt restructuring process, which is expected to be reached by the end of October 2015.last_img read more

Toronto 18 ringleader ordered detained until end of sentence

first_imgA ringleader of the so-called Toronto 18 terror cell continues to minimize his role in the deadly plot and can’t guarantee he has the support to manage his return to society, officials said in upholding an order for his detention.The Parole Board of Canada said in a recent decision that not enough has changed to justify revoking an order to detain Fahim Ahmad until the end of his sentence.“The minimization, equivocation, and continued attempts to deceive and manipulate do not allow the board to conclude that there has been any, let alone sufficient, change in your risk in the last year to do other than confirm the detention order,” the two-member panel wrote.“The board also notes that the proposed plan to support your release and manage the risk you present in the community is not even certain to come into being,” it wrote, noting there was no agreement on funding for the plan and no backup plan in case it fell through.The Toronto 18 plotted to blow up the Parliament buildings, kill the prime minister and take members of parliament hostage. They were rounded up in the summer of 2006 in an anti-terrorist operation that made headlines around the world.Ahmad, now 32, pleaded guilty in the middle of his 2010 trial to participating in a terrorist group, importing firearms and instructing his co-accused to carry out an activity for a terrorist group.He was sentenced to 16 years in prison but received a credit of 8 1/2 years for the more than four years he spent in custody awaiting trial.Ahmad was scheduled for statutory release after serving two-thirds of that sentence but the parole board ruled in 2015 that he should stay behind bars.After meeting with him to review that order, the board found that many of its earlier misgivings about Ahmad were still relevant.The panellists questioned discrepancies between what Ahmad told a psychologist who assessed him last year and what he told them, particularly regarding his role in planning the attack.“You equivocated between the two positions to the point that it became unclear which one you truly believed, leading the board to conclude that you were telling the board and the psychologist what you felt at the time each wanted to hear,” they said.“This indicated a continuation of your ability to use deception and manipulation to further your own ends, consistent with your offence cycle.”The board also noted that Ahmad’s plan for his release — which involved staying at a Toronto halfway house and having his interactions monitored — included aspects that would be hard to enforce.For one, the plan would allow Ahmad to attend mosques that were approved by the Correctional Service of Canada, and it would be difficult for someone who is not Muslim and doesn’t speak Arabic to assess the facilities and keep track of what Ahmad discussed with whim, the board said.Ahmad has previously said that his interest in Islam grew out of the growing public distrust of Muslims, and that he quickly got sucked into online discussions that merged religion and politics and carried over into the mosque.The Toronto 18’s other ringleader, Zakaria Amara, was sentenced in 2010 to life in prison with no chance of parole until 2016.He and Ahmad had a falling out and Amara formed a separate group in 2006, which managed to get further along in its plans to bomb the Toronto Stock Exchange, CSIS offices in Toronto and an eastern Ontario military base.Of the 18 people charged, seven had their charges dropped or stayed, four were found guilty and seven pleaded guilty.last_img read more

Belgium sees first death as a result of record heat wave

first_imgBRUSSELS — Belgium suffered a first death as a direct result of the record-breaking heat wave when a woman was found dead near her caravan close to the beach.The 66-year-old woman was found by a neighbour late Thursday afternoon after she had apparently been basking in the blazing sun. The incident happened in Middelkerke on the Belgian coast as temperatures rose in the region to over 40 degrees Celsius.READ MORE: Europe melting under record heat waveMiddelkerke police commissioner Frank Delva told The Associated Press that the death is “very clearly linked to the heat.”Emergency services rushed to the scene but could not resuscitate the woman.On Thursday, Belgium endured, like many parts of Western Europe, its hottest day on record when the temperature rose to 41.8 C in Begijnendijk, 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of Brussels.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Ministry approves Fort Nelson Community Forest Agreement boundary application

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – The Fort Nelson First Nation and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, who have partnered in an application to secure a joint Community Forest Agreement tenure, say that a major milestone in the application process has been reached.On June 5th, Acting Forestry Ministry District Manager Greg Van Dolah approved the Community Forest boundary submitted as part of the partnership’s application. The Northern Rockies and Fort Nelson First Nation initiated the Community Forest project to generate a measure of local influence over the use of the forest resource, encourage the reestablishment of a sustainable forest industry in the region and create employment and business opportunities for residents.Once established, the Fort Nelson Community Forest will be the largest such tenure ever awarded in the province, with any revenue from the operating Community Forest available for reinvestment into local communities. The Municipality says the next stage of the application process will involve the submission of a Management Plan to the Ministry. The Partners are on track to make the final application submission this September.last_img read more

‘Self first, country last’ for Modi, Shah, says Chandrababu Naidu

first_imgAmaravati: TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday latched onto veteran BJP leader L K Advani’s blog to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it was “self first and country last” for him.”Advani’s remarks in the blog reflected his anguish. For him, country came first, party second and self last. It’s reverse in the case of Modi. For Modi and (Amit) Shah, it is self first and country last. The ideals of Advani and Atal Bihari Vajpayee no longer have value in the BJP,” Naidu, an erstwhile ally of the BJP, said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’In his blog, Advani has said his party has never regarded those who disagreed with it politically as “anti-nationals” or “enemies”. Advani’s comments assume significance as top BJP leaders, including Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, have been attacking opposition parties with anti-national barbs in the aftermath of the Balakot air strikes. Addressing a sit-in in front of Ambedkar’s statue in Vijayawada and condemning recent Income Tax Department raids on some Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Congress, Janata Dal (Secular) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KNaidu said such raids were being carried out in a planned manner. He claimed all liberties had vanished under Modi’s rule. “It’s a fascist regime. Unrest, insecurity and fear have gripped all sections,” the TDP chief said, adding that there was a need to protect democracy and the Constitution. Citing I-T raids on some TDP leaders in the last few days, Naidu warned department officials not to act according to the “diktat of the ruling party” in Delhi. “You will pay a heavy price if you continue with such acts,” he warned the officials, even as he maintained that the leaders would cooperate if they acted as per law. “These raids are a part of the BJP-YSRC-TRS conspiracy against the TDP. They are intended to demoralise our leaders,” he said. In a symbolic gesture, Naidu submitted a memorandum to Ambedkar’s statue, denouncing the I-T raids. As a mark of protest, he also released into the air black balloons with pictures of Modi, Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and YSR Congress (YSRC) chief Jagan Mohan Reddy attached.last_img read more

The Secret To The Rams Blocking Success Isnt The Linemen Its Sean

1San Francisco20123.192.570.634.50 11Baltimore20183.122.710.434.61 8New England20173.082.650.445.05 But an NFL offense is not just at the mercy of the defense when it comes to running against stacked or light boxes. Play-callers actually have a large degree of control over how many defenders near the line of scrimmage they will have to face. When an offense trots out three or more wide receivers, the defense nearly always matches with an equal number of defensive backs, which limits the number of linebackers on the field and lightens up the box.Since the 2009 season, the number of rushing plays that faced six or fewer defenders in the box has skyrocketed. This is a reflection of an evolving offensive philosophy, not a defensive one. The increasing number of light boxes was a response to the massive shift by NFL offenses to the “11 personnel”: 1 running back, 1 tight end and — most importantly — three wide receivers. Over the course of the past decade, the 11 personnel became the most popular personnel package in the NFL. It’s now the base NFL offense. And nickel5Defenses with five defensive backs on the field. is the current base defense — a sea change from the previous decade when 3-4 and 4-3 defensive fronts were the norm. 16Kansas City20103.062.700.374.44 10Washington20123.162.740.434.24 In fact, if all you know about a running play in the NFL is the approximate field position of a team and the number of defenders near the line of scrimmage, you’re able to predict the leaguewide yards per carry with an extraordinarily high degree of accuracy: 96 percent of yards-per-carry totals are explained by the offense’s field position and the number of men the opponent has in the box. How many defenders are in the box is almost certainly the most important factor in determining rushing success in football, so it follows that we should try to account for it. Todd Gurley began the 2018 season on fire, accumulating yards and scoring touchdowns at a historic pace. Despite missing the final two games of the season, the second-highest-paid running back in the NFL led the league in rushing touchdowns and finished fourth in yards from scrimmage. And yet, Gurley may start Super Bowl LIII as a backup. Since returning from injury, the Rams star has been outplayed by fill-in journeyman running back C.J. Anderson, who has more or less relegated Gurley to a change-of-pace role.How is this even possible? How can a player go from being the league’s premier running back to backing up a guy who was cut by the Denver Broncos in May, the Carolina Panthers in November and the Oakland Raiders in December? We’ve seen backup running backs fill in admirably before — when the Chiefs released star RB Kareem Hunt this season, Damien Williams was just as, if not more, productive1Williams averaged 114 yards from scrimmage and 1.6 TDs in regular-season games he started, while Hunt averaged 109 yards from scrimmage and 1.4 TDs. — but it’s hard to remember it happening to a back as seemingly indispensable as Gurley, let alone on a stage as big as the Rams are on now. The 2012 San Francisco 49ers — who were 5 yards from winning a Super Bowl under Jim Harbaugh and QB Colin Kaepernick — take the honor of fielding the best run-blocking offensive line since 2009. Thinking back on the number of big plays Frank Gore broke off against stacked boxes, the ranking certainly passes the smell test. The 2010 Jaguars offensive line, ranking just ahead of the Rams, was also formidable: It opened massive holes for Maurice Jones-Drew and Rashad Jennings, who combined for nine touchdowns and 1,783 yards on the ground despite QB David Garrard doing nothing to scare opposing defenses away from crowding the line and trying to stop the run.The Rams still fielded the fifth best offensive line in our time frame and easily the best this year. But much of the credit for the success of the running game should probably go not to Gurley, Anderson or the Rams offensive line, but to Sean McVay. The second-year coach has put his players in the very best position to succeed through his scheme and play-calling. Running the ball out of the 11 personnel helps dictate to the defense and lightens the box for his linemen, allowing them to open holes even thrice-cut journeyman running backs can run through.While league observers can fall into the trap of over-weighting the effect of coaching, in some cases the credit and praise is warranted. The distribution of talent across teams is so even, it’s really not so much a matter of who you run the ball with — or behind — it’s a matter of when you run it. McVay chooses his spots as well as anyone in the NFL, and the Rams are in Super Bowl LIII because of it.Check out our latest NFL predictions. 3New Orleans20113.312.730.594.95 *Box-adjusted line yards adjusts for number of defenders faced near the line of scrimmage.Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group 4Jacksonville20103.202.620.594.63 12Carolina20113.112.710.424.32 6Miami20093.012.550.474.44 Returning to Los Angeles, the Rams used the 11 personnel more than any other team in the NFL in 2018. So it’s possible that instead of the Rams being generationally superior at run blocking — or instead of Gurley being a one-of-a-kind game-altering running back — the Rams’ offensive line just faced fewer crowded fronts than other teams. This would at least provide some context for their overwhelming success — and help explain how Anderson could Wally Pipp an MVP candidate in the playoffs.To find out, I created a reasonable facsimile of Football Outsiders’ adjusted line yards and then calculated the number of yards each team earned either over or under expected based on the number of men in the box and the field position from which the play originated.6I removed QB scrambles but left WR run plays in. I also did not adjust for shotgun. Finally, I did not scale the adjusted line yards metric so that it looks like running back yards per carry. My version of adjusted line yards will not agree exactly with Football Outsiders, but there still is a high degree of correlation. Each metric predicts the other at an r-squared of 0.68.Both Football Outsiders’ line yards and my version agree that the Rams had the best rushing offensive line unadjusted for box count. When we look at line yards over expected after accounting for box defenders, however, the Rams aren’t the best run-blocking offensive line ever. In fact, they’re not even in the top four since 2009. 7New Orleans20183.122.690.455.19 5Los Angeles20183.312.830.515.49 15Seattle20123.142.780.374.42 17Dallas20092.982.600.374.48 Teamseason538 adj. line yds538 box adj. line ydsbox adj. line yds over expectedfootball outsiders adj. line yds 13New England20183.042.650.415.03 18New England20093.062.720.364.43 2New England20103.322.730.604.82 The Rams have the fifth-best offensive line since 2009NFL offensive lines by two metrics for regular-season adjusted line yards, yards accounting for the number of defenders in the box and yards over expected based on defenders in the box, 2009-2018 14Houston20103.012.610.414.52 19Tennessee20163.052.700.364.63 One explanation is that the Los Angeles Rams offensive line is just very, very good, and Gurley has been reaping the rewards. But I think there’s another factor at work — one that has more to do with the head coach than with the players on the field.Some football observers have gone so far as to suggest that the Rams 2018 run-blocking unit might be the best in the history of the NFL. While offensive lines are perhaps the trickiest position to evaluate with data, there’s actual evidence for this scorching-hot take using a metric created by Football Outsiders called adjusted line yards. Adjusted line yards are calculated by looking at each running play and using a formula to attempt to assign the proper credit to the offensive line. The metric punishes blockers for losses on run plays, credits the hog mollies with half of the yardage on runs from 5 to 10 yards, and gives the line zero credit for any field position gained 11 yards beyond the line of scrimmage.2Football Outsiders also adjusts for plays from shotgun, down, distance and situation, and it removes any scrambles and handoffs to players who aren’t running backs. By this measure, the Rams are the best-performing line in at least the past 22 years, the period for which data is available.31996 to 2018.But one problem with adjusted line yards is that the metric doesn’t account for the number of defenders the offensive line has to face during any given play, which has huge implications for how effective a rush will be. Running the ball when there are seven or eight defenders near the line of scrimmage is much harder than running against six or fewer. If a team runs more of its plays against light fronts, we should expect it to have more success in general. We’d also expect the offensive line in particular to have an easier time opening holes against defensive fronts that have fewer, rather than more, defensive players near the line of scrimmage that they have to block.Looking at 10 years’ worth of data from ESPN’s Sports & Information Group,4For a total of 126,154 running plays. We excluded scrambles and any plays for which no defender data was given. that’s exactly what we find. If we split the field up into 10-yard chunks, there isn’t an area of the gridiron that exists where running against seven or more men in the box is easier than running against six or fewer. 9New York20103.172.730.434.56 read more

Hatton Garden robbery Woman claims she lost £7m worth of gold worth

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Show more The claim, which is being treated seriously by police, would mean the total stolen in the heist stands at around £21 million.Seven men were convicted last year over the break-in at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit in London and jailed for terms of six and seven years. The underground vault of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company which was raided The gang ransacked 73 safe deposit boxes after using a drill to bore a hole into the vault wall during the meticulously-planned heist, taking gold, diamonds and sapphires. A woman has come forward claiming she £7 million of her gold is missing 20 months after the Hatton Garden heist, police revealed on Friday.The woman has claimed one of her safety deposit boxes had been stolen and she only realised it was missing after the trial of the gang who carried out the raid. The underground vault of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company which was raidedCredit:Hatton Garden Properties Ltd/Getty Imageslast_img read more

Mary Robinson appointed UN Special Envoy for African Great Lakes region

first_imgFORMER PRESIDENT OF Ireland Mary Robinson has been appointed UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region in Central Africa today.Ongoing political and social strife in recent years has destabilised the region with NGOs reporting that volatile environments have made it increasingly difficult for them to implement their development programmes.Today, Plan Ireland, which operates in several countries in the region said the appointment of somebody with Robinson’s experience and stature is likely to give “extra impetus to the efforts to find a resolution to the area’s difficulties”.CEO of Plan said that any move which will “increase the chances of bringing greater stability and calm to the region is to be welcomed, as it will enable NGOs, like Plan, to carry out our work much more effectively”.Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore also welcomed the announcement, hailing Robinson for her “exceptional skills and experience as well as her global profile and reputation”.Ireland has had a long and significant involvement in efforts to promote peace and stability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a country which has for far too long endured conflict and tragedy. Ireland strongly supports the leadership offered by the United Nations, and in particular the personal diplomatic engagement of the Secretary-General, in this renewed effort to break the cycle of violence in eastern DRC.Robinson will play a central role in overseeing the implementation of the new regional agreement as well as facilitating leaders of the region to address the challenges faced by the DRC.Read: Magdalene group raises concerns with UN committee>Read: Rise in ‘designer drugs’ poses serious health risk: UN report>last_img read more

Petrol price increases ahead

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Around this time of the year Australian motorists have always been slugged with petrol price increases, more so this year than any other. The industry also predicts that prices are set to go higher before the school year kicks in. Figures from the Australian Institute of Petroleum show the national average price of unleaded petrol rose 6 cents to 158.1 cents a litre in the week to January 5, 2014. The price hike, according to fuel company spokespeople, is due to a combination of rising gasoline prices in Singapore, which is $US119.20 a barrel (as compared to West Texas Crude at around US$92 a barrel), and the depreciation of the Australian dollar, which has made imports more expensive. Wholesale prices at the terminal gate are 148.3 cents a litre, up 14 cents over just the past two months and up 2 cents over the past week. However, the discounting cycle in most capital cities should hit its low point later this week before the price rises again next week. This week the US price at the bowser was $3.29 per US gallon (4 litres) which is equivalent to an exchange rate adjusted .88 cents Australian per litre. A year ago in January 2013 the Australian price per litre was $1.41, while the American gallon was $3.26 or roughly .77 cents Australian per litre on the adjusted exchange. So, why is petrol double the price in Australia? Simple – consecutive federal governments continuously ‘invent’ reasons to rip-off motorists with high taxes, something the American people would not tolerate.last_img read more

Apple Beats Expectations Thanks To Strong iPhone Sales

first_img Register Now » This story originally appeared on Business Insider 2 min read July 24, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Apple delivered better than expected earnings results, giving the stock a little bump in after-hours trading. It sold 31.1 million iPhones, which was well ahead of analyst expectations of 26 million units sold.On the earnings call, company executives attributed the strong iPhone number to accelerated iPhone 4 sales. The success of the iPhone 4 was reflected in the iPhone’s average selling price, which dipped to $581 for the quarter. The iPhone 4 is the three year old iPhone that’s sold at a discount. Despite the fall in the ASP, and the success of the iPhone, execs said the iPhone 5 remains the most popular iPhone by far. The other number of note was iPad units of 14.6 million, which was below expectations, and represented a 14% unit decline. Execs said that if you look at actually sell through on the product, discounting inventory issues, then iPad sales were down 3%. The decline was due to a lack of new iPad in the quarter. The year prior, Apple released the iPad 3, with a Retina display which drove sales. Overall, revenue was only up 1% for the quarter, and EPS was down 20% on a year-over-year basis. In the release, CEO Tim Cook said, “We are laser-focused and working hard on some amazing new products that we will introduce in the fall and across 2014.”Here’s the key numbers versus expectations where appropriate:Revenue: $35.3 billion versus $35.18 billion expected by sell-side analysts. Whisper was $37 billion. Apple’s guidance was $34.5 billion (midpoint).EPS: $7.47 versus $7.34 expected by sell-side analysts. iPhone units: 31.2 million versus 26 million expected by sell-side analysts. Whisper was 26.5 million.iPad units: 14.6 million versus 18.3 million expected by sell-side analysts. Whisper was 18 million. Gross Margin: 36.9% versus 37% expected by sell-side, and it was the whisper number, too. Apple guided to 36.5% midpoint on margin for the quarter.Mac units: 3.8 million versus 3.9 million expected by sell-side analysts, and it was the whisper number, too.September quarter revenue: $34-$37 billion versus $37.9 billion expected by sell-side analysts. Whisper was $37 billion.September quarter gross margin: 36%-37% versus 37% expected by sell-side analysts. iPhone ASP: $581, versus $613 last quarter.Cash and securities: $146.6 billionlast_img read more

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first_imgWe wanted to try and find a little something for everyone, young and young at heart alike. Planned giveaways include Rayman Classic for mobile, special holiday decorations, and a special 300 Game Giveaway! That’s right, 300 copies of three of our latest titles (one game per person, first-come first-served) will be up for grabs as part of the festivities! We’ll also be giving away unique goodies, ranging from cocktail recipes to DIY projects for the whole family.Those interested in Ubisoft’s free game for this month – Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon can currently be downloaded for free through UPlay. [Update] According to a user on Reddit, the source code of the French Ubisoft website revealed the content for the upcoming 30 giveaway days. Free PC games should include Assassin’s Creed 3, The Crew, Splinter Cell and more.[Original] As part of Ubisoft’s 30th anniversary, the publisher will be giving away 300 copies of its latest games, goodies, holiday decorations and more.To celebrate 30 years of play, Ubisoft is organizing its “30 Days of Giveaways” starting today. In the past months, the publisher has already been offering free PC games as part of its 30th anniversary.The “30 Days of Giveaways” starts November 24 and runs until December 23, and those who want to participate will only have to sign in with their Ubisoft account and click on the latest available offer. Ubisoft notes that most giveaways are unlimited, but some will only be available for the first players that log in and click on the offer, such as the 300 Game Giveaway.This year, we’re not only celebrating the holidays, but also Ubisoft’s 30th anniversary. That’s why we’re giving back to you, our amazing fans, with 30 Days of Giveaways! It’s our way of saying thanks for 30 wonderful years of play. Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterSeabourn will return to Asia in late 2018 and early 2019 with an exciting schedule of voyages aboard its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. From the natural splendours of Vietnam and Thailand to the modern skylines and urban culture of Hong Kong and Singapore, the yacht-like ship will visit an array of exotic destinations and fascinating cities, as well as offer a variety of optional shore excursions and pre- and post-cruise Seabourn Journeys to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, in this inspiring part of the world.“Asia has so many cities and towns on the must-see list of travellers and it’s easy to see why, with its diverse culture, rich history and beautiful landscapes and scenery,” said Chris Austin, Seabourn’s senior vice president of Global Marketing & Sales.“We designed the voyages for Seabourn Ovation‘s inaugural season in Asia to take travellers to many of the most intriguing cities, including a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, while sailing on the world’s finest resort at sea,” Austin remarked.Seabourn Ovation‘s first season in Asia will begin in Singapore with a series of five 14-day Vietnam & Thailand voyages between Singapore and Hong Kong (departing 22 December 2018, and 5 January, 19 January, 16 February and 2 March 2019). These itineraries will feature an overnight stay at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest city, bustling with culture and French colonial architecture that is also a gateway to a visit on the Mekong Delta. The voyages will also feature the line’s popular Caviar in the Surf beach parties at Ko Kood in Thailand, a quaint island with sweeping sand beaches, as well as an extended day at scenic Halong Bay in Vietnam, allowing for optional excursions to the capital city of Hanoi with its blend of Asian and French heritage.The season will also include a 14-day Gems of the South China Sea voyage from Hong Kong to Singapore (departing 2 February 2019), visiting destinations such as Xiamen, China, and an overnight call in Manila, Philippines, providing options for appealing 28-day combo cruises with the Vietnam & Thailand voyages.Seabourn Ovation is the second of two ships designed by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany. The ship features all oceanfront suites with private verandahs, along with modern design elements and innovations in keeping with Seabourn’s reputation for understated elegance, as well as one additional deck, expanded public areas and a brand-new, al fresco dining venue, “Earth & Ocean at The Patio”.Seabourn Sojourn will also sail in Asia as part of its Extended Explorations voyages, which allow a more in-depth experience in a particular region.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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