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Inconnu Swim Club set to dive into their season early next week

first_imgPre-season Dry land                                                                           September TBDFSJ Time Trial                                                      Novice & Jnr         October 28thGrande Prairie                                                                      ALL         November 3rd–5thPrince George Fall Invitational                                          ALL         November 17th-19thAdvertisement Spring Break                                                       No Swimming      (March 17th– 25th: National, Senior, Intermediate)                                                          (March 17th– April 2nd: Junior A/B, Novice, Swim for Life and Fit) Grande Prairie Winterfest                                                 Int-Nat    January 27th & 28thFSJ Swim Meet                                                                    ALL        February 16th-18thTier 2 Provincials – Kamloops TBD                                  (QT)        March 2nd-4thTier 1 Provincials – Penticton                                             (QT)        March 9th-11thAlberta Spring Championships (Edmonton) TBD          (QT)        March 16th-18thAdvertisement Event                                                                                                         Date                              Advertisement FSJ Swim Meet                                                                    ALL         December 1st-3rdJ.P Fiset Edmonton                                                            (QT)        December 14th-17th Christmas Break                                No Swimming    (Dec 23rd – Jan 2nd : National, Senior, Intermediate)(Dec 23rd – Jan 7th: Jnr A/B, Novice, Swim for Life and Fit) Championship Competition phase of season swim meets:center_img *(ALL)             – All athletes that want to participate are encouraged to attend the swim meet.** (QT)            – Athletes attending the meet must have met the required qualifying standard. Swim Challenge                                                                  ALL         April 3rd-6thSenior Nationals – Montreal                                               (QT)        April 5th-8th  Western Championships – Victoria                                   (QT)        April 12th-15thPrince George Moose Meet                                               ALL        April 20th-22ndGrande Prairie                                                                      ALL         May 5th&6thFSJ Time Trial                                                                     Int-Nat/    May 19thWolf Pack Invitational – Kamloops                                    Int-Nat    June 1st-3rd Peace River                                                                          ALL       January 20th & 21stAdvertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Inconnu Swim Club will begin their 2017/18 season with their first practice on Monday.New President of the Inconnu Swim Club Annette Lang said, “team members are anxious to get back into the pool.” Currently 111 members consisting of 101 youth and 10 adult swimmers. Steve Carson will return for his second year as head coach of the swim team, also is excited to get the swim season underway.Novice and Junior swimmers have a Time Trail meet on October 28th. All swimmers head to Grande Prairie for their first swimming event of the season on November 3rd.- Advertisement -A full list of events can be found here:2017/18 Inconnu Swim Meet Schedule Tier 1 Provincials – Kelowna                                              (QT)        June 22nd – 24thTier 2 Provincials – Victoria                                               (QT)        July 6th-8thSwim BC Open Water Championships-                          (QT)        July 9thCanadian Trials – Edmonton                                             (QT)        July 19th-22ndCanadian Junior Championships – Winnipeg                (QT)        July 25th-30thFar Westerns – Moraga CA                                               (QT)        July 26th-29thlast_img read more

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Photos: Ex-49er, Raider NaVorro Bowman reduces price on San Jose mansion

first_imgFormer 49ers and Raiders linebacker NaVorro Bowman has reduced the price of his San Jose, Calif. mansion from $4.253M to $4M.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The 5,959 square foot Rose Garden estate has five bedrooms and five baths. Entering the 18-foot foyer, there is a sweeping wrought iron banister flowing to the second floor catwalk and Spanish tile floors. The kitchen flows into the family room, which opens onto the back loggia, viewing the grounds and pool. In the rear of the …last_img read more

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All-day news for SA viewers

first_imgHi-tech touch screens similar to those atinternational news channel CNN will also beused in the eNews Channel newsroomTamara O’ReillySouth African independent television channel e.tv is taking a step forward in news broadcasting with the launch of a 24-hour news channel – the first of its kind in Africa – in June.Joining the ranks of international news channels like CNN and Sky News which broadcast news around the clock, eNews Channel will offer viewers South African, regional and international news, sport reports, financial information, weather, entertainment and investigative reports. Some of the country’s popular TV personalities like Jeremy Maggs and Redi Direko will anchor the eNews Channel’s bulletins.e.tv is one of two terrestrial free-to-air television networks in the country, the other being the state-owned SABC which runs three channels. As an independently run station, e.tv is known for its probing investigative reports, and viewers of the 24-hour news channel can expect similarly independent news reporting.The channel will be broadcast on DSTV, the country’s multi-channel digital satellite TV service which has more than 1.5 million paying subscribers.“This is an historic moment for the broadcasting industry in South Africa,” says Marcel Golding, Chief Executive Officer of e.sat the sister business to e.tv. “In a developing country with so many challenges and issues, a 24-hour news channel will contribute to keeping society abreast of what is happening and can play a critical role in informed debate and discussion. We believe the eNews Channel will become an important voice in South Africa’s democracy.”Multichoice South Africa Chief Executive Nono Letele says, “We are very excited to add the eNews channel to our DST platform. We believe the channel will enhance our news offering by bringing high quality insightful and independent reporting alongside our other successful news channels.”Although the free-to-air channel has several news programmes, 24-hour news is new to South African broadcasters. The 24-hour news channel has been two years in the making, during which time management visited newsrooms that run similar operations, like ABC, BBC and Sky News.According to reports in the Sunday Times, special attention has been paid to equipment and the layout of the newsroom. Some of the innovative equipment includes touch-screen plasma screens – similar to those used by CNN in their coverage of the US primary elections – on which presenters can highlight information.South Africa has a largely independent press with several independent newspapers, magazines, websites and alternative media like community newsletters in many of the 11 official languages. In last year’s Press Freedom index published by Reporter Sans Frontieres, South Africa ranked 43 out of 169 countries surveyed, beating media heavyweights like the US.Although South Africa was one of the last countries to receive television, and colour broadcasts only began in 1975, it has developed the largest media network in Africa and viewers have access to a wide spectrum of local and international drama, comedy, sports and news.Useful linksDSTVETV 2007 Press Freedom Indexlast_img read more

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Inquirer top 7 UAAP 81 women’s volleyball players: Week 8

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting In the overall Best Scorers’ table, Madayag is the highest-scoring middle blocker with 134 points.6. Heather Guino-oWeeks on list: 2Last week: N/AHeather Guino-o. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Lady Tamaraws went 1-1 this week but Heather Guino-o still deserves some praise.FEU has been undermanned since rookie star Lycha Ebon went down with an injury in Week 6 and Guino-o dutifully stepped up her game in the Lady Tamaraws’ two games this week.Guino-o had a meager seven-point production in FEU’s first game this week against Ateneo but upped the ante on Saturday, putting up a career-high 22 points in the Lady Tamaraws’ 25-21, 19-25, 25-23, 25-22 win over UP.7. Marian Buitre (University of the Philippines, opposite hitter)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/AMarian Buitre. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUP needed someone to step up from its ranks when star hitter Isa Molde suffered an ankle injury on March 31.Fortunately for the Lady Maroons, veteran Marian Buitre was there.Buitre languished at UP’s bench for much of the season but she kept herself ready and in her first start she put up a career performance of 19 points in the Lady Maroons’ close 25-23, 20-25, 25-23, 24-26, 15-11 win against UE.She, however, slowed down in UP’s next game which was a 25-21, 19-25, 25-23, 25-22 loss to Ateneo, where she scored nine points. LATEST STORIES PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess 4. Eya Laure (University of Santo Tomas, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 6Last week: No.5Eya Laure. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Golden Tigresses, like the Lady Spikers, played just one game this week and it was a quick one.UST trumped UE in straight sets, 25-20, 25-20, 25-16, in a game that didn’t need any huge offensive outbursts from star Cherry Rondina—although she’s still the league’s top scorer with 197 total points.Leading the way for the Golden Tigresses was rookie star Eya Laure who’s on track to keep the Rookie of the Year prize.Laure finished with 14 points to maintain her spot as the second-best scorer in the league with 189 points.5. Maddie Madayag (Ateneo de Manila University, middle blocker)Weeks on list: 3Last week: N/AMaddie Madayag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s not just Kat Tolentino who has been the stabilizing factor for the Lady Eagles during this long winning streak.Enter middle blocker Maddie Madayag.The Lady Eagles’ main force in the middle is looking more impenetrable as the season goes on and she averaged 9.5 points during Ateneo’s perfect run this week.Madayag is also the league’s leading blocker with a total of 38 kill blocks and an average of 0.9 per set. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT Tolentino averaged 12 points this week while maintaining her place in the top five of the Best Scorers list with a total of 166 points for the No. 4 spot.2. Diana Carlos (University of the Philippines, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 3Last week: N/ADiana Carlos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDiana Carlos makes a return on this list, not much because of UP’s collective week but through her sheer scoring prowess.The Lady Maroons split their games this week but Carlos was nonetheless stellar for the no.5 team in the tournament.Carlos averaged 19 points this week and that was the most by anyone in Week 8.UP’s captain also ended the week as the No. 3 scorer with a total of 169 points.3. Jolina Dela Cruz (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Weeks on list: 3Last week: N/AJolina dela Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle had just one game this week but that lone match helped the Lady Spikers solidify their hold of the second spot in the standings and one person responsible for that outcome was rookie Jolina Dela Cruz.Dela Cruz was solid for the defending champions with 13 points while also helping on the defensive end with 10 excellent digs.La Salle’s rookie is also the third-highest scoring opposite in the league, 13th overall, with 115 points behind Kat Tolentino and Adamson’s Eli Soyud. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MANILA, Philippines—The Final Four spots are down to three.Ateneo officially clinched its place in the big dance leaving defending champion De La Salle, University of Santo Tomas, Far Eastern University, and University of the Philippines fighting for the remaining spots in the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Lady Spikers are in second after Week 8 with an 8-3 record, two games behind the Lady Eagles, while the Golden Tigresses and the Lady Tamaraws are squeezed in the third spot with 7-4 records.The Lady Maroons have the toughest bind out of all the remaining Final Four contenders with their 6-5 record putting them at the fifth spot. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew DeMarcus Cousins to get his first playoff chance at last SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles National University was officially eliminated from the race after falling to a 3-8 record while University of the East, 2-9, and Adamson University, 1-10, languish at the bottom of the ladder.With the team scenarios out of the way, here are the seven best players that made Week 8 must-watch television.1. Kat Tolentino (Ateneo de Manila University, opposite hitter)Weeks on list: 5Last week: No.2Kat Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo’s maddening rush has resulted to 10 straight wins with its lone loss of the tournament against La Salle in the opening weekend, and one focal point of that streak is the steady play of Kat Tolentino.Tolentino has been the Lady Eagles’ best scorer throughout the tournament and she has been the team’s constant throughout their winning run.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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STOCKTAKE SALE- MUST SEE! GREAT BARGAINS!

first_imgAfter a serious sort out and count of all of the Touch Footy merchandise we’ve got in the mountains of boxes in the storage room, we’ve put together a list of items going out at bargain prices in the 2005 STOCKTAKE SALE. Simply go to www.myclubtouch.com.au and click on the link ‘Shop’ to view these specials and purchase them, as well as other stock online, or simply click here to go straight to the specials: TOUCH FOOTBALL SHOP- STOCKTAKE SALE Scroll through the pages of stock, these will be updated over the next week or so, with more stock and more sale items added on. There is a huge variety of things on sale, with plenty of chances to grab some supporters gear for our Aussie teams (perhaps you’re heading to the All Nations and looking for something to wear?) Or perhaps you’re needing some t-shirts or hats to kit out your association’s junior teams in? The stocktake sale could be just what you need! To purchase online you’ll need to register in the shop. If you have any questions please email [email protected] Postage costs for bought items: $2.20 for orders under $5.00 $5.00 for orders up to $50 $7.50 for orders between $50 and $100 $10.00 for orders over $100last_img read more

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10 months agoMarcos Llorente: My future at Real Madrid…?

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Marcos Llorente: My future at Real Madrid…?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMarcos Llorente insists he’s not thinking about his options at Real Madrid.The midfielder was all set to leave next month, only to force his way into coach Santiago Solari’s plans in recent games.Asked about his situation in Abu Dhabi, Llorente replied: “I do not have that in mind. “Now we have the Club World Club – which is very important for us. “We want to win it anyway, that’s what I think about and nothing else.” last_img read more

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Rory McIlroy Could Be A Bigger Threat To Jack Nicklaus Than Tiger

You couldn’t have scripted a more media-ready changing-of-the-guard than this year’s PGA Tour Championship. Since Tiger Woods’s gentle smack-talk after Rory McIlroy’s British Open win in July, McIlroy won at WGC-Bridgestone (taking back his No. 1 ranking), and on Sunday he followed that with his third win in a row and fourth major victory — coming from behind, in the dark, and fending off Phil Mickelson, no less!Meanwhile, Woods missed another cut, amid lingering health questions, and still hasn’t won a major since George W. Bush was president. For the better part of a decade, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Woods would meet or surpass Jack Nicklaus’s 18 major wins. Now, that goal is less and less attainable.Even a few days ago, I would have thought positing McIlroy as a greater threat to Nicklaus than Woods was ridiculous, but this is where we stand: McIlroy has built up one of the best starts to a career in modern golf history, essentially matching the Golden Bear through age 25, and each day Woods moves farther away from his prime.It may not look like much, but that four-major start by McIlroy is firmly in Woods and Nicklaus territory — they are the only players to have won four majors through age 25. Winning those four majors in a 15-tournament span is also a rare accomplishment. There have been a number of similarly meteoric rises in golf, but they usually come at a more mature age (see, for example: Nick Faldo, Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan). And some early starts aren’t so meteoric (Seve Ballesteros).McIlroy has had both:Of course, after Woods won his fourth major, he went on to win the next two as well, and four of the next seven, so it’s silly to call McIlroy the next Tiger. But McIlroy doesn’t have to be as good now as Woods was then to have a chance at passing Nicklaus — Woods was way ahead of Nicklaus’s pace before injuries and possibly other things got the better of him.And now, even after clawing his way back to the top of the rankings, Woods isn’t who he used to be. At this point, it would take something unprecedented for him to match or pass Nicklaus. He needs four majors for a share of the lead, but by the time the Master’s comes around again in 2015, it will have been nearly seven years since Woods last won a major (no player has ever won four majors after going even five years between wins). And Woods will be 39 years old (no player has ever won four majors after the age of 39, not even the notoriously ever-spry Nicklaus).The good news for Woods is that he has some experience doing things that are fairly unprecedented in golf.But what about McIlroy’s expectation at this point? Trying to model the long-run performance and behavior of outliers can be particularly difficult, because the other data isn’t really a good guide. Nonetheless, assuming McIlroy faces the same regression to the mean as the average golfer does after a hot start (about a 50 percent to 75 percent reduction in win rate for the rest of his career), my best estimate is that he should win around 12 majors — plus or minus six or eight.For Tiger to beat Jack, he’ll have to break an unexpected trend, and for Rory to beat Jack, he’ll have to maintain a trend unexpectedly. read more

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How FiveThirtyEights NCAA Tournament Forecasts Did

We love making predictions at FiveThirtyEight, but we know that they’d be meaningless if we didn’t check to see how accurate they turned out to be. Over the past month, we forecast every NCAA college basketball game for the women’s and men’s tournaments, updating our numbers almost a hundred times as 132 teams were pared down to two champions.So let’s relive the NCAA tournament not through “One Shining Moment” but through a vetting of FiveThirtyEight’s forecasts.MEN’SOne way to assess our accuracy is to pit ourselves against Vegas, the gold standard of sports predictions. We took our final probabilities from before each March Madness game — converted to a point spread1The calculation for converting a win probability to a point spread in R: -qnorm(win_prob, mean = 0, SD = 10.36). That standard deviation is derived from a model Nate Silver built several years ago, based on about six years’ worth of tournament games. We then rounded to the nearest half point. — and used them to place hypothetical bets on the final Vegas line. For example: Vegas had Texas at -2.5 over Butler, but we gave the Longhorns just a 54 percent chance of winning. This implied a line of -1, so we bet on Butler to cover. (And we won!)Here’s how our hypothetical bets did through the round of 64. Note that if our implied line matched Vegas’s exactly, we wouldn’t place a hypothetical bet on that game.A 17-13 record is strong — enough to maybe make some money. More importantly, our model performed well when it differed significantly from Vegas. In seven games, marked in gray above, our model had a perceived edge of three points or more — a sizable gap in forecasting between the two basketball forecasts. In these games, our bets went 5-2.After the round of 64, things didn’t go so great:Through these last 31 games, our spreads tracked Vegas very closely. We disagreed on the favorite just once (correctly picking Notre Dame to beat Wichita State), and there were no games where our perceived edge was three points or greater. In 21 games, our edge was half a point to a point, a relatively small advantage to place actual money on. Luckily we didn’t, as these hypothetical bets went 6-15. When our perceived edge was greater than a point, our bets went 3-3. That gave us an overall March Madness record of 26-31, with 10 no bets.Betting against Vegas is great, but we’re aware that many of our readers stopped looking at our forecasts the moment they turned in their bracket. This means that the performance of our first, pre-tourney predictions was especially important.If you built a men’s bracket using only FiveThirtyEight’s initial numbers, you would have gotten 70 percent of the games correct. It’s hard to tell if we should be happy with that number — it’s certainly not going to impress sammyholtz16 or anyone else on top of the ESPN Bracket Challenge leaderboard. A better way to assess probabilistic forecasts is a calculation known as a Brier score, which we can use to compare ourselves to other models like Ken Pomeroy’s, Jeff Sagarin’s,2Sagarin just produces a power ranking, so for that model we used the converted probabilities that appeared in The New York Times. The Power Rank, ESPN BPI, and numberFire.A short, but still mathy, example of how Brier scores work: Our initial predictions gave No. 6 seed Xavier a 26.5 percent chance of advancing to the Sweet 16, while Ken Pomeroy’s log5 model gave them a 24.8 percent chance.3It’s sort of unfair to compare our forecast to Pomeroy’s, as our model incorporates his numbers as one of our variables. Pomeroy’s ratings and Jeff Sagarin’s power rankings can be used to forecast the tournament, but they were built to be useful throughout the entire college basketball season; they’re intentionally more generalized. Xavier did advance, so our Brier score for that event was (1 – 0.265)^2, or 0.54, while Pomeroy scored a 0.57. Being closer to zero is better, so we were (slightly) more accurate for that prediction.We calculated each model’s average Brier score for each round of the tournament. To benchmark all the results, we added a “chalk” model that assigned a 100 percent probability to the higher seed winning each game.4For games between teams with the same seed, the S-curve was used as a tiebreaker. Not every model predicted the play-in games, so for consistency we used every site’s predictions from before the First Four, but only measured the accuracy of predictions from after those games were played. Here are the results, including an overall average:FiveThirtyEight came in third, and all the models beat the chalk. Our forecasts started strong, with the lowest Brier score for the round of 64. We assigned the highest probabilities to Georgia State’s and Dayton’s upset chances — 24 and 38 percent, respectively. The Dayton pick — calculated before the play-in games began — was a coup for the geographic component of our calculations: Dayton had a home game against Boise State for its play-in, and then had to travel just a few dozen miles for its round of 64 matchup.NumberFire came in second, leaning heavily on favorites throughout the tournament. This killed numberFire early on — it gave Iowa State a 96 percent change over UAB — but this confidence paid off as the bracket became chalkier and chalkier. Other models, like Pomeroy’s, consistently underrate the favorites’ probability of winning, leading to weaker Brier scores.Once Duke started rolling, The Power Rank pulled away. Among the models we looked at, the site gave the Blue Devils the highest probability of advancing to the Sweet 16 (88 percent), Elite Eight (71 percent), Final Four (46 percent), and Championship game (27 percent). Duke was given a 12 percent chance to win the title at the tournament’s start. To compare, our model and numberFire each put Duke at six percent, while BPI had it at just three percent. Given that Duke is traditionally undervalued in bracket pools, fans who built their brackets on The Power Rank’s numbers likely had a pretty good tournament.WOMEN’SVegas might be the gold standard of sports predictions over in the men’s tournament, but unfortunately we couldn’t find a reliable source of betting lines for the women’s NCAA tournament (nor could we find them for any games other than the championship). This year was the first time we made March Madness predictions for the women’s tournament, and we knew there would be less data available for making the women’s model.Because there’s no major alternative we can use to judge our forecast, we were left with an imperfect measure: Did it do better than if we had just picked favorites? It’s a draw! if you built a women’s bracket using only FiveThirtyEight’s initial numbers, you would have gotten 84 percent of games correct, compared to … 84 percent if only favorites won.But Brier scores can help settle the tie. Here’s what happened when we compared our probabilistic results to the all-favorites picks.Our model outperformed the chalk model in the opening rounds (as it should have), but in some matchups it did more than just outperform. We gave DePaul, a No. 9 seed, a 77 percent chance of upsetting Minnesota, a No. 8 seed, and the Blue Demons won by seven. In the Spokane region, we gave Gonzaga a 48 percent chance of upsetting George Washington, nearly a coin toss, and sure enough, Gonzaga made a strong run all the way to the third round.We didn’t predict the Dayton upset of Kentucky (we gave them only a 22 percent chance of making it that far), and by the Sweet 16, the chalk model began to outperform us. Perhaps our model’s biggest oversight was placing too much weight on South Carolina making it to the national championship over Notre Dame, which was due in part to the geographical advantages we assigned to their playing in Greensboro. Both teams were No. 1 seeds, but Notre Dame was the higher 1 seed. We gave South Carolina a 40 percent chance of making it to the finals, and Notre Dame only a 34 percent chance. This was a very chalky tournament to begin with, however, with heavy, heavy favorites like UConn and the rest of the No. 1 seeds dominating the bracket.In total, however, we outperformed the chalk, and we’re pleased with how our first women’s March Madness predictions did. We’ll have more data to build on for next year, plus a better understanding of the fat-tailed distributions particular to the women’s tournament — and we’ve got a pretty good idea of who our model will favor again.CORRECTION (March 15, 2016, 12:10 p.m.): An earlier version of the first footnote in this article misstated the equation used to calculate implied point spreads from win probabilities. This calculation used a mean of zero, not one. The numbers that appeared in the article were not affected. read more

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FIFA files a complaint against Viagogo over World Cup illegal ticket

first_imgFIFA have filed an unauthorized sale of World Cup tickets complaint against secondary ticketing firm Viagogo.FIFA revealed they have gathered several complaints over the past few months about the “opaque and deceptive business conduct” ticketing firm Viagogo, and took action after consulting with other stakeholders who are dissatisfied by the criminal act.They also warned fans to desist from firms that ask them to buy from them as they haven’t authorized any firm to sale World Cup. They stressed that only the FIFA website should be used as the official and legitimate place to buy World Cup tickets and anyone with a ticket that can be traced to an unauthorised resale site will not be allowed entry to World Cup matches, according to Sky Sports.IranFan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.“As part of its efforts to protect the fans and prevent unauthorised ticket resales for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, FIFA filed a criminal complaint on 4 June 2018 based on a breach of the law on unfair competition against Viagogo AG with the public prosecutor’s office in Geneva,” world football’s governing body said in a statement.“Over the past months, FIFA has received numerous complaints from individuals, consumer protection bodies and other market players over the opaque and deceptive business conduct of Viagogo AG,” it added.last_img read more

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Guests take to TripAdvisor to comment on tourist shooting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos, June 26th 2017 – Providenciales – TripAdvisor has been good to Turks and Caicos in the good times but with this latest incident of a shooting of a guest in Providenciales, the comments by visitors are reflecting badly on the country.  Guests, sounding off in a forum over the weekend say they are troubled about the reports in increases in crime against tourists and concerned that law enforcement appears unable to cope with the surge in violence.From suggestions that the British get directly involved, to rebuttals that the British are involved and not doing a good job; to thoughts that guests need to be more careful of what they do on vacation, to others saying they have never had any trouble, to one asking if the island is safe for her and her family as she has a holiday coming up to still more people expressing concern that the criminals appear to be outwitting authorities; the rapport is damaging to the healthy tourism industry being enjoyed by these islands. Tourist Board statistics showed a decline in guest arrivals for 2016 – both long stay and cruise ship passengers.  Last year, Beaches Resort owner, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart reported that their bookings were down 30% due to the crime surge on Grace Bay Beach.  And this year TCI dropped from being both the #1 beach and the #1 island on TripAdvisor.  While TCI Police report that crime is down, it is clear that the violence in crime is up and there are too many reports of frightening accounts against visitors including muggings, armed robberies on the beach, car jacking and yes, shootings of which there were at least two in 2017.  Today, the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association plans to speak out and speak up on crime and tourism. #MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TripAdvisorslast_img read more

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