Arcata >> Even before his days as a college basketball player at Humboldt State, Zac Tiedeman knew that coaching was in his future. He was still just a teenager at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, but wanted to stay in the game long after he was the quarterback of the Jacks’ offense and hoisting threes from well beyond the arc.“I was thinking that I loved the game, my dad did it for a long time and I enjoy just being part of the group,” Tiedeman said.That chance has come at his alma, …
Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members The design of brick buildings and the quality of brick construction have declined dramatically in the last 100 years. While this statement is debatable, I’ll try to defend it with evidence. If my evidence is compelling, it raises questions about why certain technologies advance in sophistication while other technologies decline.Before I return to the topic of brick buildings, I’d like to take a detour to look at an example of technological evolution.I’m going to look at lighting technology — but I’m going to dial the time machine back before LEDs, before compact fluorescents, and before the incandescent lamp. I’m going to look at the evolution of the common household lamp: specifically, Palestinian olive oil lamps that were used between 2,500 B.C. and the 11th century A.D.My father, William Holladay, is now retired. He spent most of his working years as a full-time professor of Old Testament studies, with a specialty in the book of Jeremiah. He also worked (occasionally) as a part-time archaeologist. During the 1960s, when my family lived in Beirut, Lebanon, my father acquired a collection of ancient oil lamps. Most of these lamps were purchased in Jordan in 1964, when my father worked at a dig in Shechem.When arranged chronologically, the lamps tell a story of technological evolution. The earliest lamp in the collection, the one that dates from 2,500 B.C., is a simple bowl. It worked, but it was far from a perfect tool. If you tried to carry this lamp, the wick could easily slip from the bowl, creating a fire hazard, and precious oil could be easily spilled.Potters eventually learned to pinch one side of the bowl to create a recess for the wick, making it less likely that the wick would fall to the… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.
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.
Brighton and Hove Albion were beaten at Leicester 2-0 and it was a bitter defeat – Glenn Murray could have given the lead to the Seagulls in the 77th minute but he failed to convert a penalty.However, after that Vincente Iborra and Jamie Vardy scored two goals for the home side and secured a victory for the Foxes – and the coach of the guests felt like it was a very underserved one.The talented manager spoke about his side’s bitter loss as he claimed, according to Sports Mole:Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It’s hugely disappointing and a game that we didn’t deserve to lose.”“They got a bit of momentum after the penalty and that gets them the first goal. It was up to us to regroup again and look to get that goal or not to concede, and unfortunately, we did. It’s a very unfair scoreline but that’s the game and it can hurt you.”
While reviewing Kyle walker’s performance against Chelsea, BT Sport’s pundit Rio Ferdinand called the Manchester City defender “a liability at the top level.”Rio Ferdinand, who’s on a panel of pundits alongside Nedum Onuoah and Joe Cole, made the comments off-air but were just leaked. One Twitter user was watching a stream that could hear the discussion before returning live from commercials.“Look at Kyle Walker, sleeping,” Ferdinand said as he watched a replay of Chelsea’s first goal against City over the weekend, as quoted by the Independent.“Look at Kyle Walker. That’s why England – if he plays – he’ll always be a liability at the top level.”“I’m with you,” Cole replied. “I’m not saying that though because his mate comes to the gym!Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Everyone talks about this Man City team being perfect, they’re not perfect. They will gift you that. They will give you that quick attack because Kyle Walker is playing as a winger.”Ferdinand then said: “You always know that you will get an opportunity against them, but you have to be clinical like they were today. If you’ve got the b*******.”Cole finished the discussion by saying, “And that’s why the good teams can hurt them because they’ve got players like [Eden] Hazard who can find that pass, but they get away with it against other teams.”Chelsea managed to beat Man City 2-0 with a goal from Kante and another by David Luiz.
Posted: July 8, 2019 July 8, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Cory Briggs announces he’s running for City Attorney of San Diego Updated: 6:12 PM KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego attorney Cory Briggs announced he plans on Good Morning San Diego to challenge incumbent Mara Elliott for San Diego City Attorney.On his campaign website Briggs notes the reason he’s entering the race. “As someone who has spent nearly two decades fighting special interests at City Hall, I believe now’s the time to bring my training, experience, and taxpayers-first approach to the City Attorney’s Office.”Monday evening, KUSI’s Sasha Foo was live at city hall with more on the Cory Briggs quest to become the city’s top legal adviser. KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings
Deputy Commissioner Dan Carothers: Carothers has 28 years of experience in Alaska corrections, including a correctional superintendent, probation officer, and correctional officer. He also owns Alaska Polygraph, LLC, and is certified as a polygraph professional. He holds a bachelor’s degree in police science from George Mason University. Major Andy Greenstreet: Greenstreet is the acting director of the Division of the Alaska State Troopers. He has worked public safety assignments in Alaska for almost 25 years, including rural and urban posts. He is a graduate from the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Law Enforcement Training Program, and the FBI Academy in Virginia. Deputy Commissioner Leitoni Tupou: Tupou is currently the director of the Division of Institutions, where he supervises all adult correctional superintendents and program coordinators within the Department of Corrections. He has been employed for 18 years with the DOC, four in the commissioner’s office. Tupou holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University of Hawaii. Amanda Price, Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety (DPS): Price is a well-known victims’ advocate and leader. She last served as Governor Bill Walker’s senior advisor on violent crime response and prevention, and as the executive director of Standing Together Against Rape, or STAR. She also led the American Heart Association and Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Alaska chapters. Price studied biological science at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Deputy Attorney General, Civil Division, Treg Taylor: Taylor is currently senior corporate counsel for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC), an Alaska Native Corporation. He specializes in negotiating, drafting and finalizing contracts, as well as creating confidentiality agreements. Prior to his work at ASRC, he worked as an attorney at McKinley Capital Management. Taylor is also a commissioner for Anchorage Municipal Light and Power. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a law degree from Brigham Young University. Governor Dunleavy: “Improving public safety is job number one for my administration. I am confident this stellar team of professionals will dive right into fixing what is broken and making Alaskans feel safe again.” Nancy Dahlstrom, Commissioner of the Department of Corrections (DOC): Dahlstrom is a former state legislator with years of experience in building and managing effective teams. Currently, Dahlstrom is a consultant for WEKA, a security, personal safety, and secure transport provider. Dahlstrom was recently reelected to the legislature, a position she will resign in order to serve the Department of Corrections (DOC). Dahlstrom holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Wayland Baptist University, and a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of LaVerne. Deputy Commissioner Michael Duxbury: Duxbury is currently the captain of the Alaska Bureau of Investigation and State-wide Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU). He supervises 55 commissioned investigators and civilians deployed across Alaska and supervised the daily enforcement of illicit drug trafficking networks. Duxbury has been with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) for 28 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Strayer University and is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy. Kevin Clarkson, Attorney General: Clarkson is an attorney in private practice at Brena, Bell & Clarkson, P.C. Throughout his legal career, Clarkson has specialized in state and federal litigation at the administrative, pretrial, trial, and appellate levels regarding civil litigation, business and construction matters, contracts, and others. Clarkson was admitted to Super Lawyers in 2014-2017, a distinction held by no more than five percent of Alaska attorneys and he is “A” rated with Martindale -Hubbell. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Oregon State University, and a law degree from the Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy announced the members of his public safety team during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Colonel Doug Massie: Director of the Division of Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Massey has 21 years of combined experience as a police officer, Alaska State Trooper, field training officer, and first line supervisor in the department of Public Safety. He has been a leader in the Public Safety Employees Association for 13 years, negotiating four contracts for the Public Safety Officers Unit. He holds a law enforcement certificate from the University of Alaska Southeast.
Jacqueline FernandezPR HandoutBollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez is said to be considered for the role of the female lead opposite actor Junior NTR in Baahubali director SS Rajamouli’s much-talked-about movie RRR.It is well-known that SS Rajamouli is in search for an actress to play a British Colonial woman in RRR after Daisy Edgar Jones. Instead of a newcomer, he is said to be on the hunt for an experienced actress this time. Some B-Town actress including Shraddha Kapoor was linked with this movie, but none of them became true. The latest buzz in the industry is that Jacqueline Fernandez is being considered for this role.It is rumoured that SS Rajamouli sought the help of Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who recommended the name of Jacqueline Fernandez. Now, the director is considering casting her to play the female lead in RRR. The film unit feels that she will be a perfect match for the role of a British lady in the movie.Born in Bahrain, she hosted television shows in Bahrain at the age of fourteen. After pursuing a degree in mass communication from the University of Sydney in Australia, she worked as a television reporter in Sri Lanka. In 2006, she was crowned as the winner of the Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant and represented Sri Lanka at 2006 Miss Universe pageant in Los Angeles.Jacqueline Fernandez made her acting debut with Bollywood film Aladin in 2009 and has starred in around 20 movies in her career spanning 10 years. She has worked with popular Bollywood actors like Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Tiger Shroff and Siddharth Malhotra.Jacqueline Fernandez, who fantasised about becoming a Hollywood movie star at a young age, has a huge fan following not just in India, but also in some international markets. The actress, who is quite active on social media, boasts of 13.70 million followers on Twitter, 12.90 million followers on Instagram and 22.57 million fans on Facebook. Her addition will make a huge difference for RRR.
Vegans across the United Kingdom are currently up in arms over the otherwise-well-received £5 currency note that was released in September, after the Bank of England admitted on Twitter that traces of animal fat were used in the making of the note. However, concerns are being raised that the use of fat derived from beef could also hurt religious sentiments. The new £5 note, also known as a fiver, was released in September this year and has received a generally positive response because of its features. For starters, it is made of polymer, so does not tear or soil easily. That also makes it easy to recycle. It also has more security features built into it. However, rumours soon surfaced that it contains animal fat — more specifically, tallow, which is a rendered form of fat from mutton or beef.Someone actually decided to ask the Bank of England, which replied on Twitter: “There is a trace of tallow in the polymer pallets used in the base substrate of the polymer £5 notes.”Hi @Jools_Orca there is a trace of tallow in the polymer pallets used in the base substrate of the polymer £5 notes— Bank of England (@bankofengland) November 28, 2016The admission kicked up a storm almost immediately, with vegans and vegetarians in the UK swearing off the new currency. Now, there is even an online petition on social activism platform Change.org that is batting against this new currency note. It says: “The new £5 notes contain animal fat in the form of tallow. This is unacceptable to millions of vegans and vegetarians in the UK. We demand that you cease to use animal products in the production of currency that we have to use.” At the time of the writing this report, there were more than 14,000 signatures on the petition. Religious sentiments at stakeAs the news spreads through social media via vegan and vegetarian channels, there are fears that some religious minorities in the UK could also be hurt by this change to the fiver. One big group that could take affront are Hindus, who — even when they are not purely vegetarian — do not touch beef because they consider cows holy. Given that the tallow used in the new £5 notes may have come from beef, it remains to be seen how the Hindu population — of whom there are 817,000, or roughly 1.5 percent of the population in England and Wales, according to the 2011 census — react to this news.
Twitter user @ednewsdaily Late last week, a Texas appeals court ruled that cheerleaders can display bible verses at high school football games – citing protected private speech. Speech and protests during sporting events have been a recent topic for many school districts. Cheerleaders at Kountze High School in Southeast Texas sued back in 2012 when the district said that banners with bible verses could not be displayed. The district later changed their policy, and now a Texas appeals court has sided with the cheerleaders. An attorney for the school district told the Dallas Morning News it hasn’t decided if it will appeal. Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted on Sunday, “God bless these Texas cheerleaders who had the courage to display Bible verses on football banners.” God Bless these Texas Cheerleaders who had the courage to display Bible verses on Football Banners. #txlege #tcot https://t.co/H5j4tdZoz1— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 2, 2017This comes at a time when football players who kneel in protest during the national anthem at games have been scrutinized nationwide. Two high school football players in Crosby were kicked off their team on Friday, after one player knelt and another raised a fist during the national anthem. Share