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Deron Williams To Host Celebrity Dodge Barrage

first_imgDeron Williams will host his 5th Annual Celebrity Dodge Barrage charity event on Monday, September 15, 2014, at Basketball City located at 299 South Street – Pier 36 in NYC.Deron Williams Dodge BarrageRegistration will begin at 4:00pm and Red Carpet from 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Games will begin at 6:00pm.The Nets All-Star point guard’s signature fundraising event will feature a round-robin style dodgeball tournament, a VIP meet & greet lounge, a live and silent auction, great music by DJ Mode, top shelf open bar, a delicious array of food presented by Master Purveyors, Inc. and sweet treats by Konfections By Karrah and Jala.Confirmed attendees include NBA Stars Paul Millsap and Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks, Wes Matthews of the Portland Trailblazers, NY Giants Super Bowl Champions Steve Weatherford and Howard Cross and Miss Universe 2012 Nana Meriwether, to name a few.Internationally Acclaimed Opera Sensation James Valenti will sing the National Anthem and CBS Anchor Chris Wragge will be the emcee.All proceeds from this highly anticipated event will benefit the Point of Hope Foundation and Brooklyn’s League Education and Treatment Center.“This is my favorite event and I think it’s a great event. It’s pretty affordable for everybody and it’s a great way to raise money. There are so many different causes and diseases and people who have problems that the Point of Hope is just about helping people, and kids, especially. I’m blessed to be able to give back,” said Deron Williams.last_img read more


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HBO looks beyond Game of Thrones maybe back to a prequel

LOS ANGELES — When the last drop — or gallon — of blood is shed and an exultant victor has ascended to the Iron Throne, viewers may be split over how HBO’s fantasy saga ended but they’ll be joined in deprivation.“What do you do without ‘Game of Thrones?’” will be the lament heard after the May 19 finale, said media analyst Larry Gerbrandt. The question is even more critical to the pay-cable channel, which soared on dragon’s wings with its hugely popular, eight-season adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s novels.Keeping subscribers on board means more than another hit, even one as globally dazzling as “Game of Thrones” proved to be. But it’s where HBO can start to protect its brand and position, observers say, an effort both demanded and compounded by an increasingly congested small-screen landscape and the expectations of the channel’s corporate owner since 2016, AT&T.“I think they need a prestige show on this level to remain HBO,” Bill Carter, a media analyst for CNN and former reporter for The New York Times. But “more than ever, it’s really hard to find a hit show and to break through in this marketplace.”The channel is well into the hunt for a worthy successor, with one possibility an untitled prequel to “Game of Thrones” created by Martin and Jane Goldman and starring Naomi Watts. Set to begin shooting a pilot in June, it’s among several potential “Thrones” spinoffs being weighed, with discussions at HBO about “how many is too many,” said programming chief Casey Bloys.“We have high hopes” for the pilot, he said. “But I want to be clear, nobody is going into this thinking that we’re going to do a prequel and all of a sudden everybody who automatically watched ‘Game of Thrones’ is going to watch this. … It’ll have a different feel and different rhythm. We’re not trying to do the same show again.”That begs the question of what more HBO has to offer, he said. During a period in which “Game of Thrones” was off the air for scheduling reasons, series including “Westworld,” ”Sharp Objects” and “Barry” proved strong draws, Bloys said.“I’m not going to argue that we won’t miss ‘Game of Thrones.’ It’s been a fantastic show for us, but life does go on,” he said. He points to a deep bench of returnees, including Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon’s “Big Little Lies,” and newcomers including the graphic novel-based “Watchmen” from “Lost” producer Damon Lindelof. One marquee series that’s also in its final season: the much-admired comedy “Veep,” with Julia Louis-Dreyfus.HBO, which launched in 1972 and whose cachet has long justified the boastful slogan, “It’s not TV. It’s HBO,” has reached this crossroads before. At the turn of the century, pop-culture sensations “The Sopranos” and “Sex and the City” boosted the channel’s visibility and subscribers and made it a serious player for prestige awards — including cable’s first-ever Emmys for best drama and comedy series. After the shows wrapped, the channel moved nimbly on with audience-pleasers including “Six Feet Under” and “True Blood.”But that was then, and this is the time of streaming — or, in shorthand, Netflix, along with a growing host of others including Amazon and Hulu — and a shoulder-bumping rush for stars and showmakers to churn out more and more fare for outlets already awash in programming.HBO, no longer a singular alternative to staid broadcast networks, also got new corporate ownership when AT&T bought its parent company, Time Warner. HBO recently saw the exit of its chief executive, Richard Plepler, who had been with the channel for nearly 30 years and guided it to “Game of Thrones” glory.With AT&T’s resources, HBO has stepped up production and will see a 50% increase in the number of original program hours this year, Bloys said, arguing that volume doesn’t preclude high quality: “There’s nothing in 2019 that we’re putting on the air because we’re trying to hit an hour count. … We haven’t lowered any of our standards to reach a certain level of programming” and there is no pressure to do otherwise from WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey, he said.Subscribers ultimately will decide whether they think the shows are what they want. But expanding the pipeline is unavoidable, said Tuna Amobi, a media and entertainment analyst with investment firm CFRA.“It’s a very different competitive landscape for HBO than it was when they launched ‘Game of Thrones,’ and they realize that. That’s why you see them ratcheting up their investments in their programming,” Amobi said. Also key is how HBO’s online platform is integrated with planned WarnerMedia streaming offerings to reach the broadest audience possible and make full use of its content, he added.HBO “cannot rely on the old ways of doing things and hope that being a premium channel will bail you out,” he said.“Game of Thrones,” which debuted in 2011, has flourished despite the confounding number of small-screen choices. From its first-season average weekly tally of 9.3 million cumulative viewers, the series rose to a seventh-season high of 32.8 million across all HBO platforms, including the channel itself and streaming services HBO Go and HBO Now and over a period extending 30 days beyond the season’s end.It benefited from the devoted following for Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” clutch of novels. It was richly and painstakingly produced, filmed in 10 countries including Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Morocco, Iceland and Canada. Its appealing cast became household names, and the female characters that grew in stature and strength as the drama unfolded are routinely namechecked as part of the female-empowerment zeitgeist.“Game of Thrones” could boast of its Emmy dominance as well, with 47 trophies to date including three best drama series awards. Last year, it denied a second consecutive win to a worthy opponent, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” but HBO itself lost valuable Emmy bragging rights: It was surpassed in total nominations for the first time in 17 years and by relative newcomer Netflix, and the streamer tied HBO in wins.Analyst Gerbrandt, of Media Valuation Partners, isn’t counting the channel out. Many viewers still like so-called “curated” TV delivered to them, as opposed to searching online through dozens or hundreds of offerings, he said. There’s also the power of perception at work.“If there’s a brand that survives strictly on name, it’s probably HBO,” he said.___Lynn Elber can be reached at and on Twitter at .Lynn Elber, The Associated Press read more

Crescent Point shareholders reject dissident slate of directors but vote against sayonpay

CALGARY — The CEO of Crescent Point Energy Corp. is vowing to work harder to address complaints after shareholders rejected four dissident directors at its annual meeting on Friday, but refused to support the company’s approach to executive pay.Scott Saxberg acknowledged that the Calgary-based company has faced questions for years from investors critical of its spending, debt levels, executive pay and share performance but insisted it has already made changes and is willing to do more.“We’ve spent a lot of time listening to our shareholders … what they feel we need to do to succeed and improve our share price performance,” he said after the meeting.“And our view is we’re going to meet and exceed those expectations.”He defended the company’s entry into new oilfields in Utah, Saskatchewan and Alberta in the past few years. He said there are no plans to issue new equity and dilute share value in the current environment to pay for any further expansion projects.The company’s annual general meeting in Calgary was closed to the media, but loud applause echoed down the hall as the director voting results were announced.All 10 nominees put forward by the company were elected.Former investment banker Thomas Budd, one of the four defeated dissident nominees, said the action by activist Cation Capital Inc. has drawn attention to the many problems at Crescent Point.“Basically, the board has let Scott do whatever he’s wanted for three years,” he said after the meeting, adding the CEO’s pay hasn’t reflected the company’s troubled share price.He also suggested he owns more stock than the re-elected directors.“I bought stock when it was cheap,” he said. “Those board members that understand the company more than me, where have they been?”Sixty-one per cent of shareholders voted down a “say-on-pay” motion asking them to endorse the way Crescent Point pays its executives. The company also lost a similar motion at its 2016 annual meeting.Saxberg said he thinks the negative vote on compensation was more of a vote on its share price, which fell nearly 40 per cent in the 12 months before Cation launched its proxy challenge in early April.He said the share price has been hurt because investors lump Crescent Point in with the rest of the Canadian energy sector, which has been dogged by market access concerns, even though the company has few problems getting its mainly light oil production to market in pipelines. read more

Who Are The Favorites In The 2019 NFL Season

The more things change in the NFL, the more they stay the same. Fresh off of their sixth Super Bowl win with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick at the helm, the defending champion New England Patriots open the 2019 season as our favorite to win again. The rest of the top contenders are similar to last season’s as well: the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles round out the top five in Super Bowl odds, according to our predictions.But our NFL Elo model has changed in a somewhat significant way. You can read more about how it all works here, but in a nutshell, we have added a number of wrinkles to make our football picks more accurate:Quarterback adjustments. We hinted at this over the summer, but we now track rolling performance ratings1Based on a regression between Total QBR yards above replacement and basic box score numbers (including rushing stats) from a given game, adjusted for the quality of opposing defenses. for each QB in the league, which can then be compared with a team’s own rolling QB rating to adjust its Elo in games with a different quarterback starting.2This is very similar to the way we handle starting-pitcher adjustments in our MLB Elo model. (Related to this, we have a new interactive page that shows the relative quality of every quarterback in the league.)3Initial ratings for rookies are based on draft position, ranging from a 0 for an undrafted free agent to a +113 for a No. 1 overall pick like Arizona’s Kyler Murray. JacksonvilleN. Foles+914987.835242 ClevelandB. Mayfield+915168.441252 How we’re predicting the AFC North race Chance To… TeamStarting QBvs. avgElo RatingProj. WinsMake PlayoffsWin DivisionWin Super Bowl TeamStarting QBvs. avgElo RatingProj. WinsMake PlayoffsWin DivisionWin Super Bowl Chance To… MinnesotaK. Cousins+1215408.543273 N.Y. JetsS. Darnold-4814527.124111 TeamStarting QBvs. avgElo RatingProj. WinsMake PlayoffsWin DivisionWin Super Bowl Last year, the defending champion Eagles suffered a historic hangover to start their 2018 season, but eventually righted the ship to make the playoffs and even win a first-round game. Armed with Elo’s eighth-ranked QB (Carson Wentz), a talented supporting cast and one of the easiest schedules in the NFL, our model thinks Philadelphia should be division favorites in 2019 — particularly if the Eagles have better injury luck. The defending East champ Cowboys might have something to say about the Eagles being favorites, however, regardless of the holdout of RB Ezekiel Elliott. We rank QB Dak Prescott ninth in Elo, right behind Wentz. Once again trailing in the division are the Giants and Redskins; Washington has the better Elo rating but is slightly less likely to make the playoffs because of a tougher schedule than that of New York. Fittingly, both teams have mediocre veteran QBs (Eli Manning and Case Keenum) trying to fend off highly drafted rookies (Daniel Jones and Dwayne Haskins). PhiladelphiaC. Wentz+2015869.863%49%7% The playoffs are different. We found that differences in talent between opposing teams tend to be amplified in the NFL postseason, so now Elo differentials are multiplied by 1.2 before computing the expected win probabilities and point spreads for playoff games.Altogether, these changes improved our historical predictions by quite a bit in backtesting, so we’re feeling confident that our 2019 picks will be better than ever before.6You might notice that we don’t have a dedicated factor for defense included in the model. For one thing, defense would implicitly be part of a team’s non-quarterback Elo rating; for another thing, it was difficult to find specific defensive variables (such as coordinators) which improved predictive accuracy — perhaps because defense is notoriously difficult to predict between seasons. For cases below where we do need to refer to a team’s projected defensive quality, we used ESPN’s Football Power Index projections for the upcoming season.And what are those picks, exactly? Let’s run down what our Elo model thinks of each division in the NFL, starting with… AtlantaM. Ryan+6715338.339233 The AFC South experienced a dramatic shakeup when Andrew Luck retired two weeks ago, giving the division a whole new favorite: the Texans. Now, Houston is in somewhat tenuous possession of that distinction, with No. 6-ranked QB Deshaun Watson leading the way — despite last weekend’s bombshell trade that shipped star pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney to Seattle. The Titans aren’t far behind Houston, although QB Marcus Mariota has regressed over the past few years: In Week 12 of the 2016 season, his Elo adjustment would have been 61 points higher than an average quarterback; now it’s 34 points below average. The Jaguars are right in the mix as well, thanks in part to the acquisition of former Eagles backup Nick Foles; Foles adds 14 points of Elo compared with the team’s long-term historical QB rating (i.e., Blake Bortles). Finally, the Colts went from first to last in Elo’s division prediction — literally overnight — after Luck retired. Backup Jacoby Brissett is worth about 90 fewer Elo points by himself than Luck would have been — a huge blow to Indy’s chances of making a return trip to the playoffs. Even so, this is the most uncertain division race in the league. How we’re predicting the NFC East race L.A. RamsJ. Goff-915889.660%46%7% How we’re predicting the AFC East race How we’re predicting the NFC West race Chance To… L.A. ChargersP. Rivers+415809.659366 Quarterback ratings are relative to the average NFL team’s long-term rolling QB performance and are included in the listed Elo ratings. Simulations are updated as of Sept. 3, 2019.Source: ESPN N.Y. GiantsE. Manning-2714246.4179<1 What would Vegas do? In the past, our preseason ratings would simply be each team’s final rating from the previous season, reverted to the league’s average Elo rating by one-third. But our new system also incorporates ratings derived from a team’s over/under win total according to the Las Vegas sportsbooks, giving those twice the weight of mean-reverted Elo when setting a team’s preseason rating. HoustonD. Watson+2915338.443%32%3% TeamStarting QBvs. avgElo RatingProj. WinsMake PlayoffsWin DivisionWin Super Bowl The Chiefs are the second-most-likely team to win the Super Bowl, trailing only the Patriots. One of the biggest reasons: Elo ranks Patrick Mahomes as the fourth-most-valuable QB in the league behind Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan and Drew Brees. Although K.C. will probably regress some after last year’s breakout (we think the Chiefs’ point differential will fall from +144 to +79), and the defense is no better than average (it ranks 16th in ESPN’s preseason Football Power Index), we think this is the team most likely to dethrone New England. The Chargers aren’t running very far behind, either, ranking sixth in overall Elo. L.A. didn’t do much over the offseason — and its trademark injury problems are already cropping up — but this remains one of the most talented rosters in the game. The gap between this division’s top two and bottom two is vast. The Broncos upgraded under center with former Ravens QB Joe Flacco, but he’s still mediocre at best. Late summer for the Raiders has been a circus even by the standards of a “Hard Knocks” team; maybe Brown will improve QB Derek Carr’s numbers, but the team has plenty of other question marks. Oakland and Denver won’t be helped by playing the two toughest schedules in the league, either. BaltimoreL. Jackson-4015278.441263 Chance To… DetroitM. Stafford-2214586.922121 ChicagoM. Trubisky+1215669.152%37%5% BuffaloJ. Allen-1214757.630151 Kansas CityP. Mahomes+59161510.369%50%9% Quarterback ratings are relative to the average NFL team’s long-term rolling QB performance and are included in the listed Elo ratings. Simulations are updated as of Sept. 3, 2019.Source: ESPN MiamiR. Fitzpatrick-213895.5104<1 Green BayA. Rodgers+2815228.238243 How we’re predicting the NFC South race TeamStarting QBvs. avgElo RatingProj. WinsMake PlayoffsWin DivisionWin Super Bowl Quarterback ratings are relative to the average NFL team’s long-term rolling QB performance and are included in the listed Elo ratings. Simulations are updated as of Sept. 29, 2019.Source: ESPN At the top of the NFC South, we have Drew Brees and the Saints coming in as favorites to win the division for a third straight year. Elo rates Brees as the league’s third-best QB, even though he sputtered down the stretch of last season and will turn 41 in January. Fortunately for New Orleans, its supporting cast appears to be good enough to help ease Brees into old age, ranking eighth in QB-independent Elo.9I.e., the team’s adjusted Elo rating if Brees were to be replaced with an average starter at quarterback. As for the Falcons, Matt Ryan is No. 2 in our QB rankings, but the rest of the team ranks 25th in QB-independent Elo. That’s more an indictment of a defense that ranks 23rd in preseason projected FPI than an offense that still includes hyper-productive WR Julio Jones, but Atlanta is hoping that a coaching staff of all new coordinators can help Ryan. The Panthers are still only three seasons removed from a Super Bowl appearance, but they’ve gone exactly 24-24 since then. Elo calls for more of the same this season, with an 8-8 projected record, although Carolina does have the No. 10 QB in our rankings (Cam Newton) and a respectable 38 percent chance of getting back to the playoffs. Finally, the Buccaneers are hoping to end the franchise’s postseason drought at 11 seasons — but they need to improve on last year’s horrid defensive performance and get more consistency from both Jameis Winston and a passing attack that had the third-highest game-to-game QB Elo variance10Trailing only the Rams and the Nathan Peterman-led Bills. of any team in 2018. CincinnatiA. Dalton-4014146.2158<1 This is the tightest division race in the NFC. The Bears are favored to win again, though Mitchell Trubisky is Elo’s second-lowest rated QB in the North. (He’s 13th overall, so it mainly speaks to the quality of passers in this division.) On the other side of the ball, the amount of talent on Chicago’s defense is impressive, a necessary component as the Bears are hoping to repeat as last year’s stingiest defense in terms of points allowed. The Vikings come in slightly lower but are still 13th overall by the Elo rankings. So should we blame QB Kirk Cousins for Minnesota’s disappointing 2018 season? Probably not. Although his Elo rating wasn’t as high as during his 2016 or 2017 campaigns, Cousins was good for most of last year, and he enters 2019 as our 12th-ranked quarterback. But the best QB Elo in the division belongs to Aaron Rodgers of the Packers. Even if former coach Mike McCarthy didn’t always put him in the best position to succeed, Rodgers still had solid numbers last season and is currently ranked seventh in QB Elo. (It’s the rest of the roster that’s holding Green Bay back from a division probability better than that 24 percent.) Last, we have the Lions. They project to finish fourth, with QB Matthew Stafford coming off his worst season in years and a second-year coach already on the hot seat. But we do call for Detroit to return to its rightful place in the NFL standings, with roughly a 7-9 record, after last season’s 6-10 hiatus. DenverJ. Flacco-1614626.82091 DallasD. Prescott+1815478.949334 TennesseeM. Mariota-3415027.836252 WashingtonC. Keenum-2414276.31691 San FranciscoJ. Garoppolo-2114807.428171 Travel distance and rest matter. We used to give a blanket home-field advantage of 65 Elo points for every game that wasn’t at a neutral site. Now, we modify our home-field effect4Which is worth a flat adjustment of 55 Elo points. using the distance the visiting team needed to travel to get to the game, docking a team by 4 points of Elo for every 1,000 miles traveled.5This effect is not applied to international games, though it is used for the Super Bowl. Teams also perform better after a bye week (including teams that don’t play during the opening week of the playoffs), so we now give a bonus of 25 Elo points whenever a team is coming into a game fresh and extra-rested. PittsburghB. Roethlisberger+8715699.558%41%5% OaklandD. Carr-2614135.8125<1 Chance To… New EnglandT. Brady+52164011.180%69%14% IndianapolisJ. Brissett-5514797.328191 TeamStarting QBvs. avgElo RatingProj. WinsMake PlayoffsWin DivisionWin Super Bowl As we said above, the Patriots are not only the division favorites (for what feels like the millionth consecutive season) but are also the model’s top Super Bowl pick. Their fate is tied to Tom Brady continuing to play well at an age when basically no other QB has done that, of course, and he’ll have to do it without favorite security blanket Rob Gronkowski, who retired in March. But Brady hasn’t shown many signs of slowing down yet, and he’ll get to face the NFL’s easiest schedule7According to the average Elo ratings of New England’s regular-season opponents, adjusted for expected starting QBs and home-field advantage. in 2019. Perhaps surprisingly, Elo gives the Bills a slight edge over the Jets for second place in the East. Both teams’ sophomore QBs (Josh Allen and Sam Darnold) played well down the stretch last season, though our model likes Allen a bit more. New York had the more eventful offseason, signing Le’Veon Bell and abruptly firing GM Mike Maccagnan, but the Bills might have made steadier progress. And the Dolphins bring up the rear, though they have the division’s second-highest rated Elo QB in newcomer Ryan Fitzpatrick. (Amid questions of Miami tanking, Vegas gives the Phins 500-to-1 Super Bowl odds, the worst in football.) Quarterback ratings are relative to the average NFL team’s long-term rolling QB performance and are included in the listed Elo ratings. Simulations are updated as of Sept. 3, 2019.Source: ESPN TeamStarting QBvs. avgElo RatingProj. WinsMake PlayoffsWin DivisionWin Super Bowl New OrleansD. Brees+61160410.063%46%8% How we’re predicting the AFC West race CarolinaC. Newton+1415158.338223 Chance To… Tampa BayJ. Winston+714466.61791 Quarterback ratings are relative to the average NFL team’s long-term rolling QB performance and are included in the listed Elo ratings. Simulations are updated as of Sept. 3, 2019.Source: ESPN SeattleR. Wilson+1415458.746314 Quarterback ratings are relative to the average NFL team’s long-term rolling QB performance and are included in the listed Elo ratings. Simulations are updated as of Sept. 3, 2019.Source: ESPN Chance To… TeamStarting QBvs. avgElo RatingProj. WinsMake PlayoffsWin DivisionWin Super Bowl Quarterback ratings are relative to the average NFL team’s long-term rolling QB performance and are included in the listed Elo ratings. Simulations are updated as of Sept. 3, 2019.Source: ESPN How we’re predicting the NFC North race Quarterback ratings are relative to the average NFL team’s long-term rolling QB performance and are included in the listed Elo ratings. Simulations are updated as of Sept. 3, 2019.Source: ESPN Chance To… Rumors of the Steelers’ demise appear to have been greatly exaggerated. Despite a tumultuous offseason that involved officially losing Bell8The running back sat out all of last season as part of a contractual dispute. and also shipping receiver Antonio Brown to the Raiders, Pittsburgh remains the top-ranked team in the North. Part of that is thanks to Ben Roethlisberger, who checks in as Elo’s No. 1 overall QB, and part of it is because the Steelers have one of the league’s easiest schedules. The Ravens and Browns are neck-and-neck behind them; Elo is skeptical about Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson after he posted not-so-great numbers as a rookie, but it thinks his supporting cast is superior to Baker Mayfield’s in Cleveland — despite the Browns’ big offseason (hi, Odell) and general hype level heading into 2019. Meanwhile, the Bengals are a distant No. 4, as QB Andy Dalton has seen better days, and the team is breaking in a first-time head coach (Zac Taylor). ArizonaK. Murray-5013895.5106<1 The Rams are coming off a Super Bowl run, and there were times last season when they looked unbeatable, not least because of a GOAT-level performance by defensive lineman Aaron Donald. But with questions remaining about QB Jared Goff and RB Todd Gurley — to say that neither were major factors in the playoffs would be an understatement — L.A. might be due for a regression, even if Elo does still consider the Rams division favorites. A number of signs point to a decline, from L.A.’s 6-1 record in close games last year and favorable bounces in recovering fumbles, to a more difficult schedule and even the possibility of adverse effects due to more injuries. Elo thinks the Rams’ point differential will drop from +143 to +58 this season. Behind them, the Seahawks have the division’s best (slash only above-average) Elo QB in Russell Wilson, and they did some offseason shuffling — Clowney and Ziggy Ansah will replace Frank Clark on the pass rush, for example. But Seattle mostly looks like the same good-but-not-great team it was last season. The 49ers will get a do-over with Jimmy Garoppolo after the QB was injured three games into the 2018 season. But is Jimmy G. any good? Elo’s still not sure. It ranks Garoppolo 22nd among starters heading into 2019, despite his hefty price tag. All three of those teams could potentially contend for the division, though. For the Cardinals, that looks like a long shot at best with the tandem of rookie QB Kyler Murray and first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Elo gives Arizona the worst rating and tied for the lowest playoff odds of any team in the NFL this season. How we’re predicting the AFC South race read more

Doing Ones Part The RollsRoyce Phantom Electric

first_imgAttention, Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf: Step aside (or be moved aside?). Now Rolls-Royce has an electric car, the one-off Phantom 102EX. The three-ton electric debuts at the Geneva Auto Show in a week. “We have engineered the world’s first battery electric vehicle for the ultra-luxury segment,” said CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös. Mass production is not imminent. Instead, the vehicle also known as the Phantom Experimental Electric “will serve to begin a dialogue with existing owners and stakeholders, posing as well as answering questions of its audience.” The car will be shown and driven through Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America. Until the auto show, details on the vehicle are limited other than that it’s an electric-drive vehicle based on the Rolls-Royce Phantom. This is the full-size Rolls-Royce, rather than the more compact, at 213 inches, Rolls-Royce Ghost (see review). One of the questions Rolls-Royce wants to answer in its dialog with current owners is what they consider to be an acceptable range. Most electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf are good for just under 100 miles, while the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt goes 25-40 miles before a small gasoline engine kicks in. One assumes that if you own a Rolls-Royce, it’s not the only vehicle in the carriage house. Given the multiplier effect of electricity – using electric power generated elsewhere compared to petrol burned in the car’s engine – the effective economy rating is 2-3 times that of using gasoline or diesel based on the cost of electricity generated vs. the cost of fuel. So the Phantom’s 14 mpg combined rating in the U.S. (11 mpg city, 18 mpg highway) with a gasoline engine might, with an electric powerplant of similar output, be on the order of 40 mpg. Rolls-Royce even set up its own website to the tell the story directly: The site, says Rolls-Royce, “is a portal to fuel [so to speak] a wider global debate seeking views on the question of electric luxury from media, VIPs and stakeholders.”last_img read more

Scarpelli calls dismissal an overreaction by county

first_imgDocuments released by Clark County provide new details and raise new questions over the sudden dismissal of animal control manager Paul Scarpelli, who said that drinking an after-hours beer landed him in trouble.Last month, Scarpelli and multiple members of his staff unexpectedly left their jobs at animal control, which has raised concerns about public safety after the county announced it’s temporarily cutting back on the agency’s service levels.County officials have declined to comment on personnel matters. But Scarpelli, a county employee of 17 years, said the county overreacted.“I have not found a single person who understands how that punishment equates to that action,” said Scarpelli.Here are a few takeaways from the nine pages of records released by the county.Conflicting memosA May 17 memo addressed to Scarpelli advised him he was being put on administrative leave while human resources investigated an allegation that he had violated employee policy. The violation involved “purchasing and consuming alcohol” while representing the county at an off-site meeting during the workday.But another memo bearing the same date suggests the investigation had been completed.Scarpelli said in an email that he never received the first memo stating that he was on leave. He said that he worked until the minute he was fired.Another memo, also dated May 17, from then-interim Director of Community Development Mitch Nickolds (who has since been permanently appointed to the job) gave Scarpelli notice of a “Due Process Meeting” to be held on May 22 in the Public Service Center, where he would be given a chance to respond to the allegations. It referenced an investigation that appeared to be already complete.last_img read more

Bahamas Davis secures near 80 of PLP vote

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#PhillipDavisnewPLPleader Davis officially sworn in as Opposition Leader Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas – October 27, 2017 – Nearly 80% of the delegates’ votes went to Philip Brave Davis to make him officially now the leader of the Opposition, Progressive Liberal Party.It was evident that the country’s oldest living political party was not yet ready to make the history making move of having the first female party leader in Glenys Hanna Martin who lost soundly in the race, which ended two days before her birthday which is today.The MP for Englerston got 300 votes while Davis, the MP for Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador took the title with a whopping 1,004.Grand Bahama resident, Troy Garvey had three votes in support of his bid with 12 spoiled ballots, according to media reports. Recommended for youlast_img read more

Payroll in Clark County grows at warp speed

first_imgPayrolls in Clark County enjoyed “warp speed” growth in the 12 months ending in June, the region’s labor economist reported Tuesday, adding 5,800 jobs and posting an annualized growth rate that tops 4 percent.That year-over-year growth included an increase of 1,500 jobs from May to June, according to Scott Bailey, regional labor economist for the state Employment Security Department. One caveat, Bailey said, is that some of the new jobs were a result of the relocation of the telecom firm Integra from Portland “and so were not really new.”Nevertheless, all but one employment sector experienced growth over the year. Education and health services boomed with 1,400 jobs; professional and business services expanded by 1,200 jobs; trade, transportation and utilities added 1,100 positions; construction was “blazing,” Bailey said, with 900 jobs; and information services was “hotter than July,” with 500 jobs — an 18.5 percent increase over the year.Manufacturing was the only sector to experience a loss, shedding 100 jobs since June 2013.Clark County’s annualized growth rate of 4.2 percent more than doubled that of the nation’s (1.8 percent), easily topped those of Washington and Oregon (2.8 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively) and surpassed that of the Portland metro area (3.3 percent).As the county’s labor market has improved, its unemployment rate has steadily dropped.The county’s preliminary jobless rate in June clocked in at 6.4 percent. That’s down from 10 percent unemployment in June 2013. However, June’s initial jobless rate of 6.4 percent will likely be revised upward next month. The revision would take into account those unemployed county residents who previously worked in Oregon.last_img read more

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first_imgVaralaxmi Sarathkumar.PR HandoutVaralaxmi Sarathkumar has come down heavily on the three movie reviewers, who made distasteful comments on female characters in Nerkonda Paarvai in their film review on their YouTube channel. Their insensitive views sparked outrage with a few celebs condemning their conversation in the clip.”I hope those 3 men get raped in we can say..hey we dont feel sorry for you..we jus dont feel like caring..because you asked for it by opening you big damn mouths…and calling it a review..please shut ur mouths..#ShameOnYou #insensitice #ignorant. [sic]” Varalaxmi tweeted.”Hahahhaah…they are not even worth a single tweet bcos that just means more people will watch their nonsensical so called god how backward are these people..?? Are you serious..?? You dont care what happens to girls just bcos they are outgoing..?? *****#####***** [sic]” she vented her anguish on Twitter.After watching the movie in the special preview, the reviewers debated how the content is misfit to the Tamil society while rejecting the message the movie tries to convey.One of the members in the panel claims that people does not feel sympathy towards the women’s plight in Nerkonda Paarvai because they belong to upper-class of the society. “They party in pubs, drink, discuss about losing virginity which is the reason why people become disinterested in the fight for justice. It is the drawback of the film,” the reviewer says.Another member adds that going to pubs and having sex is normal in North India.”But Tamil culture is different which is why the audience will not have sympathy towards the victims in Nerkonda Paarvai,” another reviewer adds.The core theme of Ajith’s Nerkonda Paarvai is about patriarchal society and deals with the idea of consent. In fact, the reviewers’ comments expose the flawed beliefs of men towards women and how blaming the victims in sexual assault case have become a norm in the society. Ajith Kumar and Vidya Balan in Nerkonda Paarvai.PR HandoutHowever, the video has been removed from their channel following the massive outrage.last_img read more

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first_img We have to give them credit: DC Universe has been more than worth the money. The streaming service not only offers some of the absolute best animated adaptations of DC Comics, they’ve also built a live-action slate that is establishing an identity of its own. The recently-wrapped Doom Patrol shows that they understand what made the 1990s Vertigo line a smashing success, and we’re about to see if they can repeat the victory with Swamp Thing (premiering May 31 on DC Universe). The murky plant-man has gone through lots of changes in his fictional existence, so we thought we’d bring you up to speed with one of our patented Geeksplainers.Who Is the Swamp Thing?First appearing in the pages of 1972’s House Of Secrets #92, in an eight-page story by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the Swamp thing is a shambling, mute creature of enormous strength composed of vegetation. In that first appearance, he was scientist Alex Olsen, who was killed in a lab explosion set by his unscrupulous partner, who threw his mangled body into the swamp. Mysterious forces and unknown chemicals revived Olsen, his body transformed, and he kills the heel to save his wife but is unable to tell her what he’s become.The story drew a decent amount of fan mail, so DC editorial decided to give the creature his own series. Swamp Thing #1 retold the origin, changing Alex Olsen to Alec Holland and introducing his nemesis, the mad scientist Anton Arcane. The character went on to pit his inhuman strength and regenerative ability against a variety of odd threats, from a town full of robots to the demon Nebrios. Like a lot of DC’s late 70s output, it was kind of a mess, but the character went on to bigger and better things.What About His Supporting Cast?Swamp Thing’s supporting cast has remained pretty stable over the years, so here’s a quick rundown on the major names.Anton Arcane is the character’s archenemy, showing up in the second issue of Swampy’s first series and sticking around in various forms for quite some time. Obsessed with immortality, Arcane wants to transfer his consciousness into Swamp Thing’s body, and tries various scientific and mystical means to do so over the years. He eventually dies, goes to Hell, escapes, and becomes a demon. In the New 52 reboot, he becomes the avatar of the Rot, a decaying counterpart to Swamp Thing.Arcane’s niece Abigail Arcane has been the Swamp Thing’s most constant companion over the years. Her empathic abilities allowed her to communicate with the Swamp Thing in his mute period, and once he gains the power of speech the pair eventually marry and make a daughter, Tefe.Matt Cable was Abby’s husband. He was originally the government agent assigned to protect Alec Holland before his accident. Gifted with massive but untapped psychic powers, he and Abby married in between series. His drinking and jealousy leads him to use his powers in sick and twisted ways, and things get worse after he’s possessed by Arcane and things get really bad. Interestingly, after his death Cable would be reincarnated as Matthew the Raven, Morpheus’s companion in Sandman.John Constantine obviously went on to his own series, a movie, a TV show et al but he made his debut in Alan Moore’s run. Originally modeled after Sting (the singer for the Police, not the pro wrestler), John acts as a mystical advisor to the creature, helping him understand his place in the cosmology. Their relationship is often strained, as Constantine’s desire for self-preservation often leads him to doing some pretty crappy stuff.Was It an Original Idea?Here we get into the very first controversy of many in the character’s history. You see, at the time Len Wein was roommates with Marvel writer Gerry Conway. And a few months before the first appearance of Swamp Thing, Conway had introduced… Man-Thing. Stop me if this sounds familiar: he was a mute, shambling swamp monster created when a scientist dies and is transformed by mysterious forces and unknown chemicals. To add insult to injury, Wein even wrote an unpublished Man-Thing story for Marvel before he went to DC.Amazingly, despite the ridiculous similarities between the two properties, Marvel never took DC to court over it. It’s fair to argue that both characters are actually derivative of the Heap, introduced way back in 1942. The Heap was a WWI German pilot who was shot down over a swamp and is transformed by mysterious forces and unknown chemicals into a mute green monster composed of living vegetation. Marvel editor Roy Thomas was a huge fan of the Heap and the company probably knew that if they took DC to court over Swamp Thing they could just answer back claiming that both companies ripped off the same old idea.Why Does Anybody Care?Well, for quite a while nobody did. Swamp Thing was one of DC’s incredibly deep bench of B-list characters. His first series was cancelled after two years, and while a second, The Saga Of The Swamp Thing, was begun in 1982 to capitalize on the Wes Craven film (more on that later) it quickly saw sales dive to cancellation levels.But then a young British writer named Alan Moore hit the scene. Moore had only a few comics credits to his name at this point, mostly in the pages of 2000 AD, but editor Len Wein had nothing to lose at this point by giving him virtual carte blanche over the green muck monster. In one of his first stories, “The Anatomy Lesson,” Moore upended everything we knew about the character to date. As Swampy’s body is autopsied, we learn that the Swamp Thing didn’t form from Alec Holland’s body – rather, his emotions and memories were absorbed by the swamp itself, which molded plant matter into a rough approximation of a man.This discovery would radically transform the way Moore wrote the character. Over the next four years, he would make Swamp Thing into DC’s most adventurous and progressive book. Swamp Thing would discover his identity as the avatar of a force called the Green, which connects all of the world’s plants. As such, he can move his consciousness freely to any plant in the world and control all plant matter, vastly increasing his powers. Moore’s innovative storylines, coupled with the atmospheric art of Stephen R. Bissette and John Totleben, made Swamp Thing a cult hit.Tell Me About That ‘Swamp Thing’ MovieTwo years before his mainstream breakthrough with A Nightmare On Elm Street, Wes Craven was tapped for Swamp Thing by producer Michael Uslan, who had licensed the rights to both it and Batman from DC Comics. Working with a $2.5 million budget, Craven delivered a classic B movie about the shambling hero, played in human form by Ray Wise and in costume by stuntman Dick Duroc. It’s not a bad film by any means, but it felt dated the instant it was released.1989 saw The Return Of Swamp Thing, a sequel helmed by the redoubtable Jim Wynorski. With a much larger budget of $7 million, this movie looks cheaper and leans harder into the camp aspects of the character – essentially going the opposite direction of Alan Moore’s iconic run on the series. Swampy had never been a particularly comedic figure, so Return was a misfire, but we hadn’t seen the last of Dick Duroc.Wasn’t There Already A Swamp Thing TV Show?There sure was, and it really stunk! Debuting on the USA Network in the 1990s, it mixed the production budget of UHF syndication with the acting chops of Silk Stalkings but surprisingly stayed on the air for three seasons. The Swamp Thing series attempted to move away from the silliness of the second movie, with varying levels of success. Keep in mind this is seven years after Alan Moore began his groundbreaking run on the book.The show was a moderate success, and the man carrying the load was Dick Duroc. USA put in a surprisingly huge production order of 50 episodes, and Duroc was on set in the 80 pound Swamp Thing costume for 12 hours a day, six days a week. Amazingly, it became USA’s highest rated original series! The Swamp Thing TV show stepped away from the characters and plotlines of the comic to serve as more of a horror anthology, with the titular character sometimes fading into the background as a variety of guest stars interacted with the oddities of the swamp. The character even had his own attraction at the Universal Studios theme park. What’s Swamp Thing’s Status Quo Now?After Alan Moore left the series, a number of other writers offered their take on the character, with varying levels of success. The second volume of Swamp Thing was cancelled in 1996. Star writer Brian K. Vaughan helmed a short-lived series in 2001 focusing on the creature’s daughter Tefe, and then another reboot followed bringing the character back to his roots a little later.In 2011, DC launched their New 52 initiative and brought all of the characters that had formerly been under the Vertigo umbrella back into the mainline DC universe. That included Swamp Thing, who was resurrected in the Brightest Day crossover as Alec Holland in his human body. Obviously that doesn’t last long and he becomes the muck monster again to battle the elemental force known as the Rot. That book also came to an end in 2015, and Swampy was last seen in a six-issue miniseries written by his original creator, Len Wein.What Are the Must-Read Swamp Thing Comics?Alan Moore’s character-defining run has been collected in four Saga Of The Swamp Thing volumes. They’re all really good, but if you’re pressed for time the must-reads are the first and the fourth. The first book contains The Anatomy Lesson, the story that would establish the status quo for Alec Holland for the next few decades, and the fourth sees the introduction of John Constantine and brings the character in contact with many mainstream DC heroes for a surprisingly good crossover storyline.Scott Snyder’s recent reboot had ups and downs, but the inaugural storyline, collected in TBP form as Raise Them Bones, has utterly glorious art and tells a compelling story of Alec Holland finally free of his responsibilities as Swamp Thing, even if we all know how it’s going to end.The Roots of Swamp Thing hardcover collects Len Wein’s original stories, which have incredible art by the legendary Berni Wrightson. Don’t expect a lot of depth from these tales, which are nearly 50 years old, but it’s interesting to see how the character looked and acted in his earliest appearances. Stay on target ‘Titans’ Season 2 First Look Trailer: The Superhero Squad ExpandsDC Cancels ‘Swamp Thing’ After One Episode What Can We Expect From the New Streaming Series?From what we know about the DC Universe series, which premieres on May 31, it’s going to go back to the well once more for the origin story. The pilot episode is directed by Len Wiseman, best known for the Underworld movies, so that gives us an inkling of what the tone is going to be — horror and action mixed in equal doses. Crystal Reed plays Abby Arcane, reimagined as a CDC doctor who comes to the Louisiana swamp to investigate a mysterious virus and meets Alec Holland (Andy Bean) there. Swampification happens and the new Thing (Derek Mears) must protect the town of Houma from a variety of threats.The show features traditional Swamp Thing castmembers Anton Arcane, Jason Woodrue and the Sunderland Corporation, but there’s also an odd new face in the mix: Daniel Cassidy, also known as Blue Devil. Played by 90210 alum Ian Ziering, Cassidy is a movie stuntman who (in the comics) gets bonded to his cerulean demon costume by an on-set accident and gains strange powers. We’re real curious to see how the show will tackle that one.One thing to be concerned about is that the streaming service cut the show’s episode order from 13 to 10, requiring a new ending be written. That could indicate a lack of confidence in the material, or the potential to run over budget. We’ll see on May 31 when the first episode airs how successful they were at capturing one of DC’s most unusual heroes.More on‘Shazam’ and 11 Best Kids Who Become Adult SuperheroesBatman’s Alfred Is a Suave Spy in New ‘Pennyworth’ TrailerBatman’s 10 Greatest Mysterieslast_img read more

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Marlon Brando Sr. who invests the money in cattle on a Midwestern ranch called Penny Poke Each week Brando receives a living allowance of $150 Because he rarely looks at money and sometimes pays for a package of cigarets with a $20 bill he usually is penniless by the second day"Of his relationship with the real paraplegics and quadriplegics from whom he was learning for his role Strauss noted that "Brando’s orientation and adjustment as a paraplegic was so complete that he participated in their sometimes gruesome horseplay with complete freedom — one of the reasons why he was so completely accepted [Pranks] include pillow fights and using hypodermic syringes for water pistols"From Strauss’ notes about Hollywood’s reaction to Brando: "Thus far no one has accused him of posing; everyone to whom we’ve spoken has a sort of confused respect for a man who up to now has managed to live as he feels without caring a hoot what anyone thinks"In his personal style meanwhile the actor was unfussy and unpretentious almost to a fault: "When Brando first arrived in Hollywood his only luggage was a battered imitation-leather suitcase the size of a woman’s overnight bag" Strauss observed "He was wearing a blue worsted suit which had seen much wear and weather — there were holes and tears in the jacket and a part of Brando was visible through the seat of the pants"Once official production on The Men began Brando moved out of the veterans hospital and into a small bungalow owned by his aunt Betty Lindemeyer in Eagle Rock Calif During this period Brando’s maternal grandmother Elizabeth Myers was also a house guest"She [his grandmother] was quite abashed because Ed Clark took pictures of Marlon in a bathrobe which happens to be hers" reported a production assistant in notes found in LIFE’s archives Grandma Myers was also apologetic about the barbaric way her grandson ate: "Bud doesn’t bring the food to his face" she told LIFE using Brando’s nickname "He brings his face to the food""I do hope that Bud comes through all this without too much scandal" she confided to LIFE at one point "I love him more than anything on this earth but I never know when I’m going to hear from him in San Quentin"Liz Ronk who edited this gallery is the Photo Editor for LIFEcom Follow her on Twitter at @LizabethRonk A performance of a traditional Arabic song by a group of students in Ottawa went viral over the weekend in conjunction with the arrival of Syrian refugees in the country A video posted to YouTube shows a large choir performing the song “Tala al-Badru Alayna” at École Secondaire Publique De La Salle in the Canadian capital in early December Reports first indicated that the song was sung to welcome refugees arriving in Canada over the weekend but the choir director Robert Filion has since said that the decision to use the song was made before the Canadian government announced that it would accept 25000 Syrian refugees CBC reports However according to BuzzFeed the song’s message is one of hope and refuge and still carries great meaning to Muslims It was reportedly sung to the Prophet Muhammad when he fled to Medina in the seventh century CBC says “Every year we try to touch different cultures and a year ago we started planning to do a Muslim-inspired piece” Filion told the CBC “We came up with that tune … and the rest is history” The video has been viewed over 725000 times [CBC] Contact us at editors@timecomJaipur: A policeman was injured in an exchange of fire with cow smugglers in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan police said on Monday Representational image AFP Police rescued 21 animals from the possession of the accused identified as Hasham and Shaukat who were smuggling them in a truck on Sundaynight “When a police party tried to stop them near Kaman area they opened fire at the police A policeman received a minor injury in the exchange of fire” SP Bharatpur Anil Tank said Both the accused were held by the police and placed under arrest Hasham has cases of murder and cow smuggling among others against him he said New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was granted exemption from personal appearance for Saturday by a court in Delhiin a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by DDCA and cricketer-turned-politician Chetan Chauhan Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra took note of the plea filed by Kejriwal’s lawyer V K Ohri that the chief minister was unable to appear due to constitutional duties and granted him exemption only for today The AAP leader’s plea was opposed by advocate Sangram Patnaik appearing for Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and Chauhan the UP Sports Minister who was also present The opposition to the plea was recorded by the court Arvind kejriwal PTI The court has now fixed the matter for 15 July when it will hear the applications of the accused — Kejriwal and BJP MP Kirti Azad who was present in the courtroom on Saturday —seeking dropping of proceedings against them While posting the matter for hearing after summer vacation the court also considered the submission that High Court-appointed DDCA administrator Justice(retired) Vikramajit Sen has sought six weeks time to peruse the file On the last hearing Kejriwal was granted bail after he appeared before the court which insisted on his presence Azad too is out on bail in the matter Kejriwal had appeared after the court took strong objection to his exemption plea saying the accused has to first establish his identity before it and there should be a valid ground for seeking exemption The court had refused to accept the chief minister’s application for exemption from personal appearance till the time his plea for dropping of proceedings was decided The magistrate asked Kejriwal’s counsel to show where does the law say that the accused is exempted till the time his application is pending The court had said that Constitution has given immunity to the President and governors and not to chief ministers Kejriwal had then appeared before the court the same day Kejriwal had sought dropping of proceedings against him on the grounds that DDCA is a juristic person (other than a living human being) and the allegations are that Kejriwal defamed the complainant by saying that sexual favours were demanded by the members of the cricketing body "Since the complaint has not been filed by the aggrieved person (natural person) the court cannot take cognizance under the provision of CrPC and further proceedings against Kejriwal may be dropped" the plea had said Azad had also moved an application seeking discharge The court had on 30 January summoned Kejriwal and Azad saying their statements prima facie adversely affected the reputation of the cricketing body and its officials The complaint has claimed that defamatory statements were made by Kejriwal and Azad who himself is a member of DDCA "to remain in the public eye and gain political mileage" "In an interview to a news channel Kejriwal had alleged that apart from financial irregularities there were other major wrongdoings in DDCA including a sex racket" the plea has alleged The allegation against Azad was that he endorsed the defamatory allegations made by Kejriwal and claimed he had raised a similar issue in 2007 wrote Strauss, “the assumptions people were making werent crazy. which are in turn associated with reproductive health. read more

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