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In addition to the tried and tested CAN-PMC/FD, Janz Tec is expanding its portfolio to include the new CAN-PCIe/FD, which is available with up to 4 CAN channels. Supported operating systems include various Linux distributions as well as Windows 7 and 10.The CAN-PCIe/FD is a CAN interface for the PCI Express socket. It makes it possible to connect embedded systems to as many as four CAN FD networks. A feature which sets the CAN-PCIe/FD apart is its guaranteed data transfer rate of up to 8 MBit/s, which makes it possible, for example, to distribute updates to control devices more quickly. With an expanded operating temperature range from 0°C to +70°C, the board is optimised for the industrial environment and can be used in a broad range of applications.The board has two independent CAN-FD channels, which can be supplemented by up to two additional CAN-FD-expandable interfaces via transceiver modules. Along with guaranteeing a higher bandwidth for the transfer of data than CAN. CAN-FD can also be used flexibly. Applications range from automotive applications with higher data rates, to testing and development tasks and simulations and monitoring, to the use in future-orientated, autonomous vehicles.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous EKF: PCIe card fits into CompactPCI Serial systemsNext acceed: Nuvo-5026E with several specifiable options
England suffered a scare as fast bowler Mark Wood walked off the field with a left foot discomfort against Australia during a World Cup warm-up match at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday.”He will continue to spend some time with the medical team before a decision is made on whether he will return to the match,” ICC quoted an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement.Wood dismissed Australian captain Aaron Finch for 14 in his third over before leaving the field in the middle of his fourth over.The fast bowler has been troubled by ankle injuries throughout his career. England will kick off its World Cup campaign against South Africa in the curtain raiser on May 30 at The Oval.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Injured Eoin Morgan to be fit for opener vs South AfricaAlso Watch:
Argentina Fans should burn Messi photos and shirts if he faces Israel, says Palestine FA chief Dejan Kalinic 08:02 6/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(10) Getty Images Argentina WTF Israel Friendlies Lionel Messi Jibril Rajoub called for fans to target the Albiceleste captain in Argentina’s controversial friendly against Israel on Saturday Fans should burn Lionel Messi photos and shirts if the Argentina star faces Israel in a friendly, Palestinian Football Association chief Jibril Rajoub said.Jorge Sampaoli’s men are scheduled to face Israel in Jerusalem on Saturday in their last friendly before the World Cup.But Rajoub has accused Israel, ranked 98th in the FIFA standings, of using the encounter as a political tool. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now And he told supporters to target Messi – arguably the world’s best player – if the Barcelona star plays.”He’s a big symbol so we are going to target him personally and we call on all to burn his picture and his shirt and to abandon him,” he told reporters Sunday.”We still hope that Messi will not come.”Argentina’s clash against Israel comes a week before they begin their World Cup campaign against Iceland.
Popular news and list website, Buzzfeed has featured Touch Football this week, creating a post titled ’23 things everyone who has played Touch Football will relate to’. The post lists plenty of relatable scenarios to anyone who has taken the Touch Football field, from slipping over, attempting to score a touchdown on the wrong line and making lifelong friends. To read the story, please click on the link below: http://www.buzzfeed.com/tahliapritchard/23-things-all-aussie-kids-who-played-touch-football-growing#.qdQgDJv5Qj Is there anything you’d add to this post? Let us know on our social media channels:Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia Related LinksBuzzfeed story
Story Highlights Speaking at the 50th anniversary of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Regional Investments & Capital Markets Conference last night (Tuesday, January 22) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, the Prime Minister said the average Jamaican should own shares in public companies. Prime Minister Andrew Holness is encouraging Jamaicans to buy shares in public companies. Alluding to energy company Wigton Wind Farms, Prime Minister Holness said the Government has been careful in crafting its placement on the market and encourages all to own a part of the company by owning shares. Prime Minister Andrew Holness is encouraging Jamaicans to buy shares in public companies.Speaking at the 50th anniversary of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Regional Investments & Capital Markets Conference last night (Tuesday, January 22) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, the Prime Minister said the average Jamaican should own shares in public companies.Alluding to energy company Wigton Wind Farms, Prime Minister Holness said the Government has been careful in crafting its placement on the market and encourages all to own a part of the company by owning shares.“I am encouraging Jamaicans to buy shares in these public companies when they are placed on the Stock Exchange so that they can own some of these assets and share in the capital gains and in the profits of these assets when these companies are listed,” said Prime Minister Holness.The Prime Minister further emphasised that the Government’s intention is to ensure that shares are broadly held and that the average Jamaican can participate in buying stocks.In that regard, the Prime Minister also implored all Jamaicans to participate and support the new market which was launched last night.The Jamaica Stock Exchange launched the Social Enterprise Stock Market. This is an additional market under JSE and will join the main market, the junior market and the US dollar market which are trading stock daily.“I’m certain that the Agency for Inner-city Renewal, AIR, Alpha School of Music, Choose Life International, DeafCan Coffee and Praise Jamaica, these are the five companies which you could describe them as social enterprises that have been vetted by the Jamaica Stock Exchange, approved to be listed; that these companies are good entities which [you can] put your philanthropic giving and I endorse this. I encourage all Jamaicans to participate by giving to these companies,” said Prime Minister Holness.In the meantime, the Prime Minister underscored the importance of having a robust stock market that can be used to address social and public interests as it ensures that each enterprise meets certain standards of accountability in both fiduciary and governance.The Jamaica Stock Exchange Investments and Capital Markets Conference is being held under the theme “Expanding our borders: securing our future” and comes to an end on Thursday, January 24.
Local Area Office: 902-832-4317 Fax: 902-832-4331 -30- HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Work on the North West Arm Drive Overpass will require lane reductions on Highway 102 from today, Nov. 30, until Wednesday, Dec. 30. During the project, one of the four lanes on Highway 102 will be closed. Work starts at 9 a.m. and will be completed and all lanes open before 3:30 p.m. daily.
TOFINO, B.C. – Long-time residents of Vancouver Island’s west coast admit to being awestruck by the latest storm that has prompted an extreme wave hazard advisory for the region, including Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino and Ucluelet.The advisory was issued Thursday as waves up to nine metres high pounded several popular beaches at the same time as midday high tides.“You’d see people shoulder to shoulder yesterday on the beach that have lived here for 30 years or have been here for 30 minutes, and all of them were … taken aback and in awe,” said Shane Richards, the general manager of the Pacific Sands Beach Resort on Cox Bay near Tofino.“You could feel it, standing 20 feet back from the shoreline, you could feel the waves breaking,” he said, adding the storm was so powerful that waves were breaking at least two kilometres offshore.The swells are powerful enough to pick up and hurl huge logs and the advisory from the District of Tofino said rollers were also breaking much higher than usual, flooding beaches and shorelines.“We’ll have our fair share of clean up to do,” Richards predicted.“If I was to guess, I would say there are probably 80 to 90 substantially sized logs on our property that weren’t here yesterday,” he said, describing waves powerful enough to toss one-tonne logs over the retaining wall that protects the resort’s property.A bulletin from Parks Canada, which administers the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, says some beaches and parking lots within the reserve may have to be closed for safety reasons. The warning will remain in effect until Saturday.Weather warnings for the region have been dropped but Environment Canada says winds of up to 60 kilometres per hour are forecast Friday, rising to 80 kilometres by Saturday.The District of Ucluelet also closed beaches and the popular Wild Pacific Trail and said staff would assess conditions on Friday.“Beaches, shorelines, docks and marinas, and coastal waters should be avoided during this major storm event,” the district said in a release.Storm watchers are advised to use safe vantage points including two in Pacific Rim National Park and one at Amphitrite Point, the most southerly tip of the Ucluelet Peninsula.
Los Angeles: Actor Joel Edgerton has signed on for a role in the Barry Jenkins series “The Underground Railroad”. Edgerton will play the part of Ridgeway, a slave catcher. He joins previously announced cast members Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon and Aaron Pierre, reports variety.com. The role will mark Edgerton’s first regular TV role in some time. He previously starred in the series “The Secret Life of Us”, in his native Australia early in his career in addition to a handful of other TV roles. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Nowadays, Edgerton is known for his film work. He most recently starred in, wrote, and directed the film “Boy Erased”, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018. He made his feature directorial debut in 2015 with the thriller “The Gift”, in which he also starred and wrote. His other film roles include “Loving”, “Red Sparrow”, “Bright”, “Jane Got a Gun” and “Midnight Special”. Based on Colson Whitehead’s book of the same name, “The Underground Railroad” chronicles young Cora’s (Mbedu) journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumoured Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Jenkins will direct all 11 episodes of the one-hour series in what will be his first attempt at directing a TV series in its entirety.
PHOENIX — A spec is a “made-up” commercial that filmmakers use to showcase their talent and potential. That is exactly what Diné filmmaker Christopher Nataanii Cegielski did when he created his New Balance spec called “For Any Run.”The video is a product of the Commercial Directors Diversity Program, an organization that provides guidance, exposure and tools for minority directors who hope to work in the industry.Cegielski, 28, was selected out of more than 300 applicants to participate as a fellow of the program, the first Indigenous filmmaker, Indian Country Today reported. So over the course of six months, he attended workshops, shadowed industry employees and created mentorships.His final project: “For Any Run.”Experts who study media representation of Native Americans say Cegielski’s work is important because of visibility. “Bringing contemporary representations of native people, whether it is through branding or ad campaigns, educates the greater American people about who we (Native Americans) are today,” says Crystal Eckohawk, who is Pawnee and executive director of IllumiNative.For Cegielski, the story began with an idea of a Diné grandmother who chased her sheep and did flips. He worked for three months researching brands, writing scripts, putting together pitch decks, choosing a cast and even budgeting. In total, his one-minute commercial cost approximately $16,000.In the initial phases the commercial advertised an ASICS shoe instead of New Balance. After further research, Cegielski observed that the tone of the ASICS brand was geared toward “serious” athletes. He saw that New Balance had a more “playful” tone — and that it fit in line with his light-hearted and fun vision.“I had to think about everything the right way,” Cegielski said.With this in mind, he says his goal was to create something that Indian Country could watch.“For far too long there has been non-Native people making Native material,” Cegielski said. “It’s always about oppression. … I just wanted to change that.”The commercial led him to meeting Diné actors Colleen Biakeddy, who played the grandma, and Micah Chee who portrays the grandson. In true Diné fashion, the trio discovered they all belong to the Ta’chii’nii, or Red Running Into Water clan, after they met in person. The commercial was shot in mid-August over two days.This was Biakeddy’s first acting role. But the 50-year-old is not new to sheep herding. Her day starts with checking on her cattle near Big Mountain in Arizona, some 53 miles (85 kilometres) south of Kayenta.“The role was first brought to my attention as a sheep-herding grandmother,” Biakeddy said. “I said if I don’t land this, I am going to be laughing.” She hopes for more acting opportunities.The role for her was important because of how it represents Diné grandmothers. She appreciated the attention to detail, noting that grandmothers in her community “really do” cover their feet using tennis shoes, or whatever it takes to get work done.In a single minute, the commercial shows that a “grandmother goes out there and tells her grandchildren to give it their all.”This rang true for the 11-year-old actor who played her grandson. Some of Chee’s recollections of the experience include that the filming day was hot, but fun. He stayed well-hydrated and remembers eating sandwiches and pickles on set.Another highlight for Chee was working with Cegielski. “He was a really fun and nice director. . He even ran around the desert with me,” Chee said who wants to continue acting.In case you wondered, Biakeddy did not do her own stunts (though she notes she had to do a somersault in her casting audition). Her stunt double was Conrad Weitzel, a parkour athlete from Phoenix.Cegielski highlighted one challenge. Weitzel needed to land his stunts on specific marks in order to stay in the camera’s focus. “He was amazing. He hit his marks all while flipping in the air,” Cegielski said.The spec has now been seen throughout Indian Country, largely motivated by social media. The video on Instagram alone has been viewed more than 10,000 times since last Friday.“It is a dream come true,” Cegielski said. “It also makes me really happy because of unexpected timing.” Cegielski was referring to a Dior advertisement that was published a few weeks ago which sparked outrage in Native communities.“We likely would not see a commercial like this were it not created by someone like Christopher who is Native American,” said Tamika Lamison, director of the Commercial Directors Diversity Program. “And certainly it would not have the authenticity that this New Balance has from that perspective.”The organization also shared that they are grateful to their partners: REVERIE, Cegielski’s mentoring production company, as well as the creatives at Saatchi & Saatichi.Moving forward, Biakeddy and Chee hope that New Balance’s marketing team sees the commercial. He said: “I would like to have the right people buy it and acknowledge it.”New Balance could not be reached for comment.___Information from: Indian Country Today, https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/This is an AP Member Exchange shared by Indian Country TodayAliyah Chavez, The Associated Press
In a presidential statement read by the Council President for November, Ambassador Andrey Denisov of the Russian Federation, the Council also expressed its hope for the prompt appointment of all members of the House of Elders, or Meshrano Jirga.The transitional political process was agreed in 2001 at an international conference in Bonn, Germany, after the ouster of the Taliban regime.The Council again thanked all those who contributed to the electoral process, reaffirmed how important it was for the international community to maintain a high level of commitment to assisting Afghanistan in addressing such remaining challenges as improving security, governance and development and fighting terrorist and narcotic threats.Violence in any form intended to disrupt the democratic process in Afghanistan would not be tolerated, the Council said, as it condemned unequivocally all recent attacks in the country, including assaults on the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and extended its sympathies to the victims and the families.Meanwhile, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres called on the Government of Afghanistan to take into account the needs of the repatriating refugees when it explains its development plans to a conference to be held in London early next year.Speaking at a news conference at the end of his first mission to the country, he said: “I encourage all three governments – Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan – to play a constructive role in addressing this issue, together with the UN refugee agency.”During his meeting yesterday with President Karzai on the first day of his two-day visit, Mr. Guterres said: “We’re now entering a new stage in the return and reintegration of Afghan refugees. Return will continue to be the main solution for Afghans living in asylum countries, but a new approach needs to be developed and UNHCR remains committed to finding a durable solution.”
WASHINGTON – Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday that she expects the Federal Reserve to begin raising interest rates from record lows by the end of the year.In a lecture at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Yellen said she thought inflation would gradually move up to the Fed’s target rate of 2 per cent as unusually low oil prices and other factors prove temporary. And she suggested that global economic weakness won’t likely be significant enough to dissuade the Fed from raising its key short-term rate from zero by December.Yellen’s comments may help clarify doubts about the Fed’s intentions that deepened last week after its latest policy meeting ended. The Fed chose not to raise rates, citing global economic pressures and concern about excessively low inflation.That decision raised worries that the Fed had greater concerns about economic problems in China and falling stock markets than investors had previously thought.In her speech Thursday, Yellen said Fed officials continue to monitor economic troubles abroad. But she said officials don’t think those challenges will significantly influence the central bank’s interest-rate decisions.Toward the end of the speech, Yellen, 69, paused twice for several seconds, appearing to have lost her place in the text. The Fed said in a statement later that Yellen “felt dehydrated at the end of a long speech under bright lights.”The Fed statement said she was seen by emergency medical personnel and “felt fine afterward and has continued her schedule Thursday evening.”At a news conference last week, Yellen had avoided saying whether she herself still thought a rate hike would be justified this year. She said she preferred to convey the collective view of the Fed’s policymaking committee, which establishes the central bank’s rate decisions. But on Thursday, Yellen included herself, saying, “Most of my colleagues and I anticipate that it will likely be appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate sometime later this year.”The Fed has two remaining meetings for this year, Oct. 27-28 and Dec. 15-16. Many economists say they doubt the Fed would have enough new information to be confident about hiking rates in October but say they do expect a move in December as long as nothing unexpected happens to threaten the economy.“Our base-case scenario is still that the Fed will begin to hike rates in December,” said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics.He cautioned, though, that any government shutdown caused by battles over the federal budget or a failure to raise the government’s borrowing limit in a timely way could cause the Fed to further delay a rate increase.As she has before, Yellen stressed that when the Fed does begin raising rates, it expects the increases to be extremely gradual. The central bank has left its benchmark rate at a record low since 2008. It last raised rates in 2006.She also emphasized that the Fed has made no final decision about a rate hike. The decision still depends on further progress toward the Fed’s dual mandates: Maximizing employment and maintaining price stability, which the Fed defines as inflation rising at a modest annual pace of 2 per cent.In August, the U.S. unemployment rate reached a seven-year low of 5.1 per cent, essentially achieving the Fed’s job goal. But inflation has been running below the Fed’s target for more than three years and recently has fallen even farther from the 2 per cent goal. Ultra-low inflation has resulted in part from a plunge in energy prices over the past year and a higher-valued dollar, which has made imports cheaper.Yellen said Fed officials still think the depressive effects of the dollar and energy prices will fade, allowing inflation to return to the 2 per cent level. She noted that the Fed expects low unemployment to eventually accelerate wage gains.Yellen’s comments came in a 23-page speech that was accompanied by numerous charts, economic formulas and footnotes, which provided an extensive review of the Fed’s views on factors that influence inflation. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on inflation dynamics and monetary policy at the University of Massachusetts, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, in Amherst, Mass. The talk comes one week after the central bank decided to keep interest rates at record low, in part because of persistently low inflation. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Yellen says she expects Fed to start raising rates from record lows by year’s end by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Sep 24, 2015 3:02 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
China, for example, has managed to send an exploration vehicle to the dark side of the Moon, while India has a satellite orbiting Mars. A new digital tool launched on Tuesday, just ahead of the Second High-level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation, aims to strengthen the ways countries share their technology, to benefit developing countries.The “South-South Galaxy”, is a global knowledge sharing and partnership platform, officially launched in the city hosting the “BAPA+40” conference – the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires – by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC).The project aims to give systematic and effective support to countries of the South so they can connect, learn and collaborate with potential partners in the wider digital world.”The Galaxy project will place in a single digital space all the great experiences of South-South cooperation”, said Jorge Chediek, Special Envoy of the Secretary General, and Director of the UNOSSC, in an interview with UN News, which will be covering the conference throughout the week. “We are talking about the best cases, the best opportunities to establish contacts and partnerships”, he added.The project, which was launched on the eve of the conference, seeks to unite existing platforms developed by UN agencies and their partners, allowing all in the South-South cooperation field to access and navigate a wide range of knowledge, solutions, research, and development initiatives.“I look forward to making it a live database. The key for that is to have a strong institutional commitment of many partners and to develop it in a way that it becomes an useful element where users can find what they need to build a better reality in their countries”, Mr. Chediek explained.From recipients, to tech pioneersFor the Special Envoy, technology has become essential for developing countries, which are increasingly taking the initiative to innovate in the digital world.”Traditionally, the countries of the South were the recipients of technology. The productive technology, the information technology, was generated in the North,” said Mr. Chediek. “Currently these countries are creating new technologies and have developed new models of how to use them for the benefit of their societies. In this context, South-South cooperation becomes very important for other developing countries to learn and take advantage of these new tools”, he added.The Envoy stressed during the event how in 1978, when the Buenos Aires Plan of Action was adopted to promote technical cooperation among developing countries, there was still no notion of what technology will actually represent in the 21st century.”Who would have thought that after 40 years we would meet in Buenos Aires, at the same time that China has managed to send an exploration vehicle to the dark side of the Moon, and India orbits a satellite on Mars”, Mr. Chediek said.UNOSSC also launched its new report “South-South Cooperation in a Digital World”, on Tuesday, which further explores and analyzes development prospects and trends affecting and impacting digital industries in the Global South, and puts forward proposals for digital industrial cooperation among Southern countries.Uruguay hails digital opportunitiesThe President of Uruguay, Mr. Tabaré Vásquez, echoed the Special Envoy’s words of the Envoy saying the world was going through a torrent of technological changes, changing the development paradigm.”The economy as we have conceived it until now has a new discipline: the digital economy, which is advancing by leaps and bounds. If we look closely at the Big Data market from 2011 to 2017, it has multiplied by 5, and it is estimated that in the next ten years it will triple”, he said.”The immense amount of data available, the ability to process and transmit it, opens a wide range of development opportunities. However, the challenge is that these changes benefit the largest number of inhabitants of our planet and reach the entire population, serving the neediest”, Mr. Vásquez added. UNIC Argentina.Flag Raising Ceremony for the Second High Level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 19 March, 2019.Flags fly at BAPA+40On Tuesday, the United Nations flag was raised next to flag of Argentina at the Convention and Exhibition Center of Buenos Aires, marking the formal opening of BAPA+40. UN Development Programme (UNDP) chief Achim Steiner, was joined by Jorge Chediek, and the Argentine Foreign Minister, Jorge Faurie, at the ceremony.“South-South Cooperation enables countries to reach their development goals and reduce poverty through mutual assistance and solidarity. The Conference will adopt a crucial roadmap to accelerate the implementation of concrete solutions to achieve the sustainable development agenda”, said the UNDP chief.“We are not talking about abstract realities. We are talking about practices and exchanges that are oriented to improve the quality of lives”, the Special Envoy told UN News.More than 1,000 participants and high-level delegations from dozens of countries, will debate the importance of South-South Cooperation as a tool for achieving the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030.
‘Driving for the Future’, launched today by SMMT, tells drivers how to measure their fuel consumption and reduce it. CO2 emissions are directly related to fuel consumption so the less fuel a car uses, the lower its emissions. Notes to Editors: Just a few small changes to driving style – using the highest practical gear, avoiding sudden acceleration and cutting speed – can all save fuel. Regularly servicing a car, checking its tyre pressure and keeping vehicle weight down can each cut fuel consumption by around eight per cent. ‘Driving for the Future’ also offers advice about buying a new car, understanding the CO2-based company car tax system, a guide to cleaner fuels and recycling your car at the end of its use. A new consumer guide has been launched giving motorists practical advice on cutting their fuel use, helping the environment and their wallets! ‘Driving for the Future’ can be downloaded at www.smmt.co.uk/category/reports/ and is available free of charge. Ends ‘Driving for the Future’ is available for media download from the press release at www.smmt.co.uk. It will be available for public download from www.smmt.co.uk/category/reports/ from midday tomorrow. Commenting on the new consumer guide, SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘The motor industry takes its environmental responsibilities seriously and has already achieved a massive drop in tailpipe emissions. New technologies, a trend towards smaller cars and diesel engines will see new car average emissions continue to fall but the ‘Driving for the Future’ guide will help overall emissions levels. Motorists can save money by cutting their fuel bills while helping the environment.’ DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
With an 11-3 record, the Arizona Cardinals were the first team in the NFC to clinch a playoff berth and have already tied their franchise record for wins in a season. All this, despite losing their top two quarterbacks, Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton, to injury. With a win Sunday night against the Seattle Seahawks, the Cardinals would clinch the NFC West and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.But much like the Florida State Seminoles in their run to the College Football Playoff, the Cardinals have eked out wins in a lot of close games. So the question remains, are the Cardinals lucky or good? They’re lucky — Arizona probably isn’t as strong as its record — but also have been one of the most clutch teams in the NFL this season.Let’s begin with the luck. The most unambiguous measure of luck in football is fumble recoveries. They tend to be random acts, and a team with an unusually high fumble recovery rate one year generally regresses to the mean the next. The Cardinals lead the NFL in fumble recovery percentage; they’ve recovered 17 of 27 (63 percent).More generally, Arizona has not controlled games like a team that has won 11 of its first 14 games. The Cardinals have had, on average, a 52 percent chance to win across all of their plays in all of their games this season, which ranks 15th in the NFL. Every other team with at least 10 wins ranks in the top 10 in average win probability.A team with an average win probability around 50 percent would be expected to win about half of its games. Similarly, a team with a scoring margin of +43 — as the Cardinals have through 14 games — would be expected to win about eight games.Pythagorean expectations, which were first popularized by baseball’s Bill James and then translated to the NFL, can be used to estimate how many games a team “should” win based on its points scored and points allowed. By this measure, the Cardinals have 2.7 more wins than would be expected. That is the biggest difference between expected wins and actual wins in the NFL and the largest by a team since the Colts went 11-5 in the 2012 season with a negative scoring margin.A higher-than-expected win total suggests a team is winning close games, which is exactly what Arizona is doing. The Cardinals are 5-0 in games decided by eight points or fewer, the best winning percentage and tied for the most wins in the NFL. Arizona has an NFL-high four wins in which they trailed entering the fourth quarter.Winning close games, however, is not purely luck. The Cardinals have an uncanny ability to perform their best with the game on the line. They lead the NFL in points allowed (43), points margin (+59) and turnover margin (+12) in the fourth quarter. And a metric called win probability added, which looks at a team’s contributions to winning (accounting for late, close-game situations), has them atop the NFL when adding their offensive, defensive and special teams WPA.A mixture of luck and clutch plays have the Cardinals one win away from home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. With a 7-0 record at home, who knows what will happen once the playoffs begin, as the Cardinals look to complete one of the most improbable runs in NFL history.
The Ohio State football team has suffered another casualty.After losing sophomore safety Vonn Bell already this spring to an injured MCL, redshirt-freshman wide receiver Jalin Marshall can be added to the list of players out for the remainder of spring practice.According to a report by Bucknuts.com, Marshall is set to have surgery Friday morning to repair a torn meniscus and will miss the remainder of spring practice.Senior quarterback Braxton Miller, junior tight end Jeff Heuerman and senior wide receiver Evan Spencer have not practiced since the beginning of spring. Miller is out with after having arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder, Heuerman has a broken nose and Spencer is rehabbing from a lower leg injury suffered in OSU’s 40-35 loss to Clemson in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl.After the first day of spring practice March 4, coach Urban Meyer noted he had seen an improvement in Marshall since he first walked on campus.“Jalin Marshall today, completely different football player than he was a year ago,” Meyer said. “Why? I put that on the coach. Let the kid go play. I saw what you saw, great looking dude, but he didn’t play great. Just go.”Marshall did not play for the Buckeyes in his first season in Columbus, despite coming in as a highly touted recruit out of high school. He was expected to compete for playing time next season, after the graduation of OSU’s leading wide receiver, Corey “Philly” Brown.Former Buckeye linebacker Ryan Shazier said before the Orange Bowl against Clemson he thought that Marshall was a player to watch for in the future.“Even some of those guys on offense like Jalin and (redshirt-freshman tight end) Marcus Baugh and guys like that,” Shazier said Dec. 13. “I feel like they’re going to do a really good job next year helping this team. They’ve been doing a great job on scout and even practices so just watching them in this bowl practice is going to be really key.”An OSU spokesman did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment Wednesday.The Buckeyes are scheduled to open the 2014 season Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
The Met Office said the winds would slowly ease overnight into Monday.The Met Office warned of power cuts in light of the heavy snow on Tuesday and poor mobile phone coverage. BBC forecaster Alina Jenkins warned of frequent snow showers, starting from northern Scotland and pushing southern and eastwards on Tuesday. Heavy snow could cut off villages in the south east of England this week, the Met Office has warned.A band of rain pushing eastwards across the country is likely to turn to snow on Tuesday evening, with up to 3cm likely going into Wednesday. The south east is set to bear the brunt of the Arctic blast and the Met Office has issued a Yellow weather warning for snow on Tuesday and Wednesday – with travel delays on roads and rail likely and a chance that “some rural communities could become cut off” as the weather deteriorates. Nationally, some areas could get up to 10cm of snow on high ground as Arctic winds from the north move into the UK.The Met Office said: “Accumulations of 1-3 cm are likely quite widely, with accumulations of 5cm in places. There is a small chance that some areas could see up to 10 cm, more especially over the higher ground.” She said: “I think you could well find it’s somewhere between -5 and -7C over the Scottish glens … but actually for lots of places maybe negative degrees, about -2 to -3C in the north, whereas some cities in the south will be hovering around zero.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. It follows a windy weekend that left parts of Wales without electricity on Sunday as overhead cables were felled.Strong northerly winds with gusts of up to 70mph pounded the west and east coasts. Cloud moves over the North Sea off the Yorkshire coast at Sandsend, near Whitby, on MondayCredit:Ian Forsyth/Getty Images She added: “It’s a case of normal wintry hazards that we would expect – snow, ice, frost are going to be quite prevalent over the next few days.” Rough sea batters the pier at Tynemouth on the North East coast on SundayCredit:Owen Humphreys/PA Wire The weather warning is in place from 9pm on Tuesday to 12pm on Wednesday, the Met Office said. Temperatures are set to drop to between 3 or 4C for most of Tuesday. Met Office forecaster Ellie Creed said there was likely to be a “widespread” frost and possible ice forming overnight into Monday morning. Police at the scene of a huge fallen tree in Liverpool. The Met Office has warned of power cuts and travel delays Credit:Mercury Press & Media
A retired nurse, 57, and a pensioner have been named as the second and third people to die linked to the listeria outbreak at British hospitals which has killed five.Enid Heap, 84, and Beverley Sowah were named today at the opening of Mrs Heap’s inquest. But the coroner said their deaths had been processed by the court before it was aware of the food poisoning outbreak – one of the worst in British history. Mrs Heap from Beswick, Manchester, was admitted to Manchester Royal Infirmary in March this year suffering breathing difficulties, Manchester Coroner’s Court heard on Friday. She died on May 6 with her family at her bedside.Nigel Meadows, senior coroner for Manchester, said there was also a “linked death” to that of Mrs Heap. She was named as Mrs Sowah, who was born in Jamaica and who lived in Manchester.Mrs Sowah had been admitted to Manchester Royal Infirmary on April 15 and died on April 26. Samples had been taken from her for analysis as part of her ongoing treatment on April 25, the court heard.Mr Meadows told the Manchester court that before the listeria deaths were uncovered an inquest had already been held into Mrs Sowah’s death and he had concluded no inquest hearing was needed for Ms Heap’s death. They include two – Leicester Royal Infirmary, and Royal Derby Hospital – in which patients have died. A further four hospitals, named as William Harvey in Ashford, Wexham Park Hospital in Berkshire, St Richards Hospital, in Chichester, Sussex, and Worthing Hospital, have been affected by the outbreak, Mr Hancock said.Until this week, officials had only named two hospital trusts – Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool – which between them had seen three deaths caused by the outbreak.Sandwiches and salads linked to the outbreak were withdrawn on May 25, as soon as a link with the cases was suspected.But scientists fear more cases may emerge because listeria has a 70-day incubation period. He said listeria can also occur as a result of natural disease process.He added: “I was not aware of any suggestion whatsoever that listeria might have arisen from contaminated sandwiches. If I had, matters would have progressed completely differently.”Mr Meadows told the Manchester court he had been in contact with the families of both women.He added: “They have obviously suffered a very tragic, recent bereavement and are very shocked and distressed to lean about the circumstances which are now suggested to have led to the deaths of their loved ones.”Both families would request their privacy and dignity is respected and no-one tries to contact them as they have no interest to speak to them.”A separate inquest into the death of Ian Hitchcock, 52, also opened on Friday.The cause of death of the businessman while in hospital for liver cancer is yet to be established, Derby Coroner’s Court heard.Mr Hitchcock died with his wife, Miranda, by his side at Nottingham City Hospital on June 8. Coroner Dr Robert Hunter said the cause of death would be known in six to eight weeks. In both cases, listeria had been listed as a cause of death but Mr Meadows said at that time there was no suggestion the listeria had come from sandwiches. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The infections relate to sandwiches and salads provided by the Good Food Chain, using meat produced by North Country Cooked Meats. The Good Food Chain, which supplied 43 trusts in England, has voluntarily ceased production while investigations continue, as has the meat producer.No family members of Mrs Heap were present in court.Solicitors for the hospital trust, Sodexo Health Care and Northern County Meats were present at the hearing. Eight NHS hospitals have been hit by the listeria outbreak which has killed five patients, the Health Secretary revealed on Monday.Matt Hancock made the disclosures as he said he was keen to see the health service take NHS catering back in-house, in a bid to improve safety.The Health Secretary on Monday named six NHS hospitals which have been hit by the outbreak, linked to pre-packed sandwiches and salads, as he vowed to “take the necessary steps” to restore trust in hospital food.
In the third round of the Polish league Vive Targi Kielce beat at home Azoty Puławy 34:19. Before the match, one of the main aims for Kielce team was to improve attack – the aspect which did not work well in their previous matches. It seems that the mission was accomplished, partly at least; Polish champions scored more successfully and the final result confirms it. Vive were leading from the very beginning; they gained 5 goal advantage until the halftime and were getting better and better in the second half. Guests from Puławy tried to make it harder for Kielce with 5-1 defence but they did not succeed. Sławomir Szmal did quite well in Kielce’s goal; it was also a good game of Grzegorz Tkaczyk who thus became the top scorer with 6 goals.TEXT: Martyna Usnarska handball matchHiungarian Handball FederationKS Vive Targi KielcePoland handball ← Previous Story LNH 2013/2014: PSG beat Chambery – Second win for Dunkerque! Next Story → The Faker’s Guide to the VELUX EHF Champions League 2013/14
Des bébés tigres naissent au cirque BouglioneLe cirque Joseph Bouglione actuellement installé dans l’Essonne à Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois a vu naitre trois petits tigres cette semaine, une femelle Simba et ses deux frères Tigrou et Sultan.La semaine a été chargée en naissance du côté du cirque Joseph Bouglione. Dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche, les équipes du cirque actuellement installé dans la zone de la Croix-Blanche à Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois ont en effet accueilli trois nouveaux pensionnaires : trois petits tigres du Bengale. Malheureusement, comme cela arrive souvent, la mère Dina a rejeté la petite femelle Simba et ses deux frères Tigrou et Sultan. C’est donc le personnel du cirque qui s’occupe aujourd’hui des trois boules de poils qui ne pèsent que quelques centaines de grammes. À lire aussiAssistez à la naissance fantastique d’un petit caméléonLes gens de la troupe se relaient, toutes les trois heures, jour et nuit, pour donner le biberon aux nouveaux venus qui atteindront d’ici deux ans la taille de leurs parents, soit approximativement 200 kilogrammes. Mais ce n’est pas les seules naissances que le cirque a vécu récemment. En effet, la ménagerie s’est déjà agrandie quelques jours plus tôt avec un bébé dromadaire Suzie, 4 lapins, 8 poussins et 7 chatons. “C’est toujours comme ça au printemps. Les naissances, c’est notre fierté. C’est la preuve que nos animaux se plaisent avec nous. Cela va contre les idées reçues idiotes sur les animaux maltraités dans les cirques”, confie au journal LeParisien André Bouglione, dompteur.Ainsi, toutes les espèces du cirque se reproduisent, dans la mesure bien sûr qu’il y ait à la fois un mâle et une femelle. “Les gens croient qu’on achète nos animaux et qu’on s’en débarrasse quand ils sont trop vieux, mais c’est pas du tout ça”, ajoute le dompteur.Au total, la troupe compte une quarantaine de personnes et le double d’animaux qui sont nourris, soignés et bichonnés. Une ménagerie qui sera visible à partir du 14 avril lorsque le cirque s’installera (jusqu’au 1er mai) à Saint-Michel-sur-Orge. Les bébés tigres eux rejoindront leurs congénères d’ici quelques mois mais ne seront pas inclus dans le spectacle avant au moins un an. Le 3 avril 2012 à 17:13 • Maxime Lambert