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YWCA Opens Registration for Innovative Girls “Empowerment” Summer Camp

first_img Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  From June 27th – August 5th, 2016, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will host its Girls’ Empowerment Summer Camp. This innovative program encourages girls to seek new experiences, builds self-esteem, explore new ideas, and develop fresh skills. Each year 50 girls ages 10 -17 from across the Pasadena-Foothills region have the chance to build a community amongst themselves by learning from each other, participating in new activities together, and discussing the unique issues they face as girls.Summer Camp activities include cultural excursions, tours of institutions of higher education, leisure trips, college pathway workshops, empowerment workshops, skills workshops, science and technology workshops, creative arts lessons, and fitness workshops. Past trips have included excursions to Olvera Street, the Los Angeles Zoo, the Museum of California Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Pasadena Playhouse, the University of La Verne, Cal Poly Pomona, Pasadena City College, CalTech, Huntington Beach, Hansen Dam, and an end of the summer celebration trip to Knott’s Berry Farm. The YWCA Pasadena has also partnered with organizations and individuals such as the Huntington Library and Gardens, CalTech, Disney Animation, Wells Fargo Art Center College of Design, Paul Mitchell School, and a variety of fitness and self-defense instructors to create workshops that will inspire and empower the participants.“We are dedicated to bettering the future of the young women in our community. By showing them the breadth of opportunity and diverse cultures in our world, we hope that we can encourage them to fearlessly pursue whatever their dreams may be,” said Jessica Kubel, Director of the YWCA Pasadena.Registration fees for the entire 6-week session are $795. The fees may also be paid in two installments of $400, or through weekly payment of $150. The camp runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, June 27th through August 5th . Girls can to attend as few or as many weeks as they are able to, attendance all six weeks is not mandatory. Girls must be between the ages of 10 and 17. Scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis, based on need. Attendance fees include a t-shirt and snack, however, a bag lunch or lunch from home will be necessary. Registration is available online at www.ywca.org/gesc2016. For more information on the program or scholarship information, please visit http://bit.ly/YWCAGESC16, contact the YWCA by phone at (626) 296-8433, or email the YWCA Program Coordinator at [email protected] the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley: The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley began over 110 years ago to meet the needs of girls and women in Pasadena. Our programs address the mission of the national YWCA organization, “eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” More information about the YWCA is available at www.ywca-pasadena.org. Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News YWCA Opens Registration for Innovative Girls “Empowerment” Summer Camp From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 11:41 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Delegation announces $660,000 grant to help train new Vermont farmers

first_imgVermont’s congressional delegation – Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch – today announced a $659,784 grant to the Vermont New Farmer Network (VNFN). The grant will allow VNFN to provide training and assistance to beginning farmers and ranchers to help them run successful and sustainable farms.The Vermont New Farmers Network is a working group of agricultural organizations committed to serving the needs of new and aspiring farmers in Vermont. The grant is made possible through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). Under BFRDP, USDA makes grants to organizations that implement education, training, technical assistance and outreach programs to help beginning farmers and ranchers, specifically those who have been farming or ranching for ten years or fewer.”Farming is an integral part of Vermont’s identity and economy,” Vermont’s congressional delegation said in a statement. “In recent years we have seen a growth of farmers’ markets and community supported agriculture programs, which has inspired a new generation of Vermont farmers. This grant will assist these new farmers as they develop their agricultural enterprises so they can continue the farming tradition so important to our state.” Additional grants will be available through the USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. Applications will be accepted through November 22, 2011. Interested parties should visit http://www.csrees.usda.gov/fo/beginningfarmerandrancher.cfm(link is external). Washington, 9.30.2011last_img read more

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Pogba tells Man Utd ‘big teams stay in the top four’ as Solskjaer surge continues

first_imgSaturday’s win also lifts United into fourth place, two points above Chelsea, who face champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.It means United will end a day in the Champions League places for the first time since they beat Leicester City at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season.Pogba admits it is a good feeling given United were 11 points adrift of the top four when Solskjaer took over in December, but he says the challenge is now to stay there.”It feels great. It’s what we wanted since Ole came. We want to be in the top four. There’s still a long way to go but we want to stay there,” he told Sky Sports.”We were very far and now, to get back to the top four, is a good result. But, like I said, we have big games coming up. It’s not going to be easy.”It’s always good but the big teams now just stay there. When we need three points, we get the three points, when we’re playing away. There are big games coming up and that will decide where we’re going to stay at the end of the season.” Paul Pogba has challenged Manchester United to stay in the Premier League’s top four for the rest of the season following their 3-0 win over Fulham.The France international scored twice, either side of a superb solo effort from Anthony Martial, as the Red Devils made it 10 wins in 11 matches in all competitions under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Pogba’s double takes his tally to 11 league goals this season, a personal best in his career in Europe’s top-five leagues, but victories remain more important to the 25-year-old.”It’s always great to score goals but the most important thing is to win games. When you don’t win, it’s not the same feeling,” he said.”I feel great, the team feels good, and we just have to carry on like this. This game was really important. It’s a good sign, it gives confidence to the team. We have to carry on like that to stay in the top four.”last_img read more

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World Juniors 2020: Team USA scores, schedule, how to watch

first_imgNo longer considered an afterthought, the U.S. is now an established power on the World Juniors circuit and are once again medal contenders, opening the tournament behind only Canada’s gold-medal odds. Here’s everything to know about the tournament, including how to watch live games in the United States and a complete schedule with updated scores and standings.Team USA’s schedule and results at World JuniorsThe format for the 2020 World Junior Championship consists of two groups of five teams playing a preliminary round-robin to determine seeding followed by a single-elimination tournament. The United States drew Group B, which also includes Canada, Germany, Russia and the host country, the Czech Republic. DateOpponentResultTV infoDec. 26CanadaL, 6-41 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)Dec. 27GermanyW, 6-31 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)Dec. 29RussiaW, 3-11 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)Dec. 30Czech RepublicW, 4-3 (OT)1 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)Jan. 2QF: vs. FinlandL, 1-011:30 a.m. (NHLN, TSN)(All times Eastern)How to watch USA games live onlineIn the United States, World Junior Championship games are only available on NHL Network, which has plans to televise 20 live games. Stephen Nelson will provide the play-by-play for each Team USA game and will be joined by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jill Savage.WORLD JUNIORS: Team-by-team guide  | 20 players to watch | Five storylinesTeam USA’s 2020 World Juniors rosterThis year’s squad is built around goaltending and goal scoring. Florida Panthers 2019 draft pick Spencer Knight is expected to be between the pipes while the likes of Trevor Zegras (ANA), Cole Caufield (MTL) and Oliver Wahlstrom (NYI) will be relied on to put points on the board. Team USA’s defense isn’t too shabby either as team captain Mattias Samuelsson (BUF) and New York Rangers prospect, and assistant captain, K’Andre Miller will man the blue line.Name2019-20 teamNHL rightsJohn BeecherMichigan (Big Ten)BruinsBobby BrinkDenver (NCHC)FlyersCole CaufieldWisconsin (Big Ten)CanadiensJack DruryHarvard (ECAC)HurricanesParker FordProvidence (HEA)2020 draftCurtis HallYale (ECACBruinsArthur KaliyevHamilton (OHL)KingsShane PintoNorth Dakota (NCHC)SenatorsJacob PivonkaNotre Dame (Big Ten)IslandersNick RobertsonPeterborough PetesMaple LeafsAlex TurcotteWisconsin (Big Ten)KingsOliver WahlstromBridgeport (AHL)IslandersTrevor ZegrasBoston University (HEA)DucksDEFENSEMENName2019-20 teamNHL rightsTy EmbersonWisconsin (Big Ten)CoyotesJordan HarrisNortheastern (HEA)CanadiensZac JonesUMass-Amherst (HAE)RangersK’Andre MillerWisconsin (Big Ten)RangersMattias SamuelssonWestern Michigan (NCHC)SabresSpencer StastneyNotre Dame (Big Ten)PredatorsCam YorkMichiganFlyersGOALIESName2019-20 teamNHL rightsSpencer KnightBoston College (HEA)PanthersIsaiah SavilleNebraska Omaha (NCHC)Golden KnightsDustin WolfEverett Silvertips (WHL)FlamesWJC 2020: Dustin Wolf making a name for himselfWorld Junior Championship standingsGROUP A TeamWinsLossesOTLPoints1. Sweden400112. Switzerland31093. Finland21174. Slovakia13035. Kazakhstan0400GROUP BTeamWinsLossesOTLPoints1. Canada31092. USA31083. Russia22064. Czech Republic12145. Germany1303Wins in regulation = 3 pointsOvertime win = 2 pointsOvertime loss = 1 pointFull World Junior Championship scheduleTHURSDAY, DEC. 26Switzerland 5, Kazakhstan  3 9 a.m.TSN 1/3Czech Republic 4, Russia 39 a.m.TSN 4/5, NHLNSweden 3, Finland 2 (OT)1 p.m.TSN3Canada 6, United States 41 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNFRIDAY, DEC. 27Slovakia 3, Kazakhstan 19 a.m.TSN, NHLNGermany 3, United States 61 p.m.TSN 1/3/4, NHLNSATURDAY, DEC. 28Finland 8, Slovakia 19 a.m.TSN 1/3, NHLNCzech Republic 3, Germany 49 a.m.TSN 4/5Switzerland 2, Sweden 51 p.m.TSN3Russia 6, Canada 01 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNSUNDAY, DEC. 29Kazakhstan 1, Finland 79 a.m.TSN 3/4/5, NHLNUnited States 3, Russia 11 p.m.TSN 4/5, NHLNMONDAY, DEC. 30Kazakhstan 2, Sweden 69 a.m.TSN3Germany 1, Canada 49 a.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNSlovakia 2, Switzerland 71 p.m.TSN 1/3United States 4, Czech Republic 3 (OT)1 p.m.TSN 4/5, NHLNTUESDAY, DEC. 31Sweden 6, Slovakia 29 a.m.TSN 1/3, NHLNRussia 6, Germany 19 a.m.TSN 4/5Finland 2, Switzerland 51 p.m.TSN3Canada 7, Czech Republic 21 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNTHURSDAY, JAN. 2QF: Switzerland 1, Russia 36:30 a.m.TSN, NHLNQF: Canada 6, Slovakia 19 a.m.TSN, NHLNQF: USA 0, Finland 111:30 a.m.TSN, NHLNQF: Sweden 5, Czech Republic 02 p.m.TSN, NHLNSATURDAY, JAN. 4SF: Sweden 4, Russia 5 (OT)9 a.m.TSN, NHLNSF: Canada 5, Finland 01 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNSUNDAY, JAN. 5Relegation game: Germany 6, Kazakhstan 05 a.m. Bronze medal game: Sweden 3, Finland 29 a.m.TSN, NHLNGold-medal game: Russia vs. Canada1 p.m.TSN, NHLN(All times Eastern)center_img The United States enters the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic having medalled in four consecutive tournaments for the first time in program history.Last year, Team USA lost in the gold medal game to Finland after mounting a comeback before allowing Kaapo Kakko to net the game-winner with under two minutes remaining. 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USMCA Vote Could Move to 2020

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorINDIANAPOLIS (DTN) — USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky said Thursday it would be “very unfortunate” for agriculture if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delays a vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement until 2020.Pelosi, D-Calif., was quoted by reporters on Thursday adding some uncertainty to the possibility of a vote on USMCA before the end of 2019. Pelosi was scheduled to meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in her office on Thursday to continue negotiations on some sticking points in the trade deal for Democrats.“I’m not even sure if we came to an agreement today that it would be enough time to finish,” The Hill and other publications quoted Pelosi saying.SUPPORTED BY AG GROUPSTo declare USMCA is a priority for agricultural groups is almost an understatement. Agriculture as an industry has been among the biggest advocates for USMCA passage, as 950 groups and businesses signed a letter in May calling on Congress to ratify the deal. After Congress returned from summer recess, farm lobbies and others held a rally to champion the trade deal.The group Farmers for Free Trade just Thursday emailed a list of editorials from newspapers around the country endorsing USMCA and calling on Congress to pass the deal.Further delays of the trade deal could also endanger some moderate House Democrats such as freshmen from Midwest states on the House Agriculture Committee. Reps. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, and Angie Craig, D-Minn., have been among those calling for the House to take up the trade pact.Earlier this week, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, met with House Democrats, pushing them to continue delaying a vote until further labor and enforcement provisions are made. Axne said afterward she told Trumka that, while she supported the enforcement of labor regulations, farmers and manufacturers in her district were hurting due to the trade war and tariffs, which a new trade agreement would alleviate.“The longer we wait, [the more] it increases the pain the folks in Iowa like our farmers are getting right now,” she said.President Donald Trump, in his defense against impeachment, has also frequently brought up that Pelosi has not made enough effort to pass USMCA.MEXICO APPROVED DEALUSMCA was signed last Nov. 30 by President Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Canada. Mexico’s legislature has approved the trade deal, but Canada’s parliament is waiting until the U.S. Congress also moves to pass the trade deal.Censky spoke to reporters Thursday after a speech during the Sustainable Agriculture Summit in downtown Indianapolis. DTN asked Censky about delaying a vote on USMCA.“That would be very unfortunate because we have been waiting a long time for this,” Censky said. “Farmers are looking for trade certainty, the American people are looking for trade certainty, and I think it just postpones locking in an improved trade agreement.”Censky added that the trade agreement locks in the current duty-free access most U.S. agricultural products have going into Mexico. The deal also makes some improvements with biotechnology agreements and with access to Canada, Censky pointed out.“It cracks open additional market access into Canada for our dairy, our wheat, our poultry and egg producers, and it updates the provisions of NAFTA. It’s good for American workers, so if it’s postponed, that would be very disappointing and I hope that doesn’t happen because we need to get it done.”Agricultural groups over the summer pointed out food and agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico grew from $9 billion in 1993 to nearly $40 billion in 2018 under NAFTA. The USMCA is expected to boost U.S. agricultural exports by an additional $2.2 billion per year.CRP RULECensky also said Thursday that USDA expects to open enrollment for the Conservation Reserve Program in early December. The rule for CRP signup and changes in the program are under review at the White House Office of Management and Budget. USDA expects OMB to release the rule soon, though Censky said he doesn’t want to say when that could happen.Congress raised the cap for CRP to 27 million acres in the 2018 farm bill. Current USDA enrollment reports show 22.35 million acres in the program. Censky said USDA expects “really good and robust participation” to increase acres.“We think it’s going to be one of the biggest CRP signups we’ve had for a lot of years,” Censky said.Under any sign-up, USDA also is expected to reduce CRP rental rates, which were capped at 85% of the county’s average rental rate for general sign-up.Chris Clayton can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(ES/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Echo Creator Khris Loux on the Ties That Bind the Real-Time Web

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting JS-Kit CEO Khris Loux sees the Internet as a digital brain, a network of nodes and synapses firing signals through pathways in relays of ever-increasing speed and intelligence.At the ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit, he talked to us about how the synaptic web, as he calls it, relies on real-time communication and distributed networking to tie together our communal body of online knowledge. In this interview, Loux talks about the new school of online reputation management, the essence of distributed social networks, and how the synaptic web shapes and heals itself as users collectively contribute to the dataset. Tags:#Real-Time Web#web last_img read more

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9 months agoWife of Man Utd, Arsenal target Carrasco: Many clubs interested

first_imgWife of Man Utd, Arsenal target Carrasco: Many clubs interestedby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe wife of Dalian Yifang winger Yannick Carrasco admits offers are arriving this month.The Belgium international is being linked with Manchester United and Arsenal.And Carrasco’s wife Noemie told RTBF: “There are a lot of things going on. “He has been called by many clubs. Many clubs are interested. Now nothing concrete, nothing has been signed yet.”Carrasco’s deal at Dalian Yifang runs to 2021. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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$10 Million Resource Centre Opens in Eastern Hanover

first_imgStory Highlights The facility includes a community library, internet café, bathrooms and multi-purpose hall Member of Parliament, Dr. D.K. Duncan presented the group with a gift of $100,000 The JN Foundation would be dedicating resources to the centre Residents of Mt. Hannah and surrounding districts in eastern Hanover are to benefit from the opening of a resource centre valued at approximately $10 million in their area.The Mt. Hannah Resource Centre, established by the Mt. Hannah Primary School Past Students Association in collaboration with the Organization of International Development (OID), was officially opened on August 5, the eve of Jamaica’s 51st anniversary of Independence.The facility includes a community library, internet café, bathrooms and multi-purpose hall; and will benefit hundreds of students and adults from across the districts of Donalva, Mt. Hannah, Maryland and adjoining communities.Member of Parliament, Dr. D.K. Duncan, congratulated the Mt. Hannah Past Students Association and the wider community for “persevering together and achieving great things for the community.”He presented the group with a gift of $100,000 that will go towards further construction work on the resource centre.“In consultation with Councillor Lloyd Hill, we have decided that this is an appropriate venture for us to make even a small contribution of $100,000 to the project out of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).  This is in appreciation for what you have together achieved for the benefit of many of this immediate community and surrounding areas,” Dr. Duncan said.Delivering the main address at the opening ceremony, Representative of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Foundation, Virginia Turner, said the activities at the Mt. Hannah Resource Centre are going to be successful because the entire community has “embraced and bought into the dream.”“We at JN Foundation firmly believe if you give persons the resources and you get them to buy in, that they are responsible for the development of their communities and if they are given the opportunities and the resources, then they can make changes in their societies,” Ms Turner noted.She pointed out that unless the young people and seniors alike are engaged in these tough economic times to get themselves trained and to become self reliant, the country will be in trouble.“I am therefore encouraging all citizens across this and adjoining communities to make the best use of the many opportunities that will be emerging from this resource centre. I am also encouraging the formation of senior clubs for both females and males, in order to bring out their creative and resourceful abilities.” she said.Ms.Turner noted that the centre has to make money to be sustainable. “If the centre is not sustainable after a while nothing will go on here, so be resourceful and the centre will benefit entire communities of the parish,” Ms.Turner said.She announced that the JN Foundation would be dedicating resources to working with the centre in the extensive structuring of programmes and activities in ensuring that members benefit as they prepare for the future.last_img read more

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About Those Falcons Play Calls …

Related: Hot Takedown Even if the Patriots had stopped Freeman short of the sticks on 3rd-and-1, it would have run 30 more seconds off the clock, and an average Matt Bosher punt would have placed the Patriots inside their own 20-yard line with less than eight minutes to play. Instead, the Falcons’ only turnover of the game gave the Patriots the ball 5 yards from the red zone with 8:24 left on the clock. Even an unsuccessful run and decent punt at this juncture might have been enough to win the game, considering that the Patriots would go on to score the game-tying touchdown with just 57 seconds left. (Then again, having one fewer minute may have just meant that the Patriots would have scored even faster.)Incredibly, Shanahan and the Falcons later doubled down on their mistake.On the ensuing Falcons possession, Ryan gripped it and ripped it. The Falcons moved from their own 10-yard line to the Patriots’ 22 with a 2-yard run sandwiched between two deep passes. They then ran once, for a loss of a yard, shaving 44 seconds off the clock. Then, Shanahan dialed up another pass — and Ryan took his fifth sack.“You don’t think, just run the ball and make your guy kick a 50-yard field goal,” Shanahan told reporters after the game. But wait — why wouldn’t you think that?Running two more times, even for no gain, would have forced the Patriots to burn two timeouts. The Falcons were on the Patriots’ 23-yard line; a field-goal attempt from there would have been 40 yards, not 50. Falcons kicker Matt Bryant has made 78.2 percent of his career kicks from between 40 and 49 yards. With the score 28-20, going up by 11 with less than four minutes to play would likely have been as effective a dagger as going up by 15.In the end, Shanahan, Ryan and the Falcons offense can point to just about any metric and say they put together a masterful offensive game. They averaged a whopping 7.5 yards per play over the course of the game, far more than the Patriots’ 5.9, or even the Falcons’ league-leading regular-season average of 6.7.But sometimes the best performance in a vacuum isn’t the optimal performance in a game situation. That’s something Shanahan, reportedly set to become the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, is going to have to learn. Every Super Bowl loser wants a do-over, but no team has had as disastrous an ending as Atlanta had in the final nine minutes of Super Bowl LI. If the Falcons were given 1,000 do-overs, they would have been expected, according to ESPN’s win probability model, to win the game 996 times.All the Falcons needed was one more point, one defensive stop or perhaps even just one more minute of burnt clock to zero out the New England Patriots’ 0.4 percent chance to surmount a nigh-insurmountable lead.Why didn’t they?“I think we ran out of gas,” Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said at his post-game press conference. Even so, Quinn’s offensive machine should have been able to coast to the finish line after being up 28-12 with possession of the ball and less than 10 minutes to play. Instead, bad decision-making turned domination into capitulation.The Falcons, as I wrote one FiveThirtyEight’s Super Bowl live blog, had been stunningly effective on the ground all game. The Patriots’ rush defense ranked fourth in Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA) this season, yet the Falcons had piled up 94 yards and a touchdown on just 14 carries.Starting at the 9:40 mark, Falcons running back Tevin Coleman ran on first and second down, getting injured on the latter play but setting up 3rd-and-1 from the team’s own 36-yard line. Rather than dial up another clock-eating run, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan called a pass play. Coleman’s backfield partner, Devonta Freeman, whiffed on his blocking assignment, and Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was strip-sacked.After the Patriots capitalized on the turnover with a touchdown, the Falcons ran 11 offensive plays — and only two of them were runs. Despite needing more than anything to wind the clock down to zero, Shanahan gave only two more carries to Freeman, who’d been averaging 8.2 yards per carry until that point.This is where football coaches, who spend numerous hours micro-analyzing schemes and matchups as they build out their game plans, can lose the forest for the trees. It may well be that Shanahan had a perfect play called up for that situation, or a matchup he knew Ryan could exploit. Ryan, after all, had completed 13 of 16 passes to that point; another short completion seemed like an easy ask. But the Falcons needed to maximize their chance of finishing the game with more points, not their offensive efficiency. Should Terrell Owens Be In The Hall of Fame? read more

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Jangalmahal disappoints TMC despite slew of devp work

first_imgKolkata: BJP has made steady inroads in the Jangalmahal areas, despite a host of development works carried out by the Mamata Banerjee government in the state.After coming to power, the Trinamool-led government had pulled the people out of poverty in the districts of Bankura, Purulia and Jhargram which were earlier plagued by Maoist menace. Banerjee’s government had ironed out the issue through the introduction of various development schemes. A major infrastructure reform was taken up in the Jangalmahal areas and roads were constructed in the villages. Banerjee’s brainchild ‘Khadyasathi’ project had also brought a massive change in the socio-economic lives of the people in the region. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataPeople who had once witnessed the ‘Red terror’ are now getting rice and other food grains at Rs 2 per kg, while the ‘Sabuj Sathi’ and ‘Kanyshree’ projects of the government has benefitted thousands of young girls from various schools. However, despite all the aforementioned schemes run by the government, the people of Jangalmahal have disappointed Trinamool Congress, setting up BJP for victory in Bankura, Bishnupur and Purulia constituencies. The official announcement in this regard of the Election Commission may come late on Thursday night. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateTrinamool Congress heavyweight Subrata Mukherjee who was contesting from Bankura, is on the verge of losing the election. Soumitra Khan, who shifted his allegiance to BJP from the ruling party, is set to win from Bishnupur on BJP’s ticket. It may also be mentioned that Chief Minister Banerjee, who is also the Trinamool Congress supremo, had visited each district of Jangalmahal and held administrative meetings to review the development projects. Unfortunately, the overall development of the people in the area seemed to have little impact on the election results, as the BJP leaders have set a different political narrative to woo voters in the region. BJP’s Subhas Sarkar is set to defeat Trinamool’s Subrata Mukherjee by over 1,72,000 votes from Bankura, while in Bishnupur, Soumitra Khan is on the verge of winning with 6,57,019 votes with his nearest rival Shyamal Santra of Trinamool at 5,78,972. BJP’s Jyotirmay Singh Mahato is set to win with 6,64,671 votes over Trinamool’s Mriganka Mahato, who has received 4,61,732 votes. In Jhargram, Kunar Hembram of BJP is leading with 6,22,739 votes, while Trinamool Congress candidate Birbaha Saren has received 6,13,073. All the seats are awaiting an official announcement from the Election Commission.last_img read more

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