Yes We Talked About Chess On A Sports Podcast

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Nov. 15, 2016), we chat about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Dallas Cowboys and ask whether the correct strategy is to always go for 2 points. We then turn to college football’s many upsets from last weekend and ask whether this season is just a ceremonial procession that will eventually lead to Alabama’s being crowned champion. Finally, the World Chess Championship is happening in New York, so we call up FiveThirtyEight’s Oliver Roeder to discuss draws, the history of Elo ratings and whether computers are better than people at chess. Plus, a significant digit on cricket!Links to what we discussed:Chase Stuart says more teams are going for 2-point conversions in the NFL, and that’s as it should be.ESPN’s Kevin Seifert explains how the NFL’s new extra-point rule has changed the game.Neil Paine says last weekend’s college football upsets were some of the wildest in history.You can find FiveThirtyEight’s college football predictions here.Marc Tracy in The New York Times says this season’s Alabama team is phenomenal.Oliver Roeder breaks down the action from the World Chess Championship.Even a chess draw can be gripping, Roeder writes.Significant Digit: 246 for 20. That’s the number of Australian runs scored for the number of wickets lost in the team’s recent defeat to South Africa. It’s Australia’s worst aggregate score in a home test match since cricket’s greatest ever player, Don Bradman, made his debut in 1928. read more

The Thursday Clubs 92nd Annual Rummage Sale

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – One of San Diego’s largest rummage sale, started in 1927 and will be held again on Saturday March 9th and Sunday, March 10th in the Activity Center in Balboa Park.New and gently-used merchandise, including jewelry, art/frames, antiques, collectibles, furniture, sporting equipment, holiday and home décor, kitchenware and small appliances, toys, electronics, books and clothing will be sold to raise money for Balboa Park and community non-profits.Each year half of the proceeds of the sale go to benefit a variety of programs and projects within Balboa Park and half goes to support non-profit organizations in the San Diego community, according to the The Thursday Club. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 7, 2019 March 7, 2019 The Thursday Club’s 92nd Annual Rummage Sale Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Defense Bill Offers Compromises on Military Benefits

first_imgThe conference report for the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill offers a mixed bag for military families, trimming the basic allowance for housing (BAH) over the next four years while attempting to preserve discounts at commissaries.The compromise legislation adopts DOD’s proposal to slow the rate of increase in the BAH until rates cover only 95 percent of service members’ out-of-pocket costs, but eases the reduction into place by 1 percent increments over the next four years. Last year, leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services committees reached a compromise allowing the housing benefit to cover only 99 percent of rental and utility costs.Conferees rejected language in the Senate version of the legislation limiting the BAH for service members who live together or married couples who work within a reasonable commuting distance from each other. But the House and Senate Armed Services committees intend to address the issue next year after seeing the results of a study of ways to adjust the allowance for dual-service couples and others so it better matches actual housing costs.In rebuffing the department’s proposal to slash $1.3 billion in federal funding for military grocery stories, the annual defense policy bill attempts to preserve military families’ shopping benefit. The measure, though, provides the Defense Commissary Agency with new authorities to test innovative ways to operate stores more efficiently, reports Stars and Stripes. A new study aims to protect the shopping benefit while identifying ways to make commissary and exchange operations self-supporting by 2019.The authorization bill also offers an alternative to the traditional retirement plan requiring personnel to serve for 20 years. The new ‘blended’ plan will feature a Thrift Savings Plan with government matching of contributions up to 4 percent of base pay, according to the story. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Celebrating the badass women of Marvel for International Womens Day

first_img Comments Black Widow takes out a room of men — while tied to a chair. Gamora wins an electric sword fight with her sister Nebula. Okoye points a spear at her own husband after he charges her down on a rhino. The women of Marvel, needless to say, are fearless.  CBS Interactive, which CNET is part of, is celebrating the March 8 release of Captain Marvel, and all of International Women’s Month, by highlighting the powerful women of Marvel movies and shows. We’re focusing not only on the incredible women of the MCU, but also on Marvel comics and their impact on pop culture. Multiple CBS sites have come together to produce this special report on the women of the Marvel universe. CNET has a mega-bracket showdown of powerful women; Entertainment Tonight is profiling prominent women behind and in front of the camera; and TV Guide will look ahead at the future of Marvel’s strong characters on the small screen.  Highlighting the scope of talented women who work at CBS Interactive, women throughout the company wrote, edited and produced every article, gallery and video in this collection — from our long-running compendium of Marvel movies to our roundtable of women talking about more strong ladies and our Q&A with Danai Gurira, Black Panther’s General Okoye, for CNET Magazine.  Women of the MCU making magic  Captain Marvel may be taking the lead right now, but many other women have been key to making magic happen in the Marvel universe. CNET’s Patricia Puentes talked to costume designer Ruth E. Carter, who just won an Oscar for costume design for Black Panther. Entertainment Tonight looks at the women of Wakanda, aka all the women behind Black Panther, making Oscar history. And there’ll be much, much more Marvel flying your way.  More on iDaily: Can you name all 25 of these Marvel women? Tags Now playing: Watch this: How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order 3:04 Powerful women of the Marvel universe Captain Marvel sets the stage Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, the 21st MCU movie now open around the world. For anyone unfamiliar with Captain Marvel’s backstory, check out GameSpot’s comic book history of Captain Marvel. CNET’s Patricia Puentes called the film “two hours of pure female empowerment packaged with all the visual power you’d expect from a Marvel blockbuster.”Additionally, Entertainment Tonight’s Meredith B. Kile reviewed Captain Marvel, noting that its “origin-story-in-reverse structure allows Captain Marvel to do away with many of the more overdone origin story tropes.” As the film opens, GameSpot will feature more explainers, spoilers, and breakdowns of how Captain Marvel (and those post-credits scenes!) will tie into Avengers: Endgame.  More from GameSpot: How the Skrulls change everything and Why everyone’s talking about Goose the cat 4 Becoming a Marvel woman through cosplay, and getting paid for it 15 Photos 26 Photos Share your voice International Women’s Month The first National Women’s Day was observed in the United States all the way back in 1909, many years before we’d celebrate Women’s History Month. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 to be National Women’s History Week, and by 1987, Congress had passed a statute designating March as Women’s History Month. We continue to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. Did we mention one or 100 times that’s the day Captain Marvel, the first female-led film in the entire MCU, comes out?  Since the ’90s, the United Nations has focused on an annual theme for International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.” That’s why it feels appropriate for us to look to the women of Marvel who’ve been working in innovative ways, both on screen and off screen, to get more seats at the franchise’s proverbial table.  More on Entertainment Tonight: Women of Wakanda: The Female Forces Behind ‘Black Panther’s Historic Oscar Push TV and Movies Women of Marvel Captain Marvel Marvellast_img read more

SWMC interns protest at BCL leaders misconduct

first_imgInterns at Sylhet Women’s Medical College (SWMC) go on an indefinite strike from Saturday, 11 May, 2019. Photo: UNBInterns at Sylhet Women’s Medical College (SWMC) went on an indefinite strike from Saturday protesting against rape threat and assault by a local Chhatra League leader, reports UNB.They abstained from their regular activities and held a human chain at the college’s main gate around 12:30pm. Interns at various hospitals in the city expressed solidarity and announced to join the movement from Sunday.Chhatra League leader Sarwar Hossain threatened a SWMC intern with rape and murder on Thursday. A video of the incident went viral on social media.Sarwar is the former vice-president of the student front’s Sylhet district unit.Doctors at SWMC demonstrated at the hospital on Thursday night but suspended their protests after they were assured of justice.Zedan Al Musa, deputy commissioner (media) of Sylhet Metropolitan Police, said that appropriate action will be taken after a case is filed.last_img read more

Progressing towards making a better india

first_imgThe national Capital is all set to attract and entertain crowds as it gears up for two major events during the month of August. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be inaugurating the 2nd edition of the India International Footwear Fair (IIFF) – the premier specialised B2B event of the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Confederation of Indian Footwear Industries (CIFI) on August 5, 2016 at Pragati Maidan, in the national Capital.The IIFF (August 5-7) is being organised with support of apex bodies including the Council for Leather Exports (CLE), Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Indian Shoe Federation (ISF), Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) and Indian Footwear Components Manufacturers Association (IFCOMA) and Indian Finished Leather manufacturers’ Association (IFLMEA). This year, as many as 263 leading companies from India and abroad will be participating in the fair. These include over 160 Indian companies and 103 overseas from Brazil, China, Iran and Taiwan. Also Read – American Crime Story 3 to chronicle Clinton’s impeachmentThe IIFF will be showcasing a wide range of products including footwear, raw materials, finished leather- shoe components, synthetic materials, footwear machinery among others. Apart from unveiling the export potential of India in footwear and leather industry, the event aims to project India as an ideal investment destination.Shortly thereafter, the Union Minister for Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan will be inaugurating the 22nd edition of Delhi Book Fair on August 27  at Pragati Maidan. The fair is being organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP). The Book Fair will cover a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, academic books besides, children’s literature, classics and other categories of publications including digital innovations.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTo make the fair more interactive for visitors, ITPO has planned to introduce book reading sessions, band performances, on- the- spot painting competitions, screening of films, G.K. quizzes, Nukkad Natak and storytelling sessions.This year, the fair aims at highlighting initiatives of the Government under ‘Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan’ for higher education and computer literacy. Besides this, the Theme Pavilion will comprise of the ‘Selfie Stations’ which focuses on the national campaigns of the Government of India. These include, ‘Make in India’, ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Skill India’, ‘Standup India’, ‘Smart Cities’, ‘Startup India and ‘Umang (Unified Mobile App for New-age Governance).ITPO’s other concurrent events, the 18th edition of Stationery and 2nd Office Automation and Corporate Gift Fair 2016 will  be the added attractions for the visitors.last_img read more