Revolver found in plastic bag at Supply

first_imgPolice acting on information on Wednesday visited a location in Supply on the East Bank of Demerara where a revolver without any ammunition was discovered.Guyana Times understands that someone in the area observed a black plastic bag hanging on a fence and upon checking it, a .38 revolver was discovered. As such, the resident immediately contacted the Police who responded promptly.Police have since confirmed that the revolver’s serial number was erased. Nevertheless, the weapon was lodged and would be sent for ballistics testing to ascertain whether it was used in the commissioning of any crimes.last_img read more

Curfew relaxed in Bhadrak

first_imgCurfew was relaxed for four hours in Bhadrak town in Odisha, with no incidents of violence or arson reported since Friday evening. The curfew was relaxed from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday but later extended till 12 noon to allow people to procure essential commodities, even as security forces kept a close vigil, a senior official said. The administration, however, took no chances and extended curfew till 7 a.m. on Monday. Educational institutions and government offices will remain closed on Monday. As a precautionary measure, popular social networking sites — Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp — have been blocked at Bhadrak and surrounding areas for 48 hours from Sunday evening. 40 arrestsAs many as 40 people have been arrested so far for the incidents of violence and arson on Friday, which left several shops gutted and vehicles damaged, Bhadrak PS in-charge Jadunath Jena said.Prohibitory orders under Section 144 remained in force in nearby Dhamnagar and Basudevpur, a police official said. Deployment of security personnel was strengthened at vulnerable pockets and frequency in patrolling was increased.“There has been no fresh violence in the town. We are taking several confidence-building measures,” said A. B.Ota, Revenue Divisional Commissioner (Central).“The administration is not in a hurry to convene peace committee meeting. We are waiting for return of complete peace,” he said.Soon after the relaxation in curfew was announced through public address systems, people hurried to purchase milk, bread and vegetables which were available at a few shops. Traders in Kacheri Bazar came to check on their shops. Tension was palpable in Chandan Bazar, where both communities have sizeable populations.last_img read more

Injuries to Pingoy, Ahanmisi bad news for Adamson

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Jarin takes blame for NU’s failed Final Four bid Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentscenter_img “That’s bad news for us,” said Falcons head coach Franz Pumaren.Ahanmisi injured his ankle early in the first half while Pingoy suffered his later in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPingoy landed on Jasper Parker’s foot and was helped off the floot with 5:22 left in the game.No timetable has been set for the two players. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Jerie Pingoy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson could march into the Final Four missing two crucial guards in Jerie Pingoy and Jerrick Ahanmisi.Both players twisted their left ankles in Adamson’s final eliminations game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in a 71-54 loss to Far Eastern University.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Week 13 NFL Elo Ratings And Playoff Odds

A week before Thanksgiving, the NFL’s top teams had plenty to be grateful for. Eleven of the top 13 teams in Week 12’s edition of our Elo ratings won their games, with the lone exceptions either losing to another good team on the road (the Arizona Cardinals, then ranked No. 2, fell to the third-ranked Seattle Seahawks) or suffering a stunning upset (the Kansas City Chiefs’ ill-fated trip to Oakland). And eight of the bottom 10 teams lost, generating the widest spread this season between the league’s haves and have-nots (as measured by the standard deviation of every team’s Elo ratings).There’s been a lot of talk about 2014 being a season of parity in the NFL (especially after the aforementioned Raiders victory completed this year’s “circle of parity,” the phenomenon by which any team could claim superiority over another via the transitive property). In one sense, that’s accurate. There’s no dominant Super Bowl favorite: The New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos have gone through hot and cold periods over the past 12 weeks, and the Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have not even consistently been favored to make the playoffs. Nobody knows what to make of the upstart Cardinals (now less so than ever). By that standard, this season is as wide open as any.But this year has also seen a stark disparity between the NFL’s good and bad teams. The 2014 season features the 10th-largest standard deviation of Elo ratings through 12 weeks of any season since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger and the second-largest since 1986 (trailing only the 2009 season).Nearly all of the most imbalanced seasons took place before the NFL instituted true free agency and a salary cap in the early 1990s, which evened out payroll spending across the league and prevented dominant teams from hoarding talent. These measures had the effect of increased parity, both within seasons and between them.Pockets of inequality still emerge from time to time, even in today’s equipoised NFL. But most of the teams at the bottom of our rankings were above average (some significantly so) at some point in the past few seasons. Late in 2012, the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons — now ranked No. 23 and No. 25, respectively — had Elo ratings that would rank second in the NFL right now. And among the bottom third of teams in this week’s rankings, Minnesota, Tampa Bay, Washington and the New York Giants also had above-average Elo ratings as recently as two seasons ago.The league’s bad teams look particularly bad right now, and the poor got even poorer this past weekend. But even at an imbalanced moment, you can see the handiwork of the NFL’s parity machine.Last week, we wrote about how the Denver Broncos were a team in disarray, losing more points of Elo rating over the previous three weeks than any team in the NFL. In this past Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, it looked like disaster was imminent again — Denver’s win probability was down to 10.2 percent late in the third quarter — before Peyton Manning sparked a comeback victory for the Broncos.The game wasn’t especially crucial to the Broncos’ postseason odds (they gained just 8 percentage points of playoff probability last week), but in concert with the Chiefs’ stunning loss at Oakland, it had a big effect on the AFC West race. By the end of the weekend, the Broncos had gained 24 percentage points of division-win probability, bringing their chances to 79 percent. The Chiefs lost 25 percentage points — by far the week’s biggest change in division-win probability. What had been surprisingly close to a toss-up race for the AFC West is back under Denver’s control.Week 12 was pretty damaging to Kansas City’s playoff chances. A week ago, the team was looking at a 41 percent probability of chasing down the Broncos for the division, and it had the conference’s best chance of securing a wild card slot (42 percent). But with their AFC West odds dwindling, the Chiefs probably need the wild card to make the playoffs. It might seem as though the Chiefs are still well positioned in that department — the Dolphins had been their primary threat going into the weekend — but after the AFC North rivals Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens both won, the AFC’s wild card picture is as crowded as ever.The NFC playoff picture didn’t change all that much, although the Seahawks are once again favorites to make the postseason after beating the Cardinals. Although the game could be seen as the proverbial “statement win” with regard to NFC West supremacy, the loss didn’t really affect Arizona’s playoff chances; the Cardinals are still 94 percent likely to be in.Elo’s had a few solid weeks against the point spread. Don’t let it fool you: You shouldn’t take these ratings to Vegas and bet with them. But it is always fun to compare the gambling lines to those which would be predicted by each team’s pregame Elo ratings.One of biggest differences this week between Elo and Vegas involves a marquee matchup, in which the Patriots travel to Green Bay to face the Packers. The Packers have been on a roll of late, gaining the most Elo rating points of any NFL team over the previous three weeks, but still they rank just sixth in Elo. At least some of that is because Green Bay entered the season ranked 17th in the league with a below-average 1495 Elo rating, owing to a relatively down 2013 season that saw quarterback Aaron Rodgers miss seven games.With Rodgers back and playing at an incredibly high level as of late, Vegas has reacted quickly. The oddsmakers clearly consider the Packers one of the two or three best teams in the NFL. For their part, the Patriots have been on fire as well, so the fact that they are three-point road underdogs implies that the market considers them about even with Green Bay. Elo thinks the Patriots are roughly four points better per game than the Packers at a neutral site, so it will be interesting to get some measure of a referendum on Vegas and Elo’s different opinions of the two teams.CORRECTION (3:53 p.m., Nov. 26, 2014): A previous version of the Week 13 NFL matchups table listed incorrect numbers for the Elo win percentages and point spreads. They and the language in the piece have been updated. read more

Liverpool favorites to land PSGs Adrien Rabiot

first_imgParis Saint-Germain’s jewel and one of the most promising young talents in Europe could soon leave Parc des Princes, with Adrien Rabiot edging closer towards the winter exit.The 23-year-old midfielder has already rejected to extend his current contract that’s set to expire at the end of the ongoing campaign, opening the way for interested parties to start the negotiations as early as January.Although Rabiot plays a notable role under Thomas Tuchel, he seems desperate to leave the Parisians in the forthcoming period, searching for new challenges.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.According to the Daily Express, Liverpool are leading the chase for the France international ahead of Barcelona and Manchester United who also reportedly set their sights on the youngster.The same source states that bookmaker Coral place the Merseysiders as 2-1 favorites to wrap up a deal.Considering Fabinho and Naby Keita both failed to adapt to the Premier League so far, Jurgen Klopp plans to bring another midfielder to Anfield to partner James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum in the center of the park.last_img read more

Interception Bill Repealed

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 23, 2017 – The We March against the Interception of Communication Bill was repealed and many are calling it a victory for those who accused the PLP Government of rushing the bill to law.On Tuesday night, Attorney General, Allyson Maynard Gibson withdrew the bill, citing that it is needed but agreeing that her office must work with civil society in a consultative stage before legislation is tabled.   Maynard Gibson during debate on the controversial document said with education on the need for the bill, there will come increased support for it.A Kill the Bill movement was started almost immediately after the proposed legislation was introduced in the House of Assembly and now it is gone from the table and going to the public. Activist and Attorney, Fred Smith was vociferous about the proposed law.  Dubbed the Spying Bill, We March Bahamas was due to march Wednesday in objection to the rush and the proposed law.The Minister for Justice said this too during her announcement Tuesday night to pull the bill, “During this period, we will work with civil society to ensure that Bahamians will have an opportunity to learn about and review the legislation, have their questions answered and their concerns addressed.”  Many say it is what should have been done in the first place.#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for youlast_img read more

Ready Set Its Time To Skate On Soldotna Creek Parks Ice Path

first_imgCity staff will continue to check ice conditions to ensure it stays safe for those wanting to get out and partake. The Parks Department has been flooding the skating path at Soldotna Creek Park in order to get it ready for individuals to go out and skate.And according to the Parks Department it’s open for skating as of Monday. Crews will continue to hot-mop the path throughout the season. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna Parks and Recreation Department has been taking advantage of the recent frozen temperatures and doing what they can to bring some “winter fun” to community members.center_img People are welcome to skate as long as the lights are on. Parks and Recreation reminds people that the paths are available for skating only.last_img read more

Dont leave workplaces without permission SC asks judges

first_img.The Supreme Court administration has asked the lower court judges and officials not to leave their workplaces without informing the SC registrar.A circular issued on Thursday in this regard was published on the SC website, said UNB news agency.The circular signed by SC Registrar M Zakir Hossain asked all district and sessions judges, judicial officials equivalent to the rank of district judges, chief judicial magistrates, chief metropolitan magistrates and additional district and sessions judges not to leave their stations without informing the SC registrar.They were also directed again not to leave the workplaces before the designated time and on the last working day of the week without permission, not to stay outside the workplaces on working days and not to make delay in attending office on the first working day of the week.The circular also said the violation of the directives will be regarded as misconduct.last_img read more

Baltimore Soundstage Christmas Music With India Arie

first_imgIndia.ArieIndia Arie and Jonathan McReynolds are performing at Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place, Baltimore, Maryland  on Dec. 18. Visit www.baltimoresoundstage.com or call (410) 244-0057 for more event information.last_img

Most and Least Ethnically Diverse US Cities Identified

first_imgBy Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire National Correspondent@StacyBrownMediaWith immigration reform remaining one of the most prominent political issues, suggesting that the U.S. demographic landscape may soon change, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities.To identify the most ethnically diverse places in America, WalletHub compared more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities across three key metrics: ethno-racial diversity, linguistic diversity and birthplace diversity.(Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)Oakland, California, has the highest racial and ethnic diversity than any other city in the country, a figure that’s four times higher than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the lowest.Meanwhile, Hialeah enjoys the highest concentration of Hispanics or Latinos, at 96.44 percent while Laconia, New Hampshire has the highest concentration of whites, at 94.81 percent.Jackson, Mississippi has the highest concentration of blacks, at 81.44 percent.Jersey City, NJ; Gaithersburg, Md.; Germantown, Md.; Silver Spring, Md. and Spring Valley, Nevada were the most ethnically diverse cities in America according to the study.New York City, Oakland, San Jose, Ca.; Rockville, Md. and Kent, Washington also made the top 10.Barre, Vermont; Clarksburg, West Virginia; Watertown, South Dakota; Parkersburg, West Virginia; and Hialeah, Florida, comprised the rest of the 10 least ethnically diverse cities.Rutland, Vermont; Wheeling, West Virginia; Laconia, New Hampshire; Miles City, Montana and Bennington, Vermont, were identified as the five least ethnically diverse cities.Havre, Montana; had the highest concentration of residents who spoke English (98.57 percent), while Hileah, Florida found itself at the opposite end with just 5.59 percent of its residents speaking English (93.96 percent of Hileah residents speak Spanish and just 0.33 percent of those in Havre speak Spanish).For birthplace diversity (locations where residents continue to reside long after they were born) Greenville, Mississippi topped every city with 86.79 percent, while Hilton Head Island, S.C., came in last at 16.80 percent.New York (69.40 percent) is the most diverse large city, Jersey City counts as the most diverse mid-size city and Gaithersburg, Md., is the most diverse small city in America, according to the report.“A growing body of social psychological research suggests that information about increasing ethnic diversity can lead white Americans to express greater concerns about their ethnic group’s status and, further, these concerns can have implications for interethnic attitudes as well as political attitudes,” said Dr. Maureen Craig, a WalletHub expert and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at New York University.“For example, prior research has found that viewing a media report detailing increases in national ethnic diversity can lead white Americans to express ethnic bias, support more exclusionary political stances, and express greater concerns about anti-white discrimination,” Craig said.“However, an important caveat is that these experiments all focus on what happens when white Americans are asked to anticipate ethnic demographic change,” she said.There are many benefits to a diverse, multicultural city some of which are being exposed to different neighborhoods, communities, culture, parks and restaurants, said Dr. Kwame Dixon, a WalletHub expert and an assistant professor of African American Studies in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.“In most cases a diverse cultural setting leads to some common boundaries of understanding. The social citizen of the 21st century must be being exposed to multiple cultural settings and environments,” Dixon said.If diversity becomes a smokescreen for displacement or gentrification or if a historically black or Latino community is diversified in a short period of time by newcomers defined as white then there will be tensions around space, identity and displacement, he said.“This may lead to other tensions – former residents being pushed to the margins or to poorer communities,” Dixon said.Click here to view the full report.last_img read more