ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 13, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)White Ribbon Alliance presents the 1st Annual Women Inspiration & Enterprise (WIE) symposium which will be held next Monday, September 20th 2010 in New York City, NY. The symposium coincides with the Clinton Global Initiative and the UN General Assembly. This full-day symposium will be hosted by Sarah Brown, Arianna Huffington, and Donna Karan. Speakers include Queen Rania, Ashley Judd, and Melinda Gates. The event will include high profile guests drawn from the worlds of politics, philanthropy, media, fashion and the arts. Proceeds from the event will benefit the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, as well as partner non-profits The symposium will be a new annual event which hopes to build a powerful network of women working together to achieve social change and inspire the next generation of women leaders and advocates.The symposium will be held at the Skylight West located at 500 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018. For further information on the event and ticket sales please click here.Share this:
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton defender Maya Yoshida: I think we missed a huge opportunityby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton defender Maya Yoshida felt they missed a huge opportunity to capitalise on a ten-man Spurs after the 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Saints found themselves on level terms after Danny Ings pounced on a Hugo Lloris mistake to equalise against a Spurs side who were down to ten men from the 31st minute.But the hosts soon went back in front, and Saints were unable to break them down for a second time after the interval, with Yoshida denied by a stunning Lloris save from the pick of the chances.“I think we missed a huge opportunity to win against a big team today,” the defender said.“Obviously it’s a huge disappointment for myself, but if we have the chance we have to take it, otherwise it will get more difficult.“After Aurier was sent off, we were too passive. We have to be much more aggressive, and after we conceded the second goal in a sloppy way, it became more difficult for us.“In the second half, we needed more creativity in the attacking third. They defended very well, but for myself, I needed to score from the corner kick.“Again, there was an opportunity and we couldn’t take it. Now it’s a really difficult situation for ourselves, but we cannot look behind us too much.“It’s another important game against Chelsea next week, so we’ll focus on that and keep going.”
Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1 in the opening match of the World Cup on Thursday — while looking about as bad as it could while winning by that scoreline. Its go-ahead goal came on a penalty kick following a dubious call by referee Yuichi Nishimura. Its third goal perhaps ought to have been stopped by Croatian goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa. And the one it conceded was an own goal by Marcelo.FiveThirtyEight’s World Cup forecasts have been updated to reflect the results of the match, as they will be at the conclusion of each game. The projections don’t account for style points — it’s the scoreline that matters — so Brazil won’t be harmed by winning ugly.A bit more about how these updates work in a moment, but one soccer-related thought first. Some of Brazil’s edge — it had an 88 percent chance of beating Croatia in our pre-match predictions — was because of home-field advantage. Some of that advantage, as Tobias Moskowitz and Jon Wertheim have found, comes because home teams are more likely to benefit from refereeing decisions. Soccer has an especially large home-field advantage, in part because the officiating plays such a large role in the sport, especially in calling penalties and issuing red cards. Would Nishimura have made that (mistaken) penalty call had the game been played in Dubrovnik, rather than Sao Paulo? We’ll never know for sure, but the odds say it’s less likely.Back to our forecasts: Technically speaking, there are two programs that our colleagues at ESPN Stats & Info run to generate our World Cup forecasts. One program is a match simulator that plays out the results of the rest of the tournament 10,000 times. The other is the Soccer Power Index algorithm itself, which informs the match simulator’s estimate of how strong each team is.We’ll be running the match simulator at the end of each game (there will usually be a lag of 20 to 30 minutes before we get the new results on the site). However, the Soccer Power Index (SPI) program, which is computationally intensive, runs only once per day, overnight after all games have concluded.I’ll explain why this distinction matters by asking you to imagine that Brazil had drawn 1-1 with Croatia, rather than pulling out the win. This would hurt Brazil in two ways: First, it would increase the odds that it would fail to advance from its group. (Granted, Brazil’s odds would still be very high.) That change would be reflected immediately in our forecasts based on the match simulator.But a draw would also have lowered SPI’s estimate of Brazil’s strength. (SPI rates recent matches heavily, and it regards Brazil very highly, so a draw might have had a fair amount of impact.) That change, however, would not be reflected until our overnight update.There are also some other, more subtle things that can go on with SPI in the overnight updates. It’s learning more about which players a team has in its starting lineup, which reflects the player-rating component of the model. It also learns more about the relative strength of the continents. A draw for Brazil, for instance, would have (very slightly) lowered SPI’s estimate of the chances for Argentina, Colombia, and so forth, as the match would represent one data point showing that South America was not quite as strong as assumed.As far as the actual scoreline goes — Brazil 3, Croatia 1 — it won’t do much to improve SPI’s view on Brazil, either, since SPI had Brazil winning against Croatia by slightly more than two goals on average.Based on the results of the match simulator, however, Brazil’s odds of advancing from Group A have risen to 99.8 percent from 99.3 percent before the match. It’s usually not worth sweating the decimal places since there can sometimes be noise introduced by the match simulator — 10,000 simulations is a lot, but not enough to entirely remove the margin of error. In this case, however, the match simulator is just pointing out the obvious: It was going to be really hard for Brazil to fail to advance, and it will be even harder now that it’s picked up three points.How much were Croatia’s advancement odds hurt? They weren’t, actually — instead, they rose slightly to 37.5 percent from 36.6 percent. Some of this probably reflects the statistical noise that I referred to earlier. However, there is one way in which the match helped Croatia: Losing to Brazil by only two goals is not such a bad result. Mexico and Cameroon, the other two teams in Group A, could lose to Brazil by larger margins. In fact, SPI has Mexico as a 2.6-goal underdog, and Cameroon as a 3.2-goal underdog. That could make a difference if the second advancement position from Group A comes down to a tiebreaker based on goal differential, as it might. And FIFA’s next tiebreaker is based on goals scored, so losing 3-1 is better than losing 2-0. I doubt the Croats will be happy with the result of Thursday’s game, however.
Rain delays are a big part of baseball, and the Ohio State baseball team was reminded of that this past weekend. During rain-outs, the players have to keep themselves entertained, and the Buckeyes have a few preferred pastimes they use while waiting to participate in America’s pastime. A game can be delayed when rain causes low visibility for players, the field isn’t playable due to pooling or standing water or if there is lightning in the area, according to the Major League Baseball rule book. The umpires at the games make rulings about rain delays. Delayed games might be resumed when the weather improves to the umpires’ liking, or the field is cleared of water, but are canceled and can be made up in a doubleheader if the problem persists. The OSU baseball team had two games postponed due to rain. The most recent weather-related interruption in the Buckeyes’ schedule occurred Saturday when OSU’s afternoon game against Nebraksa was rained out and rescheduled for Sunday as part of a doubleheader. OSU lost both games, 5-4, and 17-9, respectively, and lost the series, 2-1. The Buckeyes also had seven games rained-out and cancelled last season. Buckeye players said no one has done anything comparable to the viral videos of minor-leaguers jousting or holding a dance competition, but they like to have fun during weather delays. “We haven’t had any jousting, but we had our manager slide across the turf when it was raining,” said senior outfielder Dave Corna. “But for the most part, we’re just fooling around and staying loose.” Senior pitcher Andrew Armstrong said the Buckeyes haven’t had a chance to bust out anything too crazy since there’s only been one rain delay. Armstrong also said as a team, they like to stay relaxed during delays before and during games. “It all really depends on what you feel like doing,” Armstrong said. “Some guys like to have fun and do stuff. We’ll go and play two-ball, a practice game or we’ll watch TV. It depends on the mood of the game. Like, if we’re losing probably not a lot, but if it’s before the game we’ll just have fun.” Players said they like to stay relaxed during the delays in the middle of games, but coach Greg Beals said the players tend to keep working as well. “You try to keep it loose,” Beals said. “Some guys will go in (to the team clubhouse) and play cards or play XBOX, and some guys will even hit in the batting cages. Other guys will just sit in the dugout and play the name game. A bunch of different stuff goes on.” Beals said his team is full of guys with lots of personality, but the fun will stay in-house when the tarp is rolled out onto the field because of rain. “We’ve got some good characters in our club, but we’re not the type to go out on stage and do it,” Beals said. “We’ll keep it in the clubhouse.”
Former Missouri State assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Jennifer Sullivan is joining the Ohio State women’s basketball team as an assistant coach after spending five seasons with the Lady Bears, Ohio State announced Friday. In her five seasons in Springfield, she helped lead the Lady Bears to 93 wins and four postseason appearances, making the NCAA Tournament in 2016. “I am really excited to add Jennifer to our staff,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said in a press release. “Her basketball knowledge and her diverse background will be a great asset as we continue to build a championship program.”From 2001-2005, Sullivan was a three-year starter at Memphis, recording 800 points, 310 rebounds and 99 steals during her career. “I’d like to thank coach McGuff for giving me this opportunity and I am excited to join the Ohio State women’s basketball program,” Sullivan said in a press release. “His brand of basketball is fun and exciting and I can’t wait to add my skills to the staff and help continue the success the team has enjoyed in recent seasons.”Prior to her coaching stint at Missouri State, Sullivan was the associate head coach and the recruiting coordinator at the University of Louisiana Lafayette from 2012-2013. Also, she spent three seasons as an assistant at Arkansas State.
Wolves defender Ryan Bennett is excited to be a part of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side as they look to establish themselves in the Premier League.Bennet has been a regular in Nuno Espirito Santo’s team this season and has played in every minute of Wolves’ Premier League matches.Wolves have accrued 16 points from the first 12 Premier League league games, but Bennett feels the team “could have been better”.“With the games that we’ve had, the chances that we’ve had, we haven’t really put pay to it,” Bennett told the club’s website.“But at the same time, maybe some of the games that we did win, we were lucky, so it evens itself out throughout the course of the season.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“But the most important thing is that we’re playing well, we’re having a right go, the lads are working as hard as we can and if we can continue that we’re going to be doing very well come the end of the season.“That’s what we want to do. There’s ambition at this club, I think everyone can see it, and it’s important that we do carry it on like we have done this season, to put that ambition forward.“It’s difficult in this league and I think this is the start of this football club pushing forward. We started last year and it’s a progression.“It takes time, it’s hard, but with the manager’s thoughts, the staff’s thoughts, the player’s coming in, working hard and buying into new ideas, it is only the start.“The club’s in a really good place at the minute and I’m excited to be part of it and I’ll be excited to see the future of the club when I’m moved on.”
Posted: September 16, 2018 Small earthquake rattles rural San Diego county near Palomar Mountain Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom SANTA YSABEL (KUSI) — A small earthquake struck a rural corner of San Diego County in the early morning hours Sunday.A preliminary magnitude 3.3 temblor was recorded near Palomar Mountain at 4:37 a.m. Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey.The epicenter was located about 20 miles east-northeast of Escondido and about 16 miles north-northeast of Ramona — an area near Lake Henshaw.Reports on the USGS “Did You Feel It?” map showed light shaking could be felt throughout inland North County and the mountains of East County. September 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom,
Chennai Super Kings will welcome Royal Challengers Bangalore to the MA Chidambaram Stadium in the opening encounter of Indian Premier League 2019 on March 23.When and where to watch the match on TV, onlineThe IPL match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will start at 8 pm local time and 2:30 pm GMT.Star Sports 1 & HD1 (English) and Star Sports 3 & HD3 (Hindi) will provide live television coverage of the match. The worldwide live stream will be available on Hotstar.CSK vs RCB previewThe defending champions under the stewardship of the unflappable MS Dhoni will take on the current India skipper’s side RCB in what promises to be a mouth-watering opener to the 12th edition of India’s premier cricketing extravaganza. Both Dhoni and Kohli are magnetic figures in the cricketing circuit but while the former has won it all, the latter is desperate to add the IPL trophy to his cabinet. Chennai Super Kings won their third IPL title on Sunday, May 27.IANSCSK has the most experienced side in the tournament which bodes well for them as they have players who have been in tough situations and have won tournaments for their side. On the other hand, the whirlpool of experience also brings with it an ageing side which should not be a problem at the beginning of the tournament. Dhoni knows his team very well and treats the CSK team as his family. He was a rejuvenated cricketer last season when he donned the yellow after two long years.Kohli’s tale with RCB has been that of so close, yet so far. He has been runners up on three occasions and this time will be aiming to go all the way before heading to the World Cup, which will be firmly on his mind. The Bangalore brigade will be without all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile in this encounter as they are away on international duty for Australia against Pakistan.The RCB side is filled with all-rounders this time which will help them sort out their issues with a top-heavy batting line up but their death bowling still remains a cause of concern. Meanwhile, CSK will miss the services of young South African pacer Lungi Ngidi as he pulled out of the tournament with a side strain.Despite the injury, the CSK side definitely looks more balanced but in a T20 format, short bursts of excellence can completely change a game.Probable XIs CSK: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (C) (WK), Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Mohit Sharma, Imran Tahir Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are the two key players for Royal Challengers BangaloreIANSRCB: Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB De Villiers, Shimron Hetmeyer, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed SirajGlobal TV listingsSubcontinentSubcontinentStar SportsStar SportsSubcontinentUKStar SportsStar GoldSubcontinentAustraliaStar SportsFox SportsSubcontinentSouth AfricaStar SportsSuperSportSubcontinentCanadaStar SportsWillow TVSubcontinentUSAStar SportsWillow TVSubcontinentCaribbeanStar SportsSportsMaxSubcontinentBangladeshStar SportsChannel 9SubcontinentNew ZealandStar SportsSky SportsSubcontinentAfghanistanStar SportsLemar TV CaribbeanSportsMax SubcontinentStar Sports BangladeshChannel 9 Fans celebrate CSK’s victory in IPL 2018 finals IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:04/1:23Loaded: 0%0:04Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:19?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … AustraliaFox Sports CanadaWillow TV South AfricaSuperSport New ZealandSky Sports Close UKStar Gold USAWillow TV AfghanistanLemar TV
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina returned home early Saturday wrapping up her four-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 1:20am, reports UNB.The premier went to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday on the four-day bilateral visit at the invitation of the Saudi king, also the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.During her stay in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Hasina had separate meetings with the Saudi king, and Saudi crown prince and deputy prime minister Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh on Wednesday.She performed holy ‘Umrah’ in Makkah on Thursday and offered ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) at Masjid Al-Nabawi in Madinah on Wednesday night.The prime minister also had a meeting with the Saudi business community, including leaders of the Council of Saudi Chamber (CSC) and Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, at Riyadh on Wednesday.Five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) were signed between the two countries after the meeting.Sheikh Hasina also opened the Chancery Complex of Bangladesh Embassy constructed on its own land at the Diplomatic Quarters in Riyadh on Wednesday and laid the foundation stone of the Chancery Building of Bangladesh Consulate in Jeddah on Thursday.
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