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More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s episode (Aug. 15, 2017), we discuss how the NFL responds to players’ behavior off the field in light of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Next, FiveThirtyEight’s Rob Arthur joins the gang to discuss his recent article on baseball’s hot hand. Using a new calculation on fastball velocity, Rob worked out a way to determine when a pitcher is really getting hot — and when he’s going cold, too. We discuss the implications that his findings could have on our understanding of momentum in other sports. Plus, a significant digit on baseball’s long (and getting longer) games.Here are links to what we discuss during the show:Rob Arthur’s latest, which found that baseball’s hot hand is real.This 2012 MIT study on big plays and psychological momentum in the NFL.Significant Digit: 5, the average number of minutes that MLB games have increased since last year. The average game this season has been three hours and five minutes long, the longest in the history of baseball. This is happening despite Commissioner Rob Manfred’s efforts to cut game length. Embed Code
Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting #MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 29, 2016 – The Governor is being asked to rescind one of his choices for Appointed Member to the House of Assembly; not because of the man’s character but on principal. Former Premier, Michael Misick echoes the sentiments of some in the country that Hon John Phillips should not have been reappointed to the House of Assembly, that the honour of a second and pensionable term of service to the people should be earned through an election, not given by an appointment. In a media statement issued on Wednesday, Misick said,: “While I don’t agree that the governor should be appointing any person to our parliament, while he has that power, he should exercise it responsibly and in the wider public interest. I have nothing against Mr. Phillips personally. I have known him for a very long time and believe that he has made a significant contribution to parliament over the last four years. However I believe there are other citizens that are equally as capable of making a contribution and should be given a chance.” Misick continued, “If you are going to serve parliament two consecutive times and be pensionable, you should run for office. I call on the governor to review and rescind the appointment of Mr. John Phillips to Parliament.” Philips, originally from Scotland is a near 30 year resident of the islands, a business owner and Belonger; he will serve for a second time as a Governor appointee and was a member of the Consultative Forum, a group of Islanders which functioned in Parliament during the suspension of the TCI Constitution between 2009 to 2012. The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT
A grand illustrious play, directed by veteran director Bhanu Bharti, Tughlaq closed on a high note with star-studded performances. The life of one of the most celebrated emperors of Delhi comes alive on stage through the magic of veteran director Bhanu Bharti. This extravaganza received an overwhelming response from the theatre lovers of Delhi. The play was performed at the ruins of the historic Feroz Shah Kotla to a fullhouse jam packed with glitz and glamour,. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The miraculous realm of the celebrated king was displayed through persuasive performances, engrossing and riveting dialogues. The spectacular ambience had grabbed the eyeballs of almost all the theatre lovers in the Capital.The organisers of the show – Department of Art Culture and Language and Sahitya Kala Parishad – arranged a 1,200 makeshift sitting arrangement at the vast courtyard of the archeological site where Bharti presented the performance. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixCommenting on the response of the audience Bhanu Bharti, Director of Tughlaq said, ‘We were stunned with the startling and mind-blowing response of the audience. The long queues and the large footfall during every show is a great inspiration and boost for me as a director. Such theatre events will encourage a large number of actors and directors to take active part in promoting theatre.’The play was performed on a magnificent scale, at this heritage monument site after a long hiatus of four decades. Last, the play was staged by theatre patriarch Ebrahim Alkazi at Purana Quila in 1970s. The play boasted of a star-studded cast with many eminent theatre, Bollywood and television personalities playing key roles. Bollywood actor Yashpal Sharma, who has films like Gangaajal, Aarakshan and Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi to his credit, played the main lead of Tughlaq. ‘It has been a great experience for me to play the lead role of Tughlaq. The tremendous response of audience encourages actors like me to work hard for my audience and fans. The audience of Delhi has been very kind to accept Tughlaq with open arms. I would love to play such roles in theatre again,’ said Yashpal Sharma. The author skillfully portrayed the life and reign of Tughlaq through ineresting dialogues and rivetting scenes. The sultan ended his career in bloodshed and political chaos. The play showcased the slow disenchantment felt with the new politics of independent India, the gradual erosion of the ethical norms that had guided the movement for Independence and the coming to terms with cynicism and real politics.’I was awestruck and impressed with the amazing show. The actors have done a phenomenal job and have played their parts well. I would never get tired of watching this show and would love to see it again and again,’ said Priyanka Kapoor, a young theatre enthusiast.