This Seasons Warriors Are As Good As Advertised

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 (May 23, 2017), FiveThirtyEight’s Kyle Wagner joins us as a guest host. We talk about the Warriors’ 12-game win streak in this year’s NBA playoffs and bid a possible farewell to the San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili. Next, the Chicago Cubs broke their curse, but are they falling short of expectations this year? We investigate. Finally, NFL owners voted Tuesday to limit regular-season overtime to 10 minutes, ostensibly to protect players. ESPN’s Kevin Seifert calls in and argues that this change won’t really help. Plus, a significant digit on Tennessee.Here are links to things we discussed this week:You can stay up to date with FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions, updated after every game, here.Kyle penned an appreciation of Ginobili, a true NBA unicorn.Neil Paine wondered why the Cubs defense is so bad this year.Seifert wrote that the NFL overtime rule change does nothing for player safety.Significant Digit: 1.7, the number of championships we’d expect teams from the state of Tennessee to have if every team in a league had equal odds of winning each year. Tennessee currently has three pro franchises (the Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans) yet has won zero championships in its pro teams’ history. It’s one of just six states that have ever had a major league franchise to never win a championship (joining Utah, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Iowa). read more

Premier sends condolences to Dominica considering type of aide

first_img McAlpine defends views on Dominica, says he is simply representing the views of his constituents Related Items:althea been, condolences, Dominica, premier rufus ewing Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Sept 2015 – The Office the Premier late yesterday confirmed that Hon. Dr. Rufus Ewing has indeed been in touch with the government of Dominica following the devastation caused there by Tropical Storm Erika. The storm also had the TCI in its cross hairs until it shifted significantly enough ‘west’ that these islands were spared a direct hit. Director at the Office, Althea Been said: “Following the passage of TS Erika, the Premier did send formal correspondence to the Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit offering words of comfort at this difficult time and condolences for the lives lost.” Been also informed that, “The Ministerial Government is currently considering the level of assistance whether financially or otherwise that will be offered to Dominica. This will be formally considered by the Cabinet.” Dominica is a CARICOM nation and recorded some 25 deaths, with as many as 50 people still missing. PM Skerrit is on record saying the storm has cost the country tens of millions in damage and has set development back 20 years. Last night Magnetic Media reported that the Sandals Foundation, despite not having any resort development in Dominica, has launched a relief fund online. 27 dead, a dozen missing in Dominica after hurricane Maria Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Post Maria: Dominica will rebuild with concretelast_img read more

Magazines That Managed to Grow Ad Pages in the First Half We

first_img-14.3 516.86 Star 591.1 362.73 1,011.69 1,200.98 6.8 -22 304.63 626.52 Entrepreneur 69 TITLE2008 Ad Pages Life & Style OK! 378.63 %CHNG %CHNG Blender Boating488.56 15.3 1,121.25 Forbes1,307.51 Spin -12.6 983.2 TITLE2008 Ad Pages 798.42 887.07 202.28 1,496.48 -22.4 2007 Ad Pages 229.07 -2.6 Salt Water Sportsman SmartMoney242.23 -21.1 605.39 Power Cruising Entertainment Weekly BOATING Economist1,245.47 Newsweek687.99 307.37 -4.9 1,151.57 People 344.05 -24.8 -23.6 453.65 259.9 282.18 2007 Ad Pages Fortune Small Business 1.3 2008 Ad Pages 619.34 2007 Ad Pages 385.02 1,457.56 NEWSWEEKLIES 779.22 Yachting898.2 235.97 1,115.93 Power & Motoryacht 645.78 Cruising World520.72 373.83 569.55 547.61 InTouch Weekly 1,723.61 In celebrity magazines, OK! realized a 31.7 percent spike in ad pages for the half. InTouch Weekly’s pages jumped 14.4 percent.We also took a look at boating magazines (an industry that’s particularly vulnerable to the soft economy and skyrocketing crude oil prices—boating sales and services for 2007 was about $37.5 million, down 5 percent from 2006, according to the National Marine Manufacturer Association’s 2007 Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract). Among the decliners were Bonnier’s Yachting and Motorboating, down 22 percent and 23.6 percent respectively.It will be interesting to see how these categories perform during the third and fourth quarters.BUSINESS SOURCE: PIB 145.14 3.7 321.53 TITLE2008 Ad Pages 196.43 -14.8 266.5 253.03 -21.9 Kiplinger’s Personal Finance221.69 -18.3 BusinessWeek934.51 People En Español Condé Nast Portfolio 2007 Ad Pages 8.8 Time The Week247.89 31.4 1.2 Us Weekly -30.3 645.6 916.23 MUSIC -2.4 %CHNG Money 1,812.14 -15.3 -16.8 -12.2 Rolling Stone486.19 Last week, the Publishers Information Bureau released first half figures, with consumer magazine advertising pages continuing to decline, slipping 7.4 percent over the first half and 8.2 percent for the quarter.In our spare time (because we have so much), we grouped a number of the magazines into topical categories to see how ad pages (the more telling statistic) fared in business magazines, newsweeklies and celebrity titles during the first half. Overall, not so well. But it wasn’t all grim news. In the business sector, Condé Nast’s Portfolio posted a 69 percent spike (it launched last spring) and Mansueto Venture’s Fast Company continued to grow with ad pages jumping from 196.43 during the first half last year to 258.09 this year—a 31.4 percent increase.Ad pages at newsweeklies continued to plummet, the worst being U.S. News & World report, down 30.3 percent. Music magazines also continued to see dwindling ad pages, save for Spin which pulled in 307.37 pages over the half, up 15.3 percent from last year. -23.4 -6.8 Vibe370.44 198.67 14.4 727.51 -2.3 31.7 U.S. New & World Report542.88 309.12 TITLE %CHNG 129.33 -23.5 -24.3 -10.9 Harvard Business Review244.70 -4.9 Motorboating293.97 Inc.369.55 Fortune1,135.87 495.82 -3.9 TITLE2008 Ad Pages -24.7 233.09 Fast Company258.09 -4.3 335.85 CELEBRITY 368.16 310.21 1,097.15 261.88 Sailing World 336.06 595.2 2007 Ad Pages 279.57 394.82 %CHNGlast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition Wednesday Feb 4

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream:, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan delivered his first, “State of the State,” address and as promised he made his case for tax relief for Maryland residents. We’ll have a full report. We’ll also report on U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s visit to Annapolis and his call for expanding quality education for all. All that and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img