How The Eagles Are Winning Matters As Much As Their 20 Record

The Philadelphia Eagles are 2-0, but they’re living dangerously. The Eagles fell behind 17-0 against Jacksonville on opening day before hanging 34 unanswered points on the Jaguars defense. And Philadelphia was at it again in Monday night’s victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Trailing 20-6 at one point in the third quarter, the Eagles came back to win on a Cody Parkey field goal as time expired.Philadelphia has an average points-per-game margin of +10 so far this season, which ties it for fifth-best in the NFL. If you look at how the Eagles’ games have developed, though, you’d never guess they’d have such a positive scoring margin. To measure this phenomenon, FiveThirtyEight contributor Chase Stuart has created a metric called Game Scripts, which attempts to more accurately measure how the totality of a game played out beyond the final score line. A team’s Game Script in a given game (or season) is its average point margin at any given moment.Against Indianapolis, the Eagles had a Game Script of -4.8, meaning they trailed by nearly five points at any given moment in the game. Needless to say, teams that post a Game Script of -4.8 tend to lose. Historically, only about 17 percent of teams with that particular Game Script win the game in question. But that’s nothing compared with Philadelphia’s game vs. Jacksonville — the Eagles won despite a -7.1 Game Script. Teams with such a negative Game Script tend to win only 9 percent of the time.Adding those two winning percentages up, we’d expect the Eagles to have won just 0.26 games so far this year, based on the degree to which they’ve trailed and the amount of time they’ve spent trailing. That represents a huge difference from their actual win total (two). Through two games, it’s the biggest difference between actual wins and Game Script-predicted wins of any team since 1978 (when the league expanded to a 16-game schedule in 1978).But that gap is probably unsustainable. After all, impressive late-game comebacks aren’t necessarily very predictive of how a team will play in the future. However, I decided to test which statistic was a better descriptor of a team like the Eagles: two actual wins in two games, or 0.26 Game Script-predicted wins?For both metrics, I looked at teams’ two-game starts to the season (excluding strike-shortened campaigns) and their records over the remainder of the season. For example, the average 2-0 team ended up winning eight games out of its next 14. So just from Philadelphia’s record alone, we’d expect them to finish the season 10-6. But the average team with 0.26 Game Script-predicted wins through two games won only 5.9 of their next 14 games, which would yield a predicted record of about 8-8 for the Eagles despite the 2-0 start.I then tested which mixture of actual and Game Script-predicted wins yielded the best prediction about how a team would finish the year. The result? Both variables carry almost exactly the same weight. Accuracy is maximized when predicting a team’s rest-of-season record by giving 50.7 percent weight to that which would be predicted from its actual record, and 49.3 percent to that which would be predicted from its Game Script. (And both variables are statistically significant.)For the Eagles, this means they aren’t quite the team we’d expect from their 2-0 record. But they also shouldn’t have their big average deficits completely held against them. Combining the two metrics, we’d expect them to finish with almost exactly seven wins in their final 14 games, which would yield a record of 9-7. read more

Recordbreaking heat forcing fire crews to be on high alert

first_img Posted: June 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, June 11, 2019 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) – With temperatures soaring across the county, the scorching conditions combined with low humidity is forcing fire crews to be on high alert for a possible wildfire.KUSI’s Dan Plante has more information on what can be expected this week. KUSI Newsroom Record-breaking heat forcing fire crews to be on high alert Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT North Intermediate Announces June Students Of The Month

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The North Intermediate School recently announced its latest Students of the Month.  The students below were recognized for their classroom performances during the month of June. Congratulations to all!Grade 4:Shane Gargan nominated by Ms. TenerCharlotte Forcina nominated by Ms. Drury, Mrs. Ferrara and Mr. TavaneseEmma Chirichiello nominated by Ms. FayEthan Afthim nominated by Mrs. WoodBrady Cabral nominated by Mrs. BarryJonathan Panatta nominated by Mrs. ButterfieldAlexis LeBlanc nominated by Mrs. ReynoldsGrade 5:Sabrina Gray nominated by Mrs. BurkeAbigail Mitchell nominated by Mrs. BurkeMeredith Card nominated by Mrs. BurkeMaddie Krueger nominated by Mrs. DiVacriJillian Collins nominated by Mrs. PasternakCelia Vindice nominated by Mrs. IasconeSpecialists:Will Putney nominated by Ms. DiLulloJulia Lambert nominated by Ms. DiLulloAbby Hayes nominated by Mr. FerraraNorth Students of the Month for June 2018Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: North Intermediate Announces May Students Of The MonthIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: North Intermediate Announces April Students Of The MonthIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: North Intermediate Announces March Students Of The MonthIn “Education”last_img read more

Wilmington School Lunch Menus Week of September 9 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the Wilmington Public Schools lunch menus for the week of September 9, 2019.Wilmington High School & Wilmington Middle SchoolMonday, September 9, 2019Low Sodium Low Fat Mozzarella Sticks with Mariana Sauce; Green Beans; Mixed FruitTuesday, September 10, 2019National Hot Dog Day — Hot Dog on a Wholewheat Roll; Tater Tots; Baked Beans; Applesauce with CinnamonWednesday, September 11, 2019Toasted Cheese on Multigrain Bread (Middle School: Toasted Cheese on Wholewheat Bread); Oven Fries; PeachesThursday, September 12, 2019Chipotle Seasoned Beef or Chicken; Whole Grain Burrito; Lime Cilantro; Brown Rice; Lettuce; Tomato; Shredded Cheese; Black Bean & Corn Salsa; Pico De Gallo; Guacamole; Pineapples; ChurroFriday, September 13, 2019Wholegrain Stuffed Crust Pizza with Toppings; Tossed Salad with Low Fat Dressing; StrawberriesLunch ($2.65-$2.85) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and 8 oz. Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at High School: Salad Bar, Pizza, Soup & Choice of SandwichAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at Middle School: Pre-made SaladAlso Available Daily: Variety of Fresh Fruit, Side Caesar salad or Baby Carrots, WG Bagel with Cheese StickMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramWest Intermediate, North Intermediate, Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street ElementaryMonday, September 9, 2019Low Sodium Low Fat Mozzarella Sticks with Mariana Sauce; Green Beans; Mixed FruitTuesday, September 10, 2019National Hot Dog Day — Hot Dog on a Wholewheat Roll; Tater Tots; Baked Beans; Applesauce with CinnamonWednesday, September 11, 2019Toasted Cheese on Wholewheat Bread; Oven Fries; PeachesThursday, September 12, 2019Popcorn Chicken; Broccoli; Wholegrain Pasta with Garlic Sauce; Breadstick; PineapplesFriday, September 13, 2019Wholegrain Stuffed Crust Pizza with Toppings; Tossed Salad with Low Fat Dressing; StrawberriesLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (Main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Justice and MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Tuna, Salad Bar (Woburn St. only), Premade Salads (North, West & Shawsheen only), Pizza (Mon & Wed only), Bagels (Tues & Thurs only)Also Available Daily: Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim Milk; Assorted Fresh Fruit; Assorted Juice; DessertMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramBoutwell Early Childhood Center & Wildwood Early Childhood CenterMonday, September 9, 2019Low Sodium Low Fat Mozzarella Sticks with Mariana Sauce; Green Beans; Mixed FruitTuesday, September 10, 2019National Hot Dog Day — Hot Dog on a Wholewheat Roll; Tater Tots; Baked Beans; Applesauce with CinnamonWednesday, September 11, 2019Toasted Cheese on Wholewheat Bread; Oven Fries; PeachesThursday, September 12, 2019Popcorn Chicken; Broccoli; Wholegrain Pasta with Garlic Sauce; Breadstick; PineapplesFriday, September 13, 2019Wholegrain Stuffed Crust Pizza with Toppings; Tossed Salad with Low Fat Dressing; StrawberriesLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and assorted lowfat or skim milkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: WG Pizza (Mon. & Wed. only); Whole Wheat Bagel & Cheese Stick (Tues. & Thurs. only); Turkey & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Mon., Wed., Fri. only); Ham & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Tues. & Thurs. only)Also Available Daily: Assorted snacks and baked goods ($0.50-$0.60)Menus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School Program(NOTE: View these menus, plus the Gluten Free menus, online HERE.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of August 26, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of June 2, 2019)In “Education”last_img read more

RBIs Reference Rate for Dollar Today

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday fixed the reference rate for the US dollar at 49.2453 rupees and the euro 65.1638 rupees.The corresponding rates of dollar and euro for the previous day (February 21, 2012) were 49.0835 rupees and 65.1705 rupees respectively.Based on the reference rate for the US dollar and middle rates of the cross-currency quotes, the exchange rates of British pound as against the rupee is 76.7485 as against 77.7973 on the previous day (February 21, 2012) and that of Japanese yen is 61.53 as against 61.52 the previous day.last_img

Jayam Ravis Comali displaces Ajiths Nerkonda Paarvai from top spot at box

first_imgJayam Ravi and Yogi Babu in Comali.PR HandoutJayam Ravi’s Comali has occupied the numero uno position at the Chennai box office in the last weekend. It has pushed Ajith Kumar’s Nerkonda Paarvai down after garnering good word-of-mouth for the film upon release.In its second weekend, Comali has raked in Rs 1.15 crore from 423 shows, reports Behindwoods. The 11-day total collection of the Jayam Ravi-starrer now stands at Rs 3.71 crore. Thus earning a ‘hit’ status at the Chennai box office.Suseenthiran’s newly-released movie Kennedy Club is in second place at the Chennai box office. The film has made a collection of Rs 79.69 lakh in its opening weekend, which is considered to be an above-average opening for a film, which does not have an A-list actor in the cast.English flick Angry Birds 2 has opened to an average start at the Chennai box office. It has collected Rs 35.61 lakh from 138 shows in its first weekend.After occupying the top positions for the two consecutive weeks, Ajith’s Nerkonda Paarvai has slipped to the fourth place by collecting Rs 17.85 lakh from 63 shows. The total collection of Boney Kapoor-produced film now stands at Rs 10.43 crore.New Tamil film Bakrid has raked in Rs 16.22 lakh from 105 shows. Whereas Akshay Kumar’s Hindi film Mission Mangal has collected Rs 13.54 lakh from 54 shows in its second weekend to take its total tally to Rs 82.02 lakh.Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has earned Rs 7.56 lakh from 24 shows in its second weekend. The total collection of the flick now stands at Rs 48.32 lakh. Another Tamil new release Mei has collected Rs 5.58 lakh from 45 shows.last_img read more

JS session to continue till 20 Sept another in Oct

first_imgAnother session of the 10th parliament will sit at a convenient time in October next as the current session (22nd session) will continue for only 10 working days until 20 September, UNB.The decision came at the meeting of the business advisory committee of the current parliament held at the Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday with committee chairman and speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.During the current session, the House will start its business at 5:00pm every working day.However, the meeting decided that the speaker might extend or reduce the working days of the current session if she wants to do so.The 22nd session of the 10th parliament started at 5:00pm today (Sunday) with speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury presiding.At the meeting, it was informed that Parliament received notices of 11 government bills for this session.Besides, there are 12 other government bills in the House. Of the 12 bills, three are at the final stage to be passed in the House while nine are under scrutiny by relevant parliamentary standing committees.Apart from this, Parliament earlier received notices of seven private member bills. Of these, one private member bill is at the final stage to be passed in the House.Committee members leader of the house and prime minister Sheikh Hasina, opposition leader Raushon Ershad, HM Ershad, Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Fazle Rabbi Miah, Abul Hasnat Abdullah, Rashed Khan Menon, ASM Feroz, Moin Uddin Khan Badal and Anisul Huq attended the meeting.last_img read more

City gas leak fire burns 8 including women minor

first_imgLogo of Fire IllustrationEight people, including four women and a minor boy, sustained burn injuries as a fire broke out following a leakage in a gas pipeline at Beparipara in Uttarkhan area of the capital early Saturday.The injured are Dablur, 33, Anjum, 33, Abdullah, 5, Urmi, 16, Azizul, 30, Purnima, 30, Sufia, 60, Sagor, 12, hailing from Bhangura in Pabna district, reports UNB.Six of the burn injured were in critical condition, said Shafiqul Islam, a senior station officer of fire service and civil defence in Uttara.They were living in the ground-floor flat of a two-storey building, said sub-inspector Bachchu Miah of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police outpost.The fire broke out at the ground-floor flat around 4:00am as there was a leak in their gas pipeline, said Shafiqul Islam.On information, three units of the fire service rushed to the place and doused the fire.Later, the fire fighting team rescued the injured, including the four women and the minor boy, from the flat and took them to the DMCH.Most of the victims are garment workers, the fire service officer said.last_img read more

Indian film star looks to shake up Indian politics

first_imgIn this photograph taken on 31 July 2018 Indian Bollywood film actor, director, screenwriter, and producer Kamal Haasan speaks during an interview with AFP for the promotion of his upcoming Hindi and Tamil film `Vishwaroopam 2` in Mumbai. Indian movie star Kamal Haasan, whose latest film releases 10 August, enjoys causing a stir as an actor and now he is looking to shake up Indian politics as well. Photo : AFPIndian movie star Kamal Haasan, whose latest film releases Friday, enjoys causing a stir as an actor and now he is looking to shake up Indian politics as well.Haasan is one of the biggest names in Indian cinema and has appeared in more than 200 films since making his debut aged six over half a century ago.The 63-year-old, who has endured battles with censorship, recently formed his own political party and plans to fight for artistic freedoms that he says are being curbed.”It’s happening all around the country and should be challenged. Every artist should assert his or her right to speak,” Haasan, from the southern state of Tamil Nadu, told AFP in an interview.The multiple award-winning screen icon is the latest in a long line of Indian actors hoping to transform their popularity at the box office into votes at the ballot box.Haasan launched Makkal Needhi Maiam in February, a political party based in Tamil Nadu that translates to “People’s Justice Centre” in the local language.It will contest polls for the first time in India’s next general election, likely to be held in spring 2019 when prime minister Narendra Modi will seek a second term.Critics have accused Modi’s right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party-led government of fuelling intolerance and giving a platform to anti-Muslim sentiment.Haasan, whose films have had a political hue since the 1980s, said his party’s priorities will be to “defend freedom of speech, and maintain and safeguard the diversity and multi-religious quality of the nation”.”My decision (to get into politics) was accelerated by what is going on in the country but especially in my state,” the actor said during the interview in Mumbai.”I wanted to challenge the status quo. And I am not inventing this decorum of centrism. We had it, and I want to regain it.”Haasan, who also produces, directs and sings in many of his movies has appeared in films across several Indian languages — Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi — making him a truly nationwide star.He has picked up a number of awards throughout a glittering career including the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian honour, and was made a Chevalier of France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.Some of his most notable movies include “Vikram”, “Mahanadi” (The Great River), and “Nayakan” (The Hero).ControversiesHis latest movie, the action spy thriller “Vishwaroop 2” (titled “Vishwaroopam 2” in Tamil and meaning “The Magnificent Incarnation 2”), hits screens across India on Friday.It is the sequel to 2013’s “Vishwaroopam”, which was controversially banned by the Tamil Nadu government despite being cleared for release by India’s censor board.The administration of the late J. Jayalalithaa, herself a former prominent actor, blocked the movie’s release on law and order grounds after Muslim groups claimed it could disturb communal harmony.Only after the Chennai-based Haasan threatened to leave the state and agreed to mute five scenes was the film released, two weeks late.It cost the actor, who also wrote and directed the movie, around 600 million rupees ($8.74 million based on today’s exchange rate).Haasan has been no stranger to controversy throughout his acting career.”Hey Ram” caused an outcry in 2000 for supposedly depicting Mahatma Gandhi in a poor light while 1992’s “Thevar Magan” (Son of Thevar) was accused of portraying an Indian community as violent.His venture into politics came after another Indian cinema icon, Rajinikanth, also floated the idea of forming his own party.Both are looking to follow in the footsteps of Jayalalithaa and her mentor M G Ramachandran, who was also a famous actor before becoming Tamil Nadu chief minister.Haasan said he has two acting projects to finish before turning his focus entirely to politics.”I have to continue fighting the battle,” he declared. “I will use all platforms to further the image of the party.”last_img

WATCH Conjoined Identical Twin Girls Successfully Separated At Texas Childrens Hospital

first_imgOn Jan. 13, conjoined identical twin girls Anna Grace and Hope Elizabeth Richards were successfully separated at Texas Children’s Hospital. A team of nearly 75 doctors and nurses from eight specialties performed the seven-hour procedure.– / 5“The success of this incredibly complex surgery was the result of our dedicated team members’ hard work throughout the last year,” said Dr. Larry Hollier, surgeon-in-chief and chief of plastic surgery at Texas Children’s. “Through simulations and countless planning meetings, we were able to prepare for situations that could arise during the separation. We are thrilled with the outcome and look forward to continuing to care for Anna and Hope as they recover.” Share – / 15“We’ve thought about and prayed for this day for almost two years,” said the girls’ mom, Jill Richards. “It’s an indescribable feeling to look at our girls in two separate beds. We couldn’t be more thankful to the entire team at Texas Children’s for making this dream come true.”In preparation for the separation, in November Anna and Hope underwent surgery to place tissue expanders in order to allow their skin to grow and stretch.The girls were born on Dec. 29, 2016 at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, weighing a combined 9 lbs. 12 oz. Delivered via Caesarean-section at 35 weeks. Anna and Hope were conjoined at their chest and abdomen, through the length of their torso and shared the chest wall. In addition, they had a large blood vessel connecting their hearts. The Richards family, from North Texas, learned Jill was carrying conjoined twins during a routine ultrasound. The family was then referred to Texas Children’s Fetal Center, where they underwent extensive prenatal imaging, consultation and development of plans to achieve a safe delivery and postnatal care. They temporarily relocated to Houston in order to deliver at Texas Children’s and be close to the girls during their hospital stay. – / 9last_img read more