Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Two Nunavik teenagers are starring in a film about Inuit throat singing, which will be showing at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.The three and a half minute film, Throat Singing in Kangirsuk, features Manon Chamberland, 15, and Eva Kaukai, 18, singing on the tundra outside their home village Kangirsuk.“It’s a huge thing,” said Chamberland. “We had never heard about the Sundance before, but when we did it was so amazing.” Login/Register With: Wapikoni, a production company that makes films about Indigenous youth, shot the video in February 2018. Advertisement Twitter Manon Chamberland, 15, and Eva Kaukai, 18, singing on the tundra outside their home village Kangirsuk. (Wapikoni)
After a miracle postseason run, the Kansas City Royals’ quest for their first World Series championship since 1985 looks shaky. Combining Baseball-Reference.com’s in-game win probability model with the series win probability numbers I computed for a post on Friday, we can track the odds of each team winning the series at any point within any game thus far.In the top of the third inning of Game 4, the Royals tagged San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong for four runs, opening up a 4-1 lead. As a result, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was forced to bring in reliever Jean Machi from the bullpen early, and Machi promptly walked Jarrod Dyson to load the bases. At that precise juncture — with the bases loaded and two outs in the third inning, leading the game 4-1 and the series 2-1 — the Royals had an 82.4 percent probability of winning the World Series.Machi eventually got out of the jam, and San Francisco cut the lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the third. But two innings later, the Royals again cracked an 82 percent World Series win probability when Eric Hosmer led off the fifth inning with a double.The odds of scoring at least one run are fairly high with a runner on second base and nobody out, and a three-run lead in the fifth inning would have given Kansas City a better than 80 percent chance of winning the game. With a 3-1 series lead and two of the remaining three games (if necessary) at home, the Royals would have had an 88.5 percent probability of winning the World Series.But they failed to score Hosmer in the fifth, then let the Giants tie the game in the bottom of the inning. An inning later, San Francisco blew the game open with three runs, then tacked on four more in the seventh en route to an 11-4 victory.We may eventually look back at those two moments of Game 4 as the high-water marks for Kansas City’s World Series chances. From the latter point on, the Royals have hemorrhaged win probability. Once tied at two games apiece, the series was almost a 50-50 proposition after taking into account where the remaining games were being played and who was taking the mound for each team. Kansas City still could have pushed its World Series win probability to 78.5 percent with a win Sunday night, but the Royals once again struggled to solve San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner, and their odds of winning the series dropped almost linearly from 50.2 percent at the first pitch to 29.3 percent at the final out (just about where they stood after losing Game 1).
Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova for Olympic goldIn a fashion that was stunning in its dominance and brevity, Serena Williams captured the gold medal in women’s singles at the London Olympics Saturday by simply crushing Russia’s Maria Sharapova.The crowd at the All England club witnessed one of the most dynamic and explosive efforts ever on its legendary grass Centre Court. Sharapova never had a chance.Not even Williams could have expected to claim her first individual gold – and the second to complete the so-called Golden Slam – in such an overwhelming way. She demoralized Sharapova early with her booming serve and relentless attitude and never let up.The 6-0, 6-1 score gives some idea of the lopsidedness of the match. But even that does not paint an accurate picture of Williams’ demolition of Sharapova. Perhaps nothing can. It was that commanding of a performance by Williams, who smashed aces that left her opponent flat-footed.But it was not just her powerful serve that overwhelmed Sharapova. It also was Williams’ shot placement that kept her opponent off balance. And it was her will and determination that were crushing.To get to the gold medal round, Williams had her way with the No. 1 seed, Victoria Azerenka.Truth be told, she had her way with everyone she faced. She lost only 17 games in her six matches. She went 13-0 this summer at the All England Club, where she won her fifth Wimbledon title a month ago.The career Golden Slam was first achieved by Steffi Graf, won gold in the Olympics in 1988 after winning all four major titles. Williams has14 Grand Slam singles championships, the most of any active woman.If her efforts in London have not shown that she is at the peak of her game and the rest of the tennis world should be concerned, then nothing will. Just ask Maria Sharapova.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 19, 2018 – Nassau – The Bahamian economy is steadily improving as a result of the Minnis Administration’s dramatic reform agenda during the first seven months of its governance of The Bahamas, and while there is still “a long road ahead,” there are positive prospects for the economy on the horizon, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon Hubert A. Minnis said Thursday. Prime Minister Minnis said the turnaround is also a result of the “certainty and stability” his Administration has brought to the table insofar as government policy (policies) is concerned.“Certainty and stability are crucial for economic growth and development,” Prime Minister Minnis told a packed room. “Even in tough economic conditions, businesses invest and create jobs if there is certainty about government policies on things like work permits, taxes, regulations relating to their business and other matters.”Addressing the Opening Session of the 27th Annual Bahamas Business Outlook Seminar under the theme “Creating a World Class Bahamas,” Prime Minister Minnis said his Administration undertook a number of initiatives of dramatic reform and transformation in order to stabilize the Bahamian economy when it first took over the reins of governance on May 10, 2017.Prime Minister Minnis said his Administration was also able to forestall further downgrade of the country’s credit rating through “quick action and careful financial management” a process, the Prime Minister said, took tremendous effort and “reining-in” of public finances.“Upon coming to office, my Government fully appreciated that becoming a world class country demanded dramatic and ongoing reform, modernization and transformation.“To aggressively pursue our reform agenda required a programme of immediate stabilization; ideas for economic liberalization and public sector reform, and a variety of initiatives to boost growth and development.“We had to first stabilize public finances and the economy through fiscal discipline, transparency and honesty with international agencies. Through quick action and careful financial management, we forestalled further downgrade of our credit rating. This took tremendous effort and reining-in of public finances.”Prime Minister Minnis said his Administration continues to address the issue of corruption by public officials – which he said is a burden on the public sector and which retards investment, development and productivity. Additionally, the Government “continues to take the necessary steps” to comply with various international norms and protect the country’s financial services industry.“Upon our election to office, The Bahamas faced the threat of immediate blacklisting by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union. We faced blacklisting if we failed to give a definitive indication of our commitment to apply for membership to the Multilateral Convention for the Automatic Exchange of Tax Information.“We are continuing to take the necessary steps to comply with various international norms and to protect our financial services industry. The Government is also committed to a programme of dramatic reform and liberalization of the economy.”The further liberalization of the economy will include a focus on Bahamian small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) which the Prime Minister said are “a critical part of our economy.”“These businesses employ thousands of Bahamians. They are critical for economic growth,” Prime Minister Minnis said.The Prime Minister outlined a litany of initiatives his Administration has undertaken or will undertake in the near future that are designed to “move the Bahamian economy forward” even further. These include the recent liberalization of the Exchange Control Regime, the introduction and passage of the Commercial Enterprise Bill (now Act), the impending sale of the Grand Lucayan and Memories properties in Grand Bahama, and the establishment of Deliverables Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister, among other initiatives.The Prime Minister also announced his plans to undertake a number of investment promotional trips to Canada, the United States, Europe, East Asia and South American.By: Matt Maura (BIS)Photo Caption: Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis.(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 16, 2018 – Nassau – Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (seated centre) hosted Bahamas Government Permanent Secretaries at the Annual Luncheon at Government House on Monday, February 12, 2018.(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Related Items:
The Norwegian footballer was happy his side defeated Kilmarnock 1-0 at Rugby Park, on Sunday’s Scottish Premier League fixture.A single goal by Scott Brown in the last minute of the match gave Celtic the 1-0 win over Kilmarnock today in the Scottish Premier League.The game was played over at Rugby Park as Kristoffer Ajer replaced Jozo Simunovic to play his 29th match with the Hoops this season.“To be honest, there is no better feeling in football to win a game with a goal in the last minute,” said Ajer to the club’s official website.“That was an absolutely great feeling and Kilmarnock made it very difficult for us, as we expected. They’re a really strong side, and coming here is always difficult. To get three points away from home is always good.”“When you’re pushing for the win and get it in the last minute, that makes it even better. To get another clean sheet is great, to win 1-0 is a good feeling,” he added.“When you play that many games in the league, you have to focus on yourself, but it was a great opportunity for us to get another three points. We’re delighted to get that.”Johnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.After the victory, Celtic is in the first position of the Scottish Premier League table with 60 points.The team has won 19 out of 26 matches, drawing three times and losing four games.“We’ve not been happy with the performances in the last games here at Rugby Park, but you have to really respect Kilmarnock, too. They’ve been fantastic in the last two seasons, and it’s one of the toughest places to come to,” the Norwegian added.“There’s a long way to go, but it’s games like this that are so important. To get three points is really good, but we’ve got a big game on Thursday, and then a tough game against Motherwell on Sunday after that.”BIG win! ➕3️⃣💪 pic.twitter.com/KqjcsVgLRn— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 17, 2019
20061,153,000 “We have tremendous respect and admiration for those who share our passion for the protection of animal rights,” reads a statement submitted to FOLIO: by Sports Illustrated. “We are rigorous in our adherence to the laws protecting the rights of animals and continue to place close scrutiny the ways in which we feature the beauty of the animal kingdom.”In February, Time staff writer Lisa Takeuchi Cullen wrote a blog post (“My Company Made Me Look at Porn”) criticizing Time Inc. for distributing the swimsuit issue to employees.SWIMSUIT AT THE NEWSSTAND So how is the issue selling? Sports Illustrated says it is on pace for 1.2 million in single copy sales, the most since 2004 [see chart]. In the six weeks since the issue was posted online, Sports Illustrated says it has received 8 million unique visitors and 360 million page views. 20081,200,000* 20041,400,000 20071,050,000 20051,083,000 YEARSINGLE COPY SALES If you thought you’d heard it all in terms of the backlash surrounding Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue—subscribers, Time Inc. staffers—think again.Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, a Washington state-based organization that supports chimpanzees “discarded from the entertainment and biomedical testing industries,” has organized a letter-writing campaign protesting the magazine’s use of animals in its swimsuit pictorials.In a letter sent to Sports Illustrated, Julia Gallucci of Chimpanzee Sanctuary criticized the magazine’s use of a macaque and a bear on location at a Russian vodka distillery. “I wanted to let you know that exotic animals typically endure excessively brutal training methods at the hands of their trainers, who dominate the animals and force them to perform unnatural behaviors for the camera,” Gallucci wrote. “Please make the responsible decision never to exploit exotic animals in your publication again.” An SI rep says the magazine has received more than two dozen similar letters. SOURCE: SI * estimate
This article first appears in FOLIO: sister site minoneline.com. Jason Wagenheim, just 9½ months into his stint as publisher of Time Inc.’s Entertainment Weekly, is returning to Condé Nast with his hire as Glamour VP/publisher. Announcement was made this morning (Sept. 8) by CN publishing director Bill Wackermann, who had served as the monthly’s publisher since May 2004 but had made known his intentions to cede it now that his supervisory responsibilities have extended to Bon Appétit, Details and W.At EW, Wagenheim had reported to Time Inc. Style and Entertainment Group president and corporate chief revenue officer Paul Caine. Ad pages through the Sept. 9-16 “Fall TV Preview” were up fractionally, which is good considering the economy and EW celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2010 with ad pages up 19%.Wagenheim’s CN star had risen during his 2008-2010 tenure as Vanity Fair associate publisher under VP/publisher (since Sept. 2006) Edward Menicheschi. There, he was credited for establishing VF’s successful integrated marketing program. He is also a past Condé Nast Media Group executive director and Condé Nast Traveler associate publisher.
The Air Force recently awarded an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to upgrade exterior lighting at Laughlin AFB, Texas, under an Energy Department program intended for small-scale energy conservation measures that can be installed in six months or less.The contract represents the first awarded by a DOD activity under the ESPC ENABLE program, reported Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs.“ESPC ENABLE was designed to help agencies that may have smaller buildings; facilities that are sometimes left out of the normal performance contracts,” said Kurmit Rockwell, ESPC manager at the Energy Department’s Federal Energy Management Program.“On bases with many buildings, some of the smaller facilities are included in larger, traditional ESPCs. The problem is, if you just have a building over here or over there, or don’t want to assess an entire base, it is not cost effective to do a normal ESPC,” Rockwell said.The Laughlin project includes replacing about 1,400 existing exterior high pressure sodium, metal halide and compact fluorescent wall-pack lighting fixtures with high-efficiency light emitting diode models, as well as all associated lighting controls.The new LED fixtures are projected to reduce Laughlin’s annual energy usage by 863,000 kilowatt hours, saving the Air Force an estimated $81,000 per year. Based on those savings, the $910,000 project has a 12-year payback period. The controls will include automatic sunrise and sunset programming based on local longitude and latitude, accurate to-the-minute scheduling and battery backup, according to the story.“We’re very excited about this opportunity,” said Les Martin, ESPC program manager for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs.“Projects like this one provide substantial installation-level savings with a relatively quick project turnaround. We look forward to many more … and, being the first ESPC ENABLE in the DOD is icing on the cake,” Martin said. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Twitter News Neil Young Joined By The Heartbreakers Onstage neil-young-jams-heartbreakers-stephen-stills-light-blues-2018 Facebook Neil Young Jams With The Heartbreakers, Stephen Stills At Light Up The Blues 2018 Email Young brought some special guests out during his set at the annual benefit concert for Autism SpeaksBrian HaackGRAMMYs Apr 23, 2018 – 5:33 pm At the fifth annual Light Up The Blues concert special for Autism Speaks, GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter and folk rock icon Neil Young came prepared with a few special surprises on tap.Following a rousing performance of the piano ballad “Birds” from After The Goldrush, Young informed the gathered crowd that he planned to bring his “brother” up on stage. Moments later, out walked Stephen Stills. Prior to joining up with David Crosby and Graham Nash to form Crosby Stills and Nash, Stills worked closely with Young as co-founding members of Buffalo Springfield.After the pair played a brief, tight set incorporating such favorites as “Long May You Run,” “For What It’s Worth” and “Mr. Soul,” the duo became a trio as Patti Smith walked onstage to join them for “People Have The Power.”Prior to joining Young for his own surprise performance, Stills brought out a few unexpected guests of his own during a previous set, as Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and Steve Ferrone of the Heartbreakers took the stage together for the first time since the passing of their onetime band leader Tom Petty. Together with Stills, the band treated the audience to a rendition of “I Won’t Back Down,” that served as an impromptu tribute to their fallen friend.Light Up The Blues was originally founded by Stills and his wife Kristen as a fund-raising effort to benefit Autism research. Since its inception, the concert has traditionally featured strong lineups of classic musicians, actors and stand-up comedians. Jack Black has hosted the event for all five iterations.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more