The Stat to Fix: New discipline woes emerge for Roosters

first_imgDespite the Roosters’ once justified reputation as serial offenders, they ranked eighth for penalties conceded in 2017 with an average of 6.5 infringements a game.However, their penalty woes still proved their downfall based on NRL.com Stats’ Discipline Index, which weights a penalty’s influence based on when it was conceded in the tackle count, and where a team was pinged on the field.The premise here is that a penalty awarded late in the tackle count is more costly than one early on, and that an infringement further away from your try line is worse than one while defending it.By this measure, the Roosters were the worst offenders in the game last year, with their high score of 155.8 indicating they conceded a number of penalties that allowed their opposition to roll downfield into red, white and blue territory.last_img read more

Kijera: “We want to show that we can win Celtic”

first_imgMirandés players have activated Cup mode in their heads to face the round of 16 round against Celta de Vigo. Motivation will not fail to be measured at a club of the highest category that in the League occupies relegation places despite its draw in San Mamés. “Playing against a club where Iago Aspas, Denis Suárez or Rafinha are is an extra motivation. We want to show that we are up to beat them. further It is a competition that I like very much in Miranda. They are matches where you have little to lose and a lot to win, ” admits Captain Gorka Kijera.A small influx of reddish fans is expected in the stands of Anduva due to the price of tickets. Subscribers must pay 20 euros to witness the duel. A measure that does not come to assess the Gipuzkoan side: “The costumes know that when Anduva is full it always benefits us. It is an important factor in our favor, but they are club decisions. We are outside of it so that it does not deconcentrate us for the game. “ The rojillos will arrive rested to the meeting after the postponement of the league match against Zaragoza. Circumstance that, it is recognized, has come well to recover in the last hours both players touched and sick. Most of the casualties the team had last Saturday were on the defensive plot. Even Kijera was going to face the game as central: “On a physical level it can come because we had a week of three games. If you pass in the Cup, you have to play again during the week. It is true that there were three regular players in the defensive zone who were going to be low. For me it was to play one more game, but we must watch the collective. It is better for everyone to play in their position. “Despite the suspension of the match, Mirandés has only dropped one place in the standings. Excel in 9 points to the relegation zone and is only one victory from the play off that marks the Numancia. “You have to keep winning until you get that figure of 50 that we all have in mind. Then we will think about more, although we see that in the table we have many points. We know that in the second round the people below press and instead tell Depor that he has won four straight games, “admits the Basque player. LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of January 20, 2020last_img read more

DeRozan leads Raptors past Hawks

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City DeRozan said the Raptors stepped up their aggressiveness in the final frame.“Whenever we get a chance to get stops and just get out and play, we’re at our best,” DeRozan said. “It took until the fourth quarter for us to bring that out.”The Raptors are 27-5 at home, the best record in the NBA. Toronto improved to 4-16 when behind after three.“For three quarters it was some of the most competitive, best basketball we’ve played on both ends,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We just kind of hit a wall in the fourth.”Kent Bazemore and John Collins each scored 15 points and Dewayne Dedmon had 12 points and 10 rebounds, but the Hawks lost for the sixth time in eight games.ADVERTISEMENT Hawks: Visit Indiana on Friday.Raptors: Visit Detroit on Wednesday. Toronto has won four straight meetings.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — For three quarters, the Toronto Raptors looked listless against the Atlanta Hawks.Finally, in the fourth, the Raptors turned in an effort worthy of the top team in the Eastern Conference.ADVERTISEMENT DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 and the Raptors used a big fourth quarter to beat the Hawks 106-90 on Tuesday night, their fifth straight win.C.J. Miles scored eight of his 14 points in the final quarter, and Delon Wright and Serge Ibaka each finished with 10 as the East leaders won for the 12th time in 13 games and completed their first season sweep of the Hawks since 2001-02.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkTrailing 77-76 through three, Toronto outscored Atlanta 30-13 in the fourth. The Hawks shot 6 for 18 in the quarter and committed eight turnovers.“If you don’t play, hustle is going to beat talent,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “It shouldn’t take us three quarters to figure that out.” “The fourth quarter was kind of tough,” guard Dennis Schroder said. “They made shots and got a couple of stops.”Atlanta is 5-26 on the road.The Hawks trailed 88-85 after a basket by Collins with 6:43 remaining, but Wright sandwiched baskets around a long 3-pointer by Miles as the Raptors took a 95-85 lead with 4:15 to go. After an Atlanta timeout, Toronto’s Jakob Poeltl scored back-to-back baskets to put the Raptors up 99-85.“Second half he really played,” Casey said of Poeltl.TIP-INSHawks: Bazemore returned to the starting lineup after sitting out Sunday’s win over Phoenix. … The Hawks made 22 turnovers, leading to 25 points for Toronto. Atlanta’s season high in turnovers is 24, set in a Nov. 11 loss at Washington.Raptors: F OG Anunoby (sprained right ankle) missed his third straight game, with Malcolm Miller making his second start in Anunoby’s place. … Toronto signed F Nigel Hayes to a 10-day contract. Hayes averaged 16.1 points and 6.6 rebounds in 38 games with Westchester in the G League. … DeRozan shot 12 for 14 at the free throw line.SHARING SOME LOVE FOR LOVEDeRozan, who recently opened up about his struggles with depression, said he was touched by an admission from Kevin Love in a piece on The Players’ Tribune that the Cavaliers star had a panic attack during a game.“It made me feel great,” DeRozan said. “That was my whole intent of me speaking out. I understand it’s hard to step up and do a thing like that.”TEED OFFKyle Lowry and DeRozan each picked up technical fouls in the final 35 seconds of the first half, with Lowry penalized for his angry outburst after being called for a foul on Atlanta’s Mike Muscala. Lowry was later called for a flagrant foul in the third.HOW SWEEP IT ISToronto has swept its season series with nine opponents. The Raptors are 4-0 against Atlanta, Charlotte and Chicago, and 2-0 against the Lakers, Memphis, New Orleans, Phoenix, Portland, and Sacramento.UP NEXTlast_img read more

Unemployment rate sees slight increase during month of August

first_imgRalston says the Province remains dedicated to assisting workers in these industries. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Provincial unemployment data for the month of August has been released.The unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. saw a slight increase last month of 0.6 percent, up to 5.5 percent when compared to July’s rate of 4.9 percent.The estimated number of people working in Northeast B.C. for August is at 39,600.- Advertisement -Last year, in August 2018, the unemployment rate was 6.0 percent.Overall for B.C., the unemployment rate jumped from 4.4 percent in July to 5.0 percent in August, the second-lowest in Canada, after having the lowest unemployment rate for two years straight.According to Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, the reason for the increase in the unemployment rate is because some sectors in B.C. are not feeling the benefits of the strong labour market and growing economy.Advertisementlast_img read more

Crashed plane found in Panama; girl lives

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonTalia’s 12-year-old friend Francesca Lewis survived the crash and was taken to a local hospital with hypothermia and multiple traumas, according to the statement. Klein had been vacationing with his daughter and Lewis at an eco-resort he owns in Panama, said ex-wife Kim Klein in an interview with The Associated Press. By Juan Zamorano The Associated Press PANAMA CITY, Panama – The bodies of two American passengers and the Panamanian pilot of a plane that crashed over the weekend were found Tuesday in the mountains of this Central American nation, officials said. A 12-year-old American girl survived. Chief executive officer of Santa Barbara-based Pacificor LLC, Michael Klein, 37; Talia Klein, 13; and pilot Edwin Lasso, 23, were found dead in a mountainous region of Panama known as Las Ovejas, about 270 miles west of the capital, the civil protection agency said. last_img read more

Chelsea striker shock target for Turkish giants Galatasaray

first_img1 Tammy Abraham scored 26 goals playing on loan at Bristol City Turkish giants Galatasaray are reportedly keen on a move for young Chelsea star Tammy Abraham this summer.The 19-year-old, who scored 26 times during a loan spell at Championship side Bristol City last season, is reportedly eying a move away from Stamford Bridge to secure regular first-team action.And, according to Turkish news source Fotospor, Galatasaray are keeping tabs on his situation and will discuss a possible move with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.Despite his blistering form, the Blues are likely to send Abraham out on loan again next season to continue his development.However, Conte is not expected to want to lose the services of the striker on a permanent basis, but a season-long loan deal may work for both parties.last_img read more

St Etienne beat Bournemouth and Birmingham to signing of Ligue 1 striker

first_img Lois Diony 1 St Etienne have beaten Bournemouth and Birmingham to the signing of Dijon forward Lois Diony.Both English clubs were keen on the 24-year-old, who hit 11 goals in 35 Ligue 1 outings last term.Reports in France had suggested that a move across The Channel was on the cards this summer but he will now be staying in Ligue 1 after St Etienne agreed a deal with Dijon.It is understood that the two clubs have agreed a fee of around £7m for the former Nantes man, who will now undergo a medical at St Etienne.last_img

Bees need to be at their best – Smith

first_imgBrentford will need to play at their very best to beat Leeds United on Tuesday, head coach Dean Smith has warned.The game, originally scheduled for next weekend, was brought forward as Leeds are still in the FA Cup.The Bees come into the game off the back of a 3-1 win at Preston and Smith wants to build on that result and performance against Steve Evans’ side.He said: “We’re hoping to but Leeds also got a win so they’ll be thinking the same and it’ll be a tough game.“Leeds United are a big club, I’m sure they’ll have sold out their allocation because their fans travel in great numbers and they’ve got some really good players there.“We know we’ve got to be at our best but we showed on Saturday against Preston how good we can be.”Smith has previously come up against Evans when their previous clubs, Walsall and Rotherham, met in League One in the 2013-14 season, and was looking forward to a clash of management styles.He said: “He’s an entertaining character to say the least. I played with his assistant Paul Raynor [at Leyton Orient] so I know both of them very well.“You will probably see our dugout a lot calmer than theirs!”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

QPR v Bristol City line-ups: five Rangers changes, Abraham fit for Robins

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR make five changes for the visit of Bristol City, with Grant Hall injured and Karl Henry, Pawel Wszolek, Olamide Shodipo and Sebastian Polter all left on the bench.Hall picked up a calf injury in the draw against Reading on Saturday and is replaced by Steven Caulker.Massimo Luongo and the fit-again Jordan Cousins come into midfield, with Conor Washington operating from the left-hand side.Idrissa Sylla takes Polter’s place up front as Rangers looked for their first home win since the opening weekend.Bristol City make four changes, with on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham passed fit, despite fears he could be unfit following a bout of illness.Adam Matthews replaces Mark Little at right-back, Bobby Reid comes in for Marlon Pack, Josh Brownhill starts ahead of Jamie Paterson while Callum O’Dowda is preferred to Luke Freeman.QPR: Smithies; Perch, Onuoha, Caulker, Lynch; Borysiuk, Luongo; Cousins, Chery, Washington; Sylla. Subs: Ingram, Hamalainen, Henry, Gladwin, Wszolek, Shodipo, Polter.Bristol City: Fielding, Matthews, Flint, Magnusson, Bryan; Brownhill, O’Neil; Reid, O’Dowda, Tomlin, Abraham. Subs: O’Donnell, Moore, Pack, Smith, Freeman, Paterson, Wilbraham.Click here for today’s QPR quiz See also:QPR fear Hall faces spell on sidelinesFriday’s QPR quiz – put your Rangers knowledge to the test  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Science Is Biased

first_img(Visited 126 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 They admit it; you can’t get rid of bias in science. Big Science has too many problems of its own to dictate ethics to others.Science is supposed to be a better method to finding truth due to its methods and its self-correction procedures. The scientific method is supposed to provide checks against researcher bias, and peer review is supposed to guard against bias at another level. Finally, reproducibility should add a third layer of protection against bias. Sounds good in theory. It’s not working in practice.The reproducibility crisis has been recognized for years (see keyword search).  Science Magazine lifted the lid on the crisis a little higher, showing how bad it is:More than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, and more than half have failed to reproduce their own experiments. Those are some of the telling figures that emerged from Nature‘s survey of 1,576 researchers who took a brief online questionnaire on reproducibility in research.So much for that protection. At the peer review level, there’s more problems. Science Magazine also addressed implicit bias in peer review, recommending substantial changes in the practice (implying it has not been working up till now).At the personal bias level, “we all have it,” Marcia McNutt (editor of Science Magazine) admitted. In her view, it’s an evolutionary trait.We all have it. Implicit bias was the shorthand that allowed our distant ancestors to make split-second decisions (friend or foe?) based on incomplete information. It provided a razor-thin reaction-time advantage that could mean life or death. But today, we no longer need to assume that people who do not look or sound like us pose an immediate threat. Instead, successful organizations and people welcome those who do not necessarily look, think, and act like they do. They must overcome that implicit bias wired into the human DNA if they are to reap the benefits of diversity. To explore the extent of implicit bias in peer review, and what can be done to counter it, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, the publisher of Science) recently convened a day-long forum of editors, publishers, funders, and experts on implicit bias in Washington, DC (see p. 1067).Questions arise at this statement. If implicit bias is wired into human DNA, it must be there to advance fitness (in McNutt’s worldview). Wouldn’t it make sense from that foundation to increase bias than try to overcome it? And Does Ms. McNutt see herself falling into the current trendy bias for diversity? Isn’t the business of science to find out the truth about nature, not worry about the trendy keywords “diversity” and “inclusion”?Another glimpse at scientific bias is seen in Chris Woolston’s piece in Nature where he shows that scientists, many of whom pride themselves on their critical thinking, get emotional when caught failing to be skeptical of their own skepticism. This was occasioned by an editorial in which science writer John Horgan accused skeptics of only picking soft targets. That stung, leading to counter-tweets by scientists. But even PZ Myers, the arch-enemy of creationism and ID, saw some light. “What Horgan did was point out that there are a lot of things to be skeptical about, and skeptics have a peculiar fondness for picking the easiest targets.” That’s bias. But which scientists would be willing to doubt their own skepticism itself?McNutt assures her members that the AAAS is working hard to overcome bias and to address the crises in peer review and reproducibility. Medical Xpress is looking at the contexts that lead to reproducibility failures. Considering the levels of failure so far, what confidence can the public have in academia’s ability to police themselves?If Big Science really believed in diversity, they would hire more conservatives. There’s no diversity in ideology in the AAAS, at Nature and in many universities. That’s a situation ripe for corruption and for intellectual blindness.Only the Christian worldview, with its Ten Commandments, can provide a moral foundation for science. That’s not to say Christians in science will always perform better. But they can account for the requirements of honesty and integrity (1/16/16) in science and in every area of investigation. People view science incorrectly if they think it has a superior path to knowledge, or the only reliable way to know things. That’s scientism, not science. Real science is mediated by fallible humans who need a moral compass.If one’s moral compass is produced by natural selection, it has no guarantees about finding the truth. For a revealing piece on the failures of “evolutionary epistemology,” read Sarah Chaffee’s piece at Evolution News & Views. Contrary to simple intuition, she shows how natural selection tends to obscure reality, not help creatures discover it. With a self-refuting worldview like “evolutionary epistemology,” science is doomed. The only rescue is a worldview that accounts for the orderliness and purposefulness of nature, from a Creator who commands, “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” That goes for historians and preachers as well as for scientists and laymen.The hopeful side of that moral dictate is that humans are indeed capable of obeying it. We can, by logical inference, know what is true and what is false. And we must.last_img read more