Significant Digits For Monday Nov 16 2015

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.2 roundsRonda Rousey was knocked out for the first time in her UFC career, going down in the second round against underdog and the anti-Rousey Holly Holm. [Los Angeles Times]10 percentAccording to Pornhub, a website that provides the exact services you think it does, traffic plummeted by 10 percent when “Fallout 4,” a hotly anticipated video game, became available to the gaming public. [VentureBeat]10.4 percentThe Chicago Cubs will increase season ticket prices by an average 10.4 percent following a run at the World Series and forthcoming deals with free agents. [ESPN]19 percentFollowing a wild weekend of college football, Alabama is now the most likely team to win the national title, with a 19 percent chance according to FiveThirtyEight’s model. [FiveThirtyEight]20 bombsWith 129 reported dead from the terror attacks in Paris, France has taken an increased role in combating the Islamic State, coordinating a 20-bomb campaign in northern Syria. [Sky News]1,000 resignationsMore than 1,000 members reportedly resigned from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints following the announcement that the Mormon church would no longer baptize the children of same-sex couples. [The New York Times]1,900 spiesU.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the government will hire an additional 1,900 spies for its intelligence agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ following the terror attacks in Paris. [The Telegraph]71,871Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has surpassed Brett Favre’s record for most career passing yards. Manning now has 71,871 yards, but was pulled from the field in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs in favor of backup QB Brock Osweiler. [Pro Football Reference]$10.3 billionAmount collected by public universities from student fees to support athletics programs over the past five years, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education and Huffington Post investigation. A lot of schools are beginning to question how much that investment is really worth. [Chronicle of Higher Education]If you haven’t already, you really need to sign up for the Significant Digits newsletter — be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news. read more

Serena Williams Is Not The 700thBest Tennis Player On The Planet

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (June 27, 2017), we discuss the NBA’s anointed MVP: Russell Westbrook took home the prize after a season in which he averaged a triple-double. Next, tennis: In a recent interview with NPR, John McEnroe said Serena Williams was the greatest female tennis player of all time but that “if she played the men’s circuit, she’d be like 700 in the world.” We examine why so many discussions about women’s sports turn into hypothetical conversations pitting female athletes against men. Plus, a significant digit on Tim Tebow.Here are links we discussed during the show:ESPN’s Royce Young recaps Russell Westbrook’s historic season, which culminated with an MVP award.Serena Williams responded on Twitter to McEnroe’s comments.Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post writes that 44 years after the Battle of the Sexes, we’re still having the same dumb debate.A 2014 Slate piece examined why women can serve as fast as men.Significant Digit: 4 percent. Although the New York Mets promoted Tim Tebow to their high-A minor league affiliate, FiveThirtyEight’s Rob Arthur found that Tebow performed below replacement level, in the 4th percentile of player performances in low-A ball since 2005. FiveThirtyEight read more

Listen To Trent Reznor Atticus Ross Haunting Halloween Theme

first_img Trent Reznor Reworks Eerie ‘Halloween’ Theme listen-trent-reznor-atticus-ross-haunting-halloween-theme Listen To Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross’ Haunting ‘Halloween’ Theme Email Facebook NIN frontman teams with GRAMMY-winning partner for a disturbingly modern take on the ‘Halloween’ themeTim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 13, 2017 – 7:30 am Among the creepiest pieces of music ever composed, John Carpenter’s main theme for 1978’s Halloween represents a perfect example of the seamless marriage of music and film. As if the theme couldn’t get any more disturbing, GRAMMY winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have reinterpreted the odd time-signature-based horror theme, giving it an eerie modern makeover.Reznor and Ross’ version is among the tracks on Carpenter’s previously announced anthology, a set featuring both his classic film compositions and some newly recorded versions. Carpenter is also set to launch a mini tour to promote the project, kicking off Oct. 29 in Las Vegas. “To me, music is something you do to enhance the film,” Carpenter told the Los Angeles Times about his composition philosophy. “I didn’t think of it as an end to itself. I thought, ‘OK, I’m going to support the image.’ It was always utilitarian. I never thought that anybody would pay much attention to it.”John Carpenter To Play Movie Themes On Tour Twitter News last_img read more

VIDEO Shawsheen Tech Knocks WHS Boys Basketball Team Out Of Playoffs

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch WHS vs. Shawsheen Tech Boys Varsity Basketball Game At Shawsheen TechIn “Videos”WCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”Greg Bendel Announces He’s Stepping Down As Head Coach Of Shawsheen Tech’s Boys Varsity Basketball TeamIn “Education” WILMINGTON, MA — The Shawsheen Tech Boys Varsity Basketball team defeated Wilmington High, 70-56, on Tuesday night in first-round state tournament matchup.Read the Wilmington Town Crier‘s coverage of the game HERE.Watch the full game, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:——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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.last_img read more

Party Politics National Edition Ep 29 Iran Deal Or No Deal

first_imgListen 00:00 /19:07 Republican unity/disunity/any unity? To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump makes a statement on the administration’s strategy for dealing with Iran, in the Diplomatic Reception Room in the White House, on October 13, 2017.On this episode of Party Politics, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus help us process the weeks’ news: Trump call that goes wrong to Gold Star military family Drug czar nominee withdrawing X Obamacare executive order – cost sharing reductions/Murray + Alexander = bill?Then, the profs dig into what’s happening with the Iran nuclear deal, something that was put in place during President Obama’s administration and may be renegotiated. As always, don’t forget to listen to our weekly Texas-centered episodes, too!Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.   This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Sharelast_img read more

Harris County Offers FirstEver Voter Registrar Training In Vietnamese And Chinese

first_img 00:00 /00:47 Share Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaVietnamese-Americans in Houston learn how to register voters at a Harris County deputy voter registrar training.Harris County is offering volunteer deputy voter registrar training in Vietnamese and Chinese for the first time ever. More than 25 people attended the first training in Vietnamese this week to become certified to register voters in the county.  To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img Listen Those deputy registrars will be able to register voters for the upcoming elections on November 5. “We have a large Vietnamese community and there’s a lot of language barriers. To be able to have it in Vietnamese, really helps a great deal to really understand the importance of voter registration,” said Janette Diep, executive director of the Vietnamese-American non-profit Boat People SOS, which hosted the training.Houston has one of the largest Vietnamese populations in the country, with some 91,000 people. Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaVolunteer deputy voter registrar training is now offered in Chinese and Vietnamese.Diep said she’s seen how language barriers can get in the way of voter registration. “A lot of times they [Vietnamese-Americans] get the card in English and they’re afraid to fill it out because it might be incorrect and then they don’t submit it. With this, when you have someone to assist you and to also hand it in to the registrar’s office, means this person’s going to be registered and they’re going to get a voter card,” said Diep. The push for training sessions in Vietnamese and Chinese came, in part, from the civic engagement group Houston in Action. “Earlier this year, Houston in Action members, as part of our Take Action Houston report, identified a gap in training opportunities for non-English speaking volunteer deputy voter registrars,” said Frances Valdez in a written statement.“Members of the Empowering Constituencies Initiative helped bring voter registration opportunities to Harris County’s Vietnamese and Chinese speaking communities, communities who have the right to vote, but who have, historically, not had the same access as others,” she said.Community organizer AJ Durani, said the next step is to have registrars start registering voters ahead of the next election. “We will take volunteer deputy voter registrars and identify locations where community members gather and register voters on a regular basis,” said Durani, who is chairman of civic engagement group eMgage. He said he believes this could be the first-ever voter registrar training in Vietnamese in the state.  Xlast_img read more