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[Bearbeiten] ESPN Fantasy Football Projections Week 2
ESPN is weird. This week, it appears as if they re bitter about not having the much anticipated Manning Bowl or simply don t think much of the quarterbacks who scored a combined 74 points week 1. All and all, the worldwide leader has the top two fantasy producers from the Giants dropping off a combined 32 points, while the Broncos top four dropping off 77 points (ya, a weird week for a comparison, but come on). Accordingly, we ve decided to call them out on this lack of love, and put our reputation on the line as the website with all the Paulina Gretzky pictures best fantasy sports site in town. Here we go
(Values are based on standard ESPN scoring) Peyton Manning:
ESPN has him going for less against the Giants secondary, than they do for Andrew Luck against the Dolphins. Shaaa, right. No way he goes for less than 20 with an extra long week, intimate knowledge of his brother s team, and his breakneck pace to have the best offensive season in NFL/Fantasy/human history. The game will be a shootout, and he ll have another big day. Not that hard, guys.
ESPN Projection: 17
SportsGrid Projection: 25 Which brings us to�� Eli Manning:
Someone over in Bristol thinks 2 TDs and 200-yards passing is the most likely outcome for Eli, in what will easily be the most obvious measuring stick game the Giants get all season. Factor in a little sibling rivalry, a big week last week (28 points), and the Giants desperate need to get in the win column, and you ve got yourself a top five fantasy performance.
ESPN Projection: 13
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ESPN Projection: 8
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I mean, he could have a bounce back week, but that s not exactly the most likely scenario, given the addition of Brandon Jacobs who should get the bulk of the goal line carries.
ESPN Projection: 12
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Though the logic is right for assuming Moreno who can pass block better than his young competition will start at RB, assuming he ll be tied for the 6th best fantasy day of any back, is, well,Chris Christie- Firefighters making a stand at boardwalk bla, bold. Ball and Hillman will get more opportunities when the Broncos realize the Giants haven t had a pass rush since 2011, so blocking won t be as important as having another dynamic weapon on the field. Plus, this game will be all passing.
ESPN Projection: 12
Sportsgrid Projection: 5 (like he had last week) Here are some other head scratchers from the good folks over at Disney RGIII:
After Colin Kaepernick torched Green Bay s D for 30 fantasy points week 1, a similarly mobile, accurate Robert Griffin should put up pretty decent numbers against them. What the hell is with this projection?
ESPN Projection: 13
SportsGrid Projection: 19 Notice that ESPN considers fantasy football match ups home and away . That s right. They even record your road record , as if that means a damn thing. (And we thought we took this stuff too seriously.) Golden Tate:
With Sidney Rice out until mid-season, the top dawg receiver spot is up in the air in Seattle. Golden Tate should be that guy, but week 1 s numbers suggested otherwise (4 grabs for 51-yards, 0 TDs). With Marshawn Lynch due for a big game and Russell Wilson s interest in spreading the ball around don t be surprised if Tate has a shitty day.
ESPN Projection: 13
SportsGrid Projection: 8 Have you ever picked a guy up off waivers, then put in an offer for the same guy, like a hour later, forgetting you had just done that? Ya, us neither�� Steeler s D:
If you haven t seen A.J. Green and Andy Timonthy Dalton at work, please do. One thing we noticed about the duo, is that they ARE NOT THE FREAKING TENNESSEE TITANS! Please, do not read into this hype that the Steelers D can hold the Bengals to under 20 points, and cause a few takeaways. We re bearish on the curtain going into week 2 against a bitter divisional rival in their home opener.
ESPN Projection: 8
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[Bearbeiten] Cancun and the Riviera Maya in the fall
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Day of the Dead
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Jones-Potter?s involvement in her son?s event raised serious questions. City code prohibits employees from participating ?on behalf of the city? in matters in which they or immediate family members have a personal or private interest, but Jones-Potter defended her decision to serve as a representative of Foxtail Fest by saying she attended the meetings as a private citizen, not as the mayor?s chief strategy adviser. ?I expressly said I was at no time engaging in that process in my role at all with the City of Wilmington, so that was made clear and that was not a question,? Jones-Potter said during her appearance on her husband?s show. When Foxtail Fest was in jeopardy of being scuttled because too few city officers signed up to work the event, Jones-Potter said she made a call to the mayor?s office and ?registered that there was a situation where clearly there was a need for additional security? in the Riverfront area, which was hosting several events that day. Williams did not detail who Jones-Potter spoke with or exactly how the decision to provide the police and other city resources was made.
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The good thing about separating stakeholders is that everyone will give correct answers to the questions being asked their delivery will just be different. It s not like there s one perfect answer. Everyone will be right. This just gives you the opportunity to say, oh I like how this one person said that, or how so-and-so explained this concept. You can see who phrased things succinctly and who has a better grasp of the longer narrative. Then you can combine the best.
The next step is to build what she calls a messaging document, starting with your most succinct, resonant messaging at the top maybe it s just one sentence It s what you want to say at cocktail parties, she says. Below that, you can dive a little deeper with the three key messages you d want to share with reporters about the specific problem your company is solving. Under that, you can get more detailed. Then make sure everyone has a copy.
PR isn t about hits, it isn t about placement it isn t You pay us and we ll get you a clip here or a mention on that blog. And it isn t about a first-day bump that gets no traction, Hammerling says. It s about focusing your voice. It s about finding your place in the market.
Developing messaging that resonates can be especially hard for complex technical and enterprise companies. As one of the first PR people working with NetSuite in 2003, Hammerling knows better than most. We were talking about data systems and software as a service before the cloud was a thing, and no one understood, she says. We had to simplify it down and not tell the whole story. NetSuite does a lot of things, but I needed to tell just that one main thing.
Some tough love was required. They had this very very long-winded messaging on what they were doing by explaining the SaaS model of the financial data of ERP and blah blah blah and I just told them, the mainstream business press doesn t know this world yet, and they don t care, she says. We filtered it down to this: the future is software as a service: a business that will enable companies to manage the data that is important to them online, and share it across platforms with many people. We had to get people to understand how and why it would relate to them. All it took was taking out the jargon and simplifying it so that people could imagine themselves using it.
Drawing analogies is a rookie crutch. Saying It s like Twitter, only for dog-sitters can be instructive, but it also takes away from your brand. The better thing to do is to boil your message down to its core, and then layer in other dimensions and functionality little by little. You may do 25 things and that s amazing, but what s that key thing you do? You have to make sure that s crystal clear. Tell the story around that then layer in the rest later. If you try to pack it all into one announcement or a press release, you ll lose your audience.
Hammerling points to a Brew client as one startup doing a good job of turning a complex concept into a single idea. It s taking technology, and using it for financial planning a function that you normally go to humans for. They really had to hone in on a message so that all kinds of people would feel good using it. You can see it in everything down to their tagline: We manage your investments for you. It s not about technology or business. It s about the personal we taking care of something for you.
This is a hard pill for some founders to swallow. Here they ve spent all this time building a multi-faceted product and they want to talk about all of its capabilities. But this is almost always a mistake, she says. It s hard to tell founders this kind of thing it s like telling them their child isn t ready for an honors class yet. They want to fast-forward. But she s seen it end badly too many times.
Hammerling cites photo sharing app Color as a prime and commonly used example. It burst onto the scene in 2011, having raised a whopping $41 million in its first round of funding. Its shocking success seemed clear as the company made the rounds with the media but the app s actual functionality was not. Nobody knew what the app did or what to expect once they downloaded it. Because of the money, people were expecting something great,Cheap Authentic Giants Jerseys Wholesale, and it just wasn t there. Color s demise was slow and quiet.
If she had been the one handling the company s PR, Hammerling says she wouldn t have let the money dictate the strategy. Of course they couldn t keep the funding quiet too many people were involved and it was an absurd amount. But I wouldn t have tried to do a full court press around the product at the same time, she says.
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Needless to say, Hammerling has seen a lot of missteps like this and more. She s had startups come to her three days before their scheduled launch asking for a turnkey media strategy. Of course, there s no such thing, she says. A solid media plan needs a runway of three to six months. Even if you have a couple weeks and marketing material, that s not enough. It s not going to be effective and it s going to look fake. When a company does this and plenty still do Hammerling says nine times out of 10 a launch will get botched, and they never get another shot at it.
Like creating messaging, preparing for an effective launch starts with a list of questions all designed to suss out your real motivations for doing PR:
Do you just want a lot of attention early on? Is the goal to attract a ton of users? Customers? Is the announcement more about recruiting top talent? Do you want to raise more capital or VC interest? The answers to these questions will shape your approach and your story. For the most part, different goals mean you go after different outlets. If you re trying to hire great engineers, you want to get on Reddit, Hacker News, or the blogs engineers you want are reading. If you re trying to get in front of investors, figure out what they read, and pitch those publications. Also, the more transparent you are about your goals, the more likely you are to achieve them, Hammerling says. Stick with your one basic, overarching message, you just need to tweak it a little bit for each audience. Sounds simple, but there are some caveats.
Avoid timing your launch with a funding announcement. Again, Color is a useful example. If you need to announce funding, try to separate it as much as you can from your product. Absolutely don t lead with it. A large round raises expectations, a small one lowers them. The amount of money can all too easily convince people what they should expect from your company and how likely it is to succeed. The product should have a chance to stand on its own.
On top of this, a surprising number of companies choose to launch before their product is ready at all. It s a head scratcher, but I ve seen so many startups determined to stick to their timelines that they ll unveil something before it works. Then all of the bad press and feedback sets them back six months or more, Hammerling says. You have to be patient. If you have to pull a plug, pull the marketing plug. Nobody s setting those deadlines but you.
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Once you have your plan, it s all about placement. How do you get attention in the deafening echo chamber of today s technology news cycle? As Hammerling puts it unsurprisingly it s all about relationships. And you don t need to be a communications pro to make them. The obvious rules apply: be smart, pay attention, and don t be rude. But there s a bevy of other hacks for getting noticed.
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While there is no set number of reporters an entrepreneur should work with, there s value in forging meaningful relationships with a good handful in your area and broader industry, Hammerling says. When she first got her start, the tech media was less built out, and she made it a point getting to know 15 of the most influential reporters in the sector. Now they re running their own publications, their own bureaus, their own blogs, she says. If you re a young entrepreneur, get to know the younger guys too that s just as important because these are people who share your mindset. They are entrepreneurial too, and they re going to be the big guys down the road.
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The importance of social media is a testament to how much the media relations game has evolved. In the past, it was a common tactic to offer an outlet an exclusive to get their attention but this isn t a good hand to play when there are hundreds of influential blogs out there. It s one thing if you have a massive story that The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times might want to print, but this is hardly the case at the early-stage level.
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Apple started selling two new iPhones on Friday. The iPhone 5S sports a fingerprint sensor, a better camera and a faster processor. A less expensive version, the iPhone 5C, offers consumers a wider choice of colors and has a better front-facing camera than the iPhone 5.
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The prints are lithographs done on stone by a group of artists known as the "Sausalito Six" in the late 1940's. The oil painting above the desk is by who was one of the six. The most famous of the group is Richard Diebenkorn and they were an integral part of the Abstract Expressionist movement in the Bay Area. I'm always looking to have what I call "Real Art" in my designs. Real art isn't something that's mass produced and isn't like what you find in hotel rooms and lobbies. You can find a lot of amazing works for affordable prices in the form of fine art prints. For example, I like Crown Point Press in San Francisco and in Berkeley. They create fine are prints for first-rate artists that are much more affordable. I also like the 's Rental Gallery in Fort Mason. Q: What trends are you noticing in design? A: One of the big ones has been the emergence of smaller statement pieces. 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[Bearbeiten] Forget 2016- Chris Christie vs. Wendy Davis in 2014 may be e
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[Bearbeiten] Operation Burst foils car
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Crime Reports gathered that one Madam Folake (surname withheld) left for her church at Olorunda area of Ibadan, Oyo State on Sunday, September 22, with the intention to go and worship God and make supplications to Him. However, a gang of armed robbers which decided not to honour the holy day trailed her as she entered the church premises and dispossessed her of her Toyota Camry car.
Not only that, the gang made away with? her Samsung and Blackberry phones, handbag containing her purse and money, as well as other properties found in the car. Fortunately,Shop Giants Jerseys, the car was later recovered by Operation Burst operatives who went in hot pursuit of the armed robbers, forcing them to abandon the car, while a suspected member of the gang was arrested.
Briefing journalists recently at the headquarters of Operation Burst in Ibadan,Galaxy Note 3's region locking could cost world travelers, the Commander, Brigadier-General Laz Ilo, said that the gang attacked the woman at about 9a.m. within her church premises but immediately Operation Burst was informed, a patrol team intensified patrol around Olorunda area and its environs.
��The search paid off when the car was sighted and given a hot pursuit. On sighting our operatives, the armed robbers abandoned the vehicle at Iyana Offa area and fled into nearby bush. We did not give up on search for the armed robbery gang members. In the process of the search, one Taofeek Ishola was sighted loitering around the place where the vehicle was snatched,Denver Broncos Jerseys Wholesale, and when questioned, could not give a satisfactory account of himself and his mission in the area.��
In an interview with Crime Reports, Ishola denied being an armed robber. The man who said he was a transport agent at Tin Can Island in Lagos said he came back from Lagos on Saturday and was going to his relation��s place at Igbo Oloyin area on Sunday when the okada rider who was taking him said he could not go further because of policemen.
��I disembarked and I was going, I met two men and a woman.? One of the men looked at me and started calling me an armed robber. They held me, dragged me to the church, tore my clothes and called Operation Burst patrol team. I am not a robber and I don��t know how to ride an okada,Kings of Leon return refreshed, recharged,�� he said.
Brigadier-General Ilo however said that the security outfit was convinced of the arrested suspect��s membership of the gang when the security guard in charge of the church where the vehicle was snatched, one Hassan Adamu, identified him to have been visiting the church before the robbery was carried out. The commander added that the guard also said that Ishola was the one who rode the okada used to drop the armed robbers at the church premises before the car was snatched.
The Operation Burst commander advised vehicle owners to make a sacrifice towards securing their vehicles by installing tracking devices in them so as to make it easy for law enforcement agents to recover such vehicles and difficult for armed to get away with them easily. He added that the suspect would be transferred to Oyo State Police Command for further investigations.
[Bearbeiten] Prioritize quality over quantity to reach networking success
When you’re in the middle of a new job search, do you try to meet as many people and attend as many events as possible? So many people think this is the way to go when they’re looking for a job. They seem to look at networking events from the numbers side: If they attend enough events, they’ll eventually find someone who will lead them to a good job opportunity.
Networking events are part of a good job-search plan, but think more broadly when you think of networking.
Attending networking events can help your career in many ways. You meet people and find those with whom you share a common interest, and you learn about trends in an industry, meet vendors or increase your knowledge in a specific area.
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[Bearbeiten] ALDS Game 2- Detroit at Oakland
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[Bearbeiten] Perfect Chiefs rally for 26
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Being perfect is what matters most in the NFL, as Chiefs coach Andy Reid knows only too well.
No matter how ugly some of those wins may be.
Jamaal Charles scored a 1-yard touchdown with 6:23 left, and the Chiefs rallied to beat the Tennessee Titans 26-17 on Sunday.
We are 5-0, and we re not ashamed of that, Reid said. We also know that we've got a ton of room to improve and it s important that we continue to do that.
The Chiefs (5-0) are off to their best start since 2003, when they won their first nine games. This win came despite blowing a 13-0 halftime lead in this early AFC showdown between these surprising teams bouncing back after losing seasons, and Charles called this a special win.
I am speechless right now, Charles said. This team is very blessed to be 5-0 right now. Nobody expected us to be 5-0.
The Titans (3-2) couldn t have been more out of synch in the first half with Ryan Fitzpatrick starting for Jake Locker sidelined with his sprained right hip. He missed his first five passes and went three-and-out on his first five series before guiding Tennessee to 17 straight points in the second half.
Charles put the Chiefs ahead to stay 20-17. He finished with 50 of his 108 yards on 22 carries coming in the fourth quarter on 11 carries. The Chiefs also intercepted Fitzpatrick twice in the final 6:14. Ryan Succop kicked four field goals, including a 48-yarder.
The Titans had one last chance needing to score twice and sent Rob Bironas out for a 32-yard field goal. But Bironas missed wide right,Shop Giants Jerseys, and time expired.
The bottom line is we found a way back into that game and had an opportunity to go up by more than four and we didn t do that,Samsung Taps Dick Tracy, the Jetsons to Help Sell Galaxy Gear Watch, Titans coach Mike Munchak said.
Now Kansas City heads home for a three-game stretch, though the Chiefs had plenty of support on the road in Nashville.
I thought the fans controlled that lower bowl there and we heard them and we appreciate all that support that they were able to give us, especially down the stretch there, Reid said.
The Chiefs and Titans came in tied atop the NFL with a plus-9 turnover margin, but it was Kansas City that forced three turnovers and turned those into 13 points. The Chiefs also had a goal-line stand at their own 1 late in the first half. The Titans forced two they managed to convert into a touchdown.
Kansas City dominated early with a 132-10 edge in total offense in the first quarter and was up 13-0 at halftime on a rainy day in Nashville. The goal-line stand also proved huge as the Chiefs not only stopped the Titans four times from their own 1 but drove for another field goal.
Fitzpatrick looked rusty in his first start since being in Buffalo last season,Cheap Authentic Giants Jerseys Wholesale, and his new teammates weren t much help. Chris Johnson finished with only 17 yards rushing on 10 carries.
But Fitzpatrick outgained the Chiefs all by himself in the third quarter in keying the Titans rally. He flipped the ball to Johnson for a 49-yard TD. He also scrambled 9 yards for a TD giving the Titans a 17-13 lead early in the fourth quarter. The Titans also settled for a 22-yard field goal by Bironas after having first-and-goal in the third.
We had to gear down and somebody had to make a play, stop the snowball from rolling downhill, and we did, Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson said.
The Chiefs go-ahead drive was keyed by an unnecessary roughness flag on Titans linebacker Moises Fokou for hitting Alex Smith as the quarterback scrambled on third-and-5. Smith only picked up 2 yards and was hit at the sideline, and the flag gave the Chiefs first down.
If you re not sliding, to me, you re not giving yourself up, Munchak said of Smith. He wasn t sliding.
Marcus Cooper wrestled the ball away from Nate Washington with 6:14 left,Custom Denver Broncos NFL Jerseys For Sale,Timelapse- Watch the Coliseum go from baseball to football, and Quintin Demps picked off a pass that bounced off Titans receiver Kendall Wright with 2:39 left. Succop kicked field goals of 33 and 48 yards after each to pad the lead.
Cooper put the Chiefs up 7-0 when he recovered the ball in the end zone after the ball brushed up against Titans blocker Damian Williams before dribbling to the end zone Tennessee s first turnover this season.
Notes: Titans LB Zach Brown hurt his right knee and twice went to the sideline. Titans DE Derrick Morgan hurt his shoulder late. ... Chiefs WR Donnie Avery hurt a shoulder himself in the first half but returned. ... The Chiefs now have scored 50 points off turnovers this season and the Titans 52.
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[Bearbeiten] Panthers vs. Cardinals open thread
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[Bearbeiten] Remains of storm flood Pascagoula streets, flood
PASCAGOULA -- Driving rain swamped about a dozen Pascagoula streets and sent a small amount of water into six homes in low-lying areas in Moss Point as the remnants of what had been Tropical Storm Karen passed through Sunday, while little or no rain fell on the majority of South Mississippi. Streets flooded Sunday in Pascagoula included U.S. 90 and Market Street, which was barricaded after the wake from traffic flooded a sandwich shop, Pascagoula police Lt. Vernon Smith said. He said no house flooding had been reported to police. But for a couple of hours,Custom Denver Broncos NFL Jerseys For Sale, he said,2014 governorship- Ekiti elders raise the alarm over violenc, "It didn't look like there was an end in sight." Pascagoula got about 2 inches of rain in about three hours from the storm's outer edge, National Weather Service meteorologist Gavin Phillips said. "From there eastward toward Mobile, they got quite a bit of rain," but the rest of the Mississip pi Coast got little or none,Shop Giants Jerseys,Carolina Panthers come up dry, lose to 22, he said. Smith said he called his wife in D'Iberville, 22 miles away, and she said it wasn't even raining. The water went down in Pascagoula even faster than it came up. "The rain stopped, and it took about 25 minutes before it subsided," Smith said. In Moss Point, firefighters and officials with Emergency Management operations responded to reports of minor flooding in low-lying areas as a result of the heavy downpour. Emergency Operations Director Earl Etheridge said some of his crews and Moss Point firefighters responded and evacuated at least five people off Rose Drive in the southern part of the city. "It was real minor," Etheridge said. "We've already had that happen twice this year with normal thunderstorms setting up Jackson County. So, it's nothing new. When you get heavy rainfall in a short amount of time,Cheap Authentic Giants Jerseys Wholesale, it overwhelms the drainage system."
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[Bearbeiten] Englert, Higgs win Nobel physics prize
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[Bearbeiten] Why Dana operations were suspended
THE Minster of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, on Monday said that the suspension of the operations of Dana Air was to ensure that the airline’s activities were in tandem with the requirements of the law.
Fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja, she clarified that the airline’s operations were suspended to enable the aviation authorities to carry out an assessment for possibly re-certification.
Responding to questions on the suspension, she said: “The law, the policy, says that the assessment, the certification is ongoing. In aviation, security and safety measures are work in progress, you don’t stop. You don’t say that I have attained this and so we stop. It never stops. You continuously, constantly assess operators to make sure they are in compliance.”
Asked what regulation Dana may have fallen foul of having been recently authorised to restart its operations after the crash of its aircraft in June last year, Oduah declined any revelation, saying, “I am not at liberty to say so. But that is the reason why their operations were suspended. We cannot joke with safety and security. It is not even optional. It is the way things are done, it is part of the policy.”
She denied that proper work was not done during the previous assessment of Dana Air before it was re-certified leading to the latest suspension.
“It was concluded and like I said, the process of certifying, re-certifying security and safety is continuous. It doesn’t stop. You can get your certification today and in a month’s time or even a week down the line, something may happen because, constantly the papers, the documents, the log books are constantly being checked,”? she said.
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On Associated Airline plane which crashed recently in Lagos, the Minister assured that it was safe to fly in the country in spite of the relatively frequent air crashes, noting that “we have the safest air space. Nigerians shouldn’t be afraid to fly, Nigerian airspace is very safe.”
She revealed that the preliminary report on its investigation should be released in a couple of weeks while representatives of the manufacturers of the ill-fated aircraft were being expected in the country before its engine could be opened for further investigations.
She added: “The preliminary report should be out in a couple of weeks. The experts that are coming from France and the manufacturer of the aircraft, we must have them regardless of how we want to accelerate it.
“We are waiting for them to come so that we can open the engine and find out exactly from them. And you cannot do any of those without their presence. If you do that then, you have contaminated the investigation. So, we must wait for them.”
Oduah rejected claims that the recent crash had made nonsense of the effort of government to ensure aviation safety in the country, noting that accidents were acts of God that were inevitable.
According to her, “we do not pray for accidents but it is inevitable. But all we do is to do everything to ensure that we do not have accidents. But it is an act of God. Again, we do not speculate on the cause of accidents. Until that happens, you can’t say this is the cause or that is not the cause.
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AIB sends crashed engines to Brazil
The Accident Investigation Bureau? (AIB)? will any moment from now send the two engines of the crashed Embraer 120 aircraft to Brazil for comprehensive analysis.
The? accident investigation unit according to information gathered, needs to carry out a detailed analysis on the engines to know the cause of the crash.
AIB said that the best company to carry out an analysis on the crash was the manufacturer, Embraer Manufacturing Company based in Brazil.
Confirming this on behalf of AIB was the image-maker, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi hinted of plans by the agency to take the engines abroad for comprehensive analyses and tests.
He said,Dangote to chair World Economic Forum meeting, gets UN committee appointment, “There might be a need for tear down of the engines. We are likely to send them to the manufacturer of the aircraft in Brazil because they are in the best position to carry out analyses and tests on the damaged engines.
[Bearbeiten] Tony Romo's legacy summed up in one game
No, the special thing we witnessed took place on the other side of the ball. It's something that, by definition, only happens once in any player's career. At age 33, in his 98th career start, viewers were treated to the quintessential game. As any quintessential game must, it encompassed the four vital aspects of Romo's ultimate legacy.
Aspect 1 - Romo shall be held to the standard of an all-time great Absolutely nobody does it better than Peyton Manning -- and when he finally hangs up his cleats, it will likely be said that nobody EVER did it better. Manning's run of form in 2013 has been historic, and his embarrassment of the Dallas defense on Sunday was up to his typical strong standard. But a neutral observer checking out the game's statlines -- 33/42, 414 yards,Shop Giants Jerseys, 4 TDs and 1 INT for Manning versus a 25/36, 506 yard, 5 TD and 1 pick performance for Romo -- might have been hard-pressed to ID which one was posted by the all-time great.
A neutral observer watching the actual game could have been similarly flummoxed.
To be fair in terms of what's easily observable, Romo Things are more visible and easily appreciated than Manning Things. Spinning away from defenders, eluding near-inevitable sacks and throwing frozen ropes are the things highlight films are made of. The way that Manning outfoxes defenses with audibles and makes lightning-quick read progressions to find the open man are less visible to the naked eye,APC Governors Tackle NNPC over Oil Revenue, Articles, and his ability to manipulate safeties can go totally unappreciated without the use of NFL Game Rewind's all-22 film (the editors of which, it must be said, are no great respecters of writing deadlines).
With those caveats in place, let's see what jumps out at us when we look at the 10 best plays of the game for both Romo and Manning.
Romo's Top 10 10) A fourth quarter in-stride seed to TE Jason Witten on a slant for 26 yards.
9) A third quarter back-shoulder throw to on a spin-out that is becoming the duo's signature TD play.
8) A first quarter comeback dart to Terrence Williams along the right sideline that let Williams loop around defenders and bolt for 25 yards.
7) A note-perfect drop-in to Bryant along the sideline in the third quarter that didn't make the final passing stats but drew a 20-yard PI.
6) Romo spins away from pressure and finds Witten across the field for a first down on 2nd and 16.
5) Romo slides in the pocket and throws a back-shoulder bullet to Bryant on a drag route for Dallas' first TD.
4) In the fourth quarter,Custom Denver Broncos NFL Jerseys For Sale, Romo again evades pressure, scans to his third read and drops it in the basket for Bryant on the left sideline for a 79-yard jaunt.
3) A patented triple-escape at the end of the second quarter bought Romo time to find Terrence Williams along the sideline -- Williams managed to stay in bounds and scuttle any chance of ending the drive with a TD.
2) A Romo rainbow on a post finds a pot of gold as it's dropped perfectly into the hands of a streaking Williams for an 82-yard touchdown.
1) Romo reaches back to his younger days and pulls an insane triple-Houdini escape out of the hat, rolls the wrong way and fires across his body to Witten for a first down.
Manning's Top Ten 10) Manning shows nice touch to drop the ball in breadbasket on a wheel route
9) A strong throw to TE Julius Thomas that fell incomplete, but drew a PI flag on Dallas' Sean Lee
8) A slickly executed shovel pass to TE Julius Thomas for Bronco's first TD
7) A zippy skinny post throw to to set up the tying score in the fourth quarter
6) Manning throws a bullet of a slant to Julius Thomas for a 9-yard TD where Manning immediately read S Barry Church's botched drift to the outside
5) A deft drop-in to Thomas again on a third-quarter seam route that went for 29
4) A dart to Welker for third quarter TD after Welker baffled coverage with a spinning Z-in move. Three, or maybe four, teams get the kind of consistent time in the pocket to run a play like that that on the goal line
3) A beautiful fourth-quarter crossing route to Welker as Manning slid a yard or two in the pocket
2) A perfectly-placed back-shoulder toss that let high-point the ball and beat sideline coverage for a 26 yard gain.
1) A gorgeous first-quarter strike down the left sideline to that went for 57, burning Mo Claiborne despite the latter's defensive hold and dropping in before could make it over from centerfield
Both QBs made just about every throw in the book, but when the level of duress is factored in it's impossible to say that Manning outperformed Romo in any visible way. Naturally, differential duress was a factor, because...
Aspect 2 - Romo shall be supported by ... no one While both quarterbacks delivered superlative shows, only one received front-rank successful play performance from his offensive backfield. The idea behind the successful play metric is evaluating each play based on whether it gained the required yardage to be considered "successful" based on situational down and distance. The generally accepted standard is gaining over 40 percent of the yards needed for a conversion on first down, 60 percent of the yardage needed on second down, and obviously whatever is required for a successful conversion on third down.
Romo's backfield mate, , contributed successful plays on seven out of his 13 touches in the game. 53 percent is a solid Success rate against one of the league's better run defenses, but it amounted to pebbles skittering downslope in Sunday's offensive avalanche. What's more, Murray's successes were all early -- in the fourth quarter, his only contribution was a lame leg-tug in blitz pickup that resulted in a holding penalty.
That effort stood in sharp, sharp contrast to the efforts of Denver's backs. Knowshon Moreno, and combined for 24 Successful Plays on 36 touches, with Moreno contributing 17 of those plays while absolutely tormenting Dallas. Peyton Manning was basically able to spam the Staples' Easy Button two dozen times in this one -- and while some of those plays came on passes, most of the throws were ones that Cooper Manning could have pulled off.
Only tent revivalists and intraveneous drug users can fully identify with the warm, life-affirming glow that suffuses Jason Garrett when he abandons the run. It's tough to hammer Garrett too hard for it in this one, as Romo was putting on a master class and Dallas just wasn't going to keep pace any other way. But don't forget the extent to which Romo was carrying the load alone.
And his defense made sure it was one heck of a load. Neither D approached acceptability in this one, but the Cowboys never gave Romo a bit of breathing room. Of course, on an opponent-adjusted basis this probably wasn't their worst effort of the season. With the year is putting together the Cowboys' Week One effort is going to look absolutely dreadful in hindsight, and getting ripped up and down by a soon-to-be 7-9 squad that handed three INTs to the isn't pretty, either. But while their effort might qualify as "somewhat game," their results kept Romo's back against the wall.
It goes without saying for any frequent Cowboys observer that special teams were a net negative for Dallas in this one,Denver Broncos Jerseys Wholesale, as they have been in about 75 percent of games since Joe Avezzano left the sidelines. It wasn't as dreadful a third-phase defeat as Dallas typically endures, but a bad hold and a bone-headed bring-out decision started two Dallas drives inside their own 20 while they surrendered a 40-yard return to on the other side. When you're coming at the King, you best not miss -- and predictably, Dallas' special teams did.
Finally, the pass protection wasn't much of a contest. Manning had to slide his feet six or seven times in the pocket, and his lone sack turned into a win as Dallas predictably yanked his facemask for a 15-yard personal foul. Romo endured four sacks while reaching back to his 20s to whirl away from pressure on several others ... and succumbing to it for one fateful moment.
Aspect 3 - There shall be one big mistake
If you've got a working TV set, laptop or smartphone, you've seen Romo's INT a half dozen times by now. On the previous snap, Romo pulled the ball down and was sacked, putting Dallas in a second and 16. On the fatal play, Denver dropped eight men into coverage and got near-immediate pressure as the Broncos' Mitch Unrein -- who, inexplicably, has yet to draw many John Randle comparisons in his career -- whipped first-round center with a swim move and got into Romo's lap. Rather than eat the ball again for a 3rd and 20, followed by a punt and a Broncos victory what would have been as inevitable as the heat death of the Universe, Romo threw off his back foot and got picked by the Broncos' Danny Trevethan.
Of course, this play was unforgivable because of its timing -- it was Dallas' last chance to take the lead,Abdusalami canvasses new approach to national security, and throwing the INT set Denver up with a drive-thru "would you like a field goal or a touchdown with that?" choice that they drove inside the one before a game-icing field goal. Manning's third-quarter INT where he underthrew Eric Decker by four yards with no significant pressure was forgivable because Denver won.
Aspect 4 - A one-play judgement shall be decreed If the above seems like an unseemly marshalling of facts in order to mount an overall defense of Romo, please don't take it that way. If nothing else, it is vital to understand that Romo's countless on-target passes, great escapes and hilarious lack of backfield and defensive support while battling one of the game's all-time greats were rendered totally meaningless thanks to that final interception.
Only in viewing his performace through the narrowest, most blinkered and football-ignorant lens can we maintain the "Romo is a choker" narrative. And without that narrative getting spewed, this simply could not be the quintessential Tony Romo game.
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[Bearbeiten] GM shows revamped Escalade to keep large SUV a `fantasy’
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General Motors Co. (GM)’s Escalade, the large sport-utility vehicle that fueled the imagery of rap music and fictional gangsters, is getting a makeover.
GM tonight displayed a redesigned 2015 Cadillac Escalade in New York with a sleeker exterior and a wood-trim interior that are among the changes that the Detroit-based automaker has made to boost sales of the large luxury SUV.
“The 2015 Escalade is completely new and elevated in design and technology,” Bob Ferguson, head of Cadillac, said in a statement today. “The clear objective is to once again assume the leadership position among luxury SUVs.”
The Escalade is one of 10 new or redesigned Cadillacs that GM is bringing out in the U.S. by the end of 2015. The product push includes the ATS, a compact sedan, which has helped increase Cadillac U.S. sales 29 percent this year through September.
U.S. sales of the all versions of the Escalade, which peaked in 2004 at 62,250, fell to 23,Cheap Authentic Giants Jerseys Wholesale,340 last year, according to researcher Autodata Corp. Sales of Daimler AG (DAI)’s Mercedes-Benz GL, a seven-seat SUV, rose 3.6 percent last year to 26,042.
Escalade faces more competition from high-end SUVs in coming years. Fiat SpA (F)’s Maserati plans production of the Levante SUV in 2015 while Volkswagen AG (VOW)’s Bentley has said it will start selling the world’s most expensive SUV at about 180,000 euros ($244,000) in three years. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd., the ultra-luxury-car maker owned by Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW), has also said it is considering an SUV.
The current Escalade starts at $63,745 with a fully loaded version costing about $90,000, according to GM. The price of the 2015 model, which starts production in next year’s second quarter, hasn’t been released.
“If people are spending that much money, they may opt for a more exotic sounding nameplate,” Jessica Caldwell, an analyst with Edmunds.com, a website that tracks auto sales, said. “That’s a big threat.”
The success of the Escalade, which was first introduced in October 1998, helped keep Cadillac culturally relevant as it attempted to reignite interest in the luxury brand the past 15 years.
Tony Soprano, the mob boss played by James Gandolfini, drove a Cadillac Escalade in HBO’s “The Sopranos.” Jennifer Lopez crowed about it. Ludacris even included it in his rap song “What’s Your Fantasy?”
“Anybody with power and who wanted to be noticed or make a statement without having to say anything, that’s what they drove,Custom Denver Broncos NFL Jerseys For Sale,” Dave Sullivan, an analyst with AutoPacific Inc., said today in a telephone interview. The model “brought people in and got people to buy other Cadillacs even if they couldn’t afford an Escalade.”
Escalade, which was last redesigned in 2006, also faces competition from smaller, entry-level luxury SUVs, which are more fuel efficient, Caldwell said. At Escalade’s 2004 sales peak, gasoline averaged $1.81 a gallon in the U.S. compared with $3.55 last year, according to Edmunds.
“It’s people being honest with themselves and downsizing and not really needing the space that the Escalade has,” Caldwell said. “The Escalade is great for an executive, Town Car-like vehicle. But for a family it is a lot of space and fairly large to maintain and keep around.”
While the large SUV market has fallen, they remain profitable for the automaker. The SUVs are one of its strengths even as it has pushed to create some of its best sedans in generations, including the Chevrolet Impala, which Yonkers, New York-based Consumer Reports ranked best among all sedans.
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The jumbo-size Escalade ESV’s average transaction price, or what a customer paid after incentives, rose to $76,126 this year through September compared with $57,117 in 2003, according to Edmunds. The average transaction price in the luxury large SUV segment rose to $80,981 this year with Land Rover’s Range Rover leading the pack at $105,505.
Escalade shares engineering with Chevrolet and GMC large SUVs, which are all built on the automaker’s truck platform that was redesigned in 2013. GM dominates the large non-luxury SUV segment. The combined segment market share of Chevy and GMC large SUVs in the U.S. rose to 61 percent this year through July compared with 58 percent in 2004, according to Edmunds. Ford Motor Co. (F)’s large SUV market share fell to 11 percent this year compared with 18 percent during all of 2004.
The Suburban-size Escalade ESV attracts a richer buyer than the Chevrolet Suburban, according to GM figures. The median household income of an Escalade ESV owner is $259,060 compared with $135,Waterville woman in stable condition after being rescued fro,000 for the Suburban. The median income for buyers of the smaller Escalade is $178,222 which is higher than the $120,429 of the Cadillac brand, according to GM.
The regular Escalade is the size of a Chevrolet Tahoe.
The new Escalade’s interior is quieter and has seats engineered to be more comfortable and look more sculpted, GM said. The front seats have more than 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) of additional headroom and more than 4 inches of additional legroom than the outgoing model.
“It’s all in the details in that segment,” Caldwell said. “It has to be more of an upgrade in those so that you feel like you’re surrounding yourself in luxury amenities.”