The Dodgers Have A Real Chance To Break The AllTime Wins Record

Will the Dodgers break the all-time wins record?Current record is 116 wins WINSAT LEAST THIS MANY WINSEXACTLY THIS MANY WINS 11073.48.1 Elo still doesn’t quite think the Dodgers are the greatest team of all-time. Their 1608 Elo rating (through Sunday’s 8-0 rout of the New York Mets) only ranks sixth-best for a team through 111 games since 1901, trailing the 1944 St. Louis Cardinals, 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates, and the 1938, 1939 and 1998 New York Yankees. But if L.A. does end up smashing the wins record, they’ll be on the short list of greatest teams ever — particularly if they can finally get over the hump in the playoffs.Check out our latest MLB predictions. 10886.05.7 1195.12.2 11347.19.6 10980.36.9 11256.39.3 10596.2%2.2% 11165.49.0 10694.03.0 Move over, 2015-16 Golden State Warriors: There’s a new team chasing a sport’s all-time single-season wins record. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been on a tear — 43 wins in 50 games since June 9, the best 50-game stretch in MLB history — and they now stand at 79-32, which puts the team in a position to win more games than the 2001 Seattle Mariners and 1906 Chicago Cubs, who each won 116 games, the most ever by a baseball team in a season.According to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo model, which simulates the remainder of the season using power ratings and each team’s probability of winning every game, the Dodgers are on pace to win 112 games. But that’s just their average outcome — in some simulations they win more, and in some they win less. In a shade over 20 percent of our simulations, they win at least 116 games, which would tie the all-time mark. And 13.5 percent of the time, they finish the season with at least 117 victories, setting a new single-season record for greatness. 11437.49.4 10791.05.0 11620.16.5 11713.55.1 11528.07.9 1188.53.4 CHANCE DODGERS FINISH WITH… 1202.91.4 read more

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce works to educate voters in the community

first_img Posted: October 29, 2018 October 29, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Carlsbad, Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce works to educate voters in the community 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) The President and CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, Ted Owen, joins Good Morning San Diego to talk about the steps they’re taking to assist voters for the November election.The Chamber said they have helped to educate voters using their Civic Champion Workshop, Voter Resource Guide, a survey conducted with their members and articles in the Carlsbad Business Journal.Click here for more information on voting from the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Wilmington OBITUARIES Week of July 8 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are the obituaries published on Wilmington Apple during the week of July 8, 2018:Lived In Wilmington At Time Of Passing:NonePreviously Lived In Wilmington:Philip F. Denner, Jr., 93Ralph Dixon Knight, 75Worked In/Volunteered In/Connected To Wilmington:NoneLike 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.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Infosys ceases using bell curve to evaluate employees performance attrition falling

first_imgJust as other IT majors who abandoned old-fashioned employee appraisal systems, India’s second largest software firm Infosys has finally stopped using the bell curve, a tool used to evaluate its 1.76 lakh employees’ performance.The move is already showing some positive impact and the company’s attrition rate is projected to come down to 13% during the July-September quarter. Infosys reported an attrition level of 20% during the same quarter last year.”From this quarter, we have removed the forced ranking and in the October appraisal, employees will be appraised on the open ranking. From now on, the managers will take a call and reward,” Richard Lobo, senior vice president, human resources department, at Infosys, told The Economic Times.”Attrition is now close to 13 per cent. One of the big reasons for this (attrition) to come down is because we consciously got rid of the bell curve,” Lobo said. “The new system will be more open and flexible with a pronounced focus on rewards for performance.”By ceasing to use the bell curve, Infosys joins a list of global IT companies that moved away from the appraisal system, which is “often criticised as a forced ranking system.”Under the system, managers are compelled to separate the employees into three categories and “rank the performance of 70% as average, 20% as high and 10%, low.””In performance evaluation based on bell curve, it became a race to get to the top for employees. We were losing a lot of good people who were not ranked at the top,” Lobo said.In a similar move, global software giant Accenture had said in July that it would abandon annual performance evaluation and also dump the ranking system for its employees.Accenture laid out plans to put in place a “more fluid system,” which would enable its employees to get “timely feedback” from their superiors on a continuous basis after an assignment is completed.Infosys’ latest move to discontinue using the bell curve is a part of CEO Vishal Sikka’s initiatives to reduce attrition levels and improve employee productivity. Taking charge as the chief of Infosys in August last year, Sikka has brought many changes for ‘Infoscions’, including doing away with the formal dress code.last_img read more

ALs Hanif sets up shrimp farm near Sundarbans

first_imgEstablishment of industries and heavy infrastructure are prohibited near 10 km of Sundarbans. Mahbubul Alam Hanif`s shrimp enclosure is in the area.Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif has set up a shrimp farm close to the Sundarbans, violating the environment law.Hanif established the shrimp farm on 35 acres of land at Sutarkhali union of Dacope in Khulna although the law prohibits commercial activities and establishments within 10 kilometers of the Sundarbans, the UNESCO-recognised world heritage site.The farm started commercially last year.He also built two-storey and one-storey buildings there.As per the environment conservation act, environment impact assessment and environment clearance certificates have been made mandatory for shrimp farms.There had been a pond and a Kali temple within the boundaries of the farm. The pond has been filled up.A channel was dug in an embankment to bring in saline water for the shrimp farm from the river Poshur of the Sundarbans.Quest Aquaculture & Fish Processing Limited and Bangladesh Bank and Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB) jointly set up the farm, according to a sign board at main gate of the farm.Two state organisations equally invested in the project.BB and ICB officials said the funds were allocated but not disbursed as yet.Speaking to Prothom Alo, director of department of environment of Khulna Habibul Haque Khan said the environment clearance certificate is mandatory for shrimp enclosures on over five acres of land.The official said the Quest Aquaculture & Fish Processing Limited has not applied for the certificate.Mahbubul Alam Hanif told Prothom Alo, “I did not know the environment clearance certificate is required to set up shrimp enclosures.”Those engaged in the management of the farm would not know it, he said”I have asked them to apply for the environment clearance certificate”.About filling up the pond, Hanif said the water of the pond was not safe. A water treatment plant is being set up there to supply safe water to the villagers, he added.About the Kali temple, Hanif said a temple is being built outside the shrimp farm.As per section 5 of the Environment Conservation Act, 1999, the government declared 10 kilometers around Sundarbans an ecologically critical area (ECA).On 18 January 2015, the government issued a gazette notification, demarcating the ECA of Sundarbans. Hanif’s farm is located within the ECA.Following the directives of the prime minister office on August of 2016, a list of 34 industries and establishments in the ECA was drawn up. Mahbubul Alam’s farm was dropped from the list.During a visit in June, it was found that an eight foot boundary wall and barbed wire fence was put up around the farm. A high-powered generator has been set up there for uninterrupted supply of electricity to the farm. The generator was creating loud noise in the area, the residents said.A poster pasted on the wall near the main gate of the farm welcomes residents of Dacope on behalf of Hanif and Khulna district vice president of Sramik League Farid Ahmed.Farid Ahmed was staying at the farm. He told Prothom Alo that he looked after the farm. He also said the environment clearance certificate was not required to establish shrimp farms.Eminent wildlife conservationist Mohammad Ali Reza Khan said, “We will lose the Sundarbans fast if we establish different types of industries and shrimp enclosures there.”“How will the Sundarbans survive if lawmakers violate laws?” he asked.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islamlast_img

Dutch concert cancelled for terror threat

first_imgA van with a Spanish numberplate near the concert venue Maassilo is seen during police investigations after a rock concert was cancelled due to a terror threat, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Photo: AFPDutch police are investigating possible terror links after arresting a Spaniard driving a van containing gas canisters close to a rock concert which was abruptly cancelled over fears of an attack.The man “was arrested and taken to the police station,” Rotterdam police said in a Tweet, following a tip-off from Spanish authorities.The arrest came little under a week after twin car-bomb attacks in Spain killed 15 people, in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.Dutch bomb squad officials “were investigating the van” which was found just two streets away from the Maassilo concert hall where an American rock band was due to play, they added.Earlier in the evening Dutch authorities decided to cancel the concert by Californian group Allah-Las in Europe’s largest port city after a tip-off from Spanish police around 5:30pm (1530 GMT) about a possible terror attack.“In the early evening I was warned by telephone that we had received a threat which had implications for an American concert at the Maassilo in Rotterdam,” the city’s mayor, Ahmed Aboutaleb, told a hastily-called press conference.“This signal came from the Spanish police to the Dutch police,” he added.But Aboutaleb, the country’s first Muslim and immigrant-born mayor who has spoken out against Islamic terror groups, added an investigation was under way and “we cannot say now if the van with the canisters was linked to the threat”.The four-piece band, from Los Angeles, had been escorted from the concert hall by police wearing bullet-proof vests.In a statement sent to AFP, they said they were “unharmed and are very grateful to the Rotterdam police and other responsible agencies for detecting the potential threat before anyone was hurt.”Rotterdam police said that afterwards an officer “stationed close to the venue decided to stop a van that he saw driving at around 21:30 hrs”.“The van had Spanish plates and was driven by a Spanish national. Inside the van were a couple of gas bottles. Whether there is a link with the terror threat is being looked into,” the statement in English said, adding “the driver was taken into custody”.Concert hall evacuatedThe international connections of the cell of mostly Moroccan nationals behind the Spanish attacks are being probed as investigators retrace their movements to France and Belgium.Spanish police carried out new raids overnight Tuesday to Wednesday after vehicles ploughed into pedestrians on Barcelona’s busy Las Ramblas boulevard and a seaside promenade in the resort town of Cambrils.Fifteen people were killed and more than 120 others were wounded.Spanish court documents have shown that at least 500 litres of acetone, large quantities of nails and detonators as well as gas canisters were found in raids on a house in the town of Alcanar, south of Barcelona.The Rotterdam building where Wednesday’s concert was to be held, which can hold about 1,000 people, was searched by the Dutch anti-terror squad after the crowd had been evacuated.The Netherlands has so far been spared from the slew of terror attacks which have rocked its closest European neighbours in past years.But amid a number of scares here in recent months, and reports that people linked to some of the attacks may have crossed briefly into the country, concerned top Dutch security and intelligence officials have been keeping a wary eye on events.A spokesman for the Dutch justice ministry told AFP the threat level in The Netherlands remained at “four” out of a possible five.“Nothing has changed for the moment,” Lodewijk Hekking said, meaning the threat levels remains that there is the real possibility of an attack in the Netherlands.last_img read more