Its The Final Takedown

Embed Code Welcome to the latest — and last! — episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. Last week, President Trump spoke out against NFL athletes like Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee during the national anthem. On the podcast’s final episode (Sept. 26, 2017), we discuss how Trump’s comments are an example of the way that hot takes have changed over the years. Next, Chad, Neil and Kate discuss what they’ve learned from the last three years of doing the podcast.Thanks so much for listening to the show. We’ll be debuting our new NBA podcast, The Lab, next week. If you’re already a subscriber to Hot Takedown, you’ll automatically be subscribed to the new podcast. If you’re not, and you’d like to listen to The Lab, please subscribe to Hot Takedown now.Links to what we discussed this week:The New York Times’s Juliet Macur asks whether this week’s NFL protests were a one-day revolt or something more.FiveThirtyEight’s Harry Enten wrote that the NFL protests are unpopular now — but they may not always be. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight read more

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Sonakshi Sinha flashes her innerwear and gets trolled by Disha Patani fans

first_imgSonakshi Sinha’s latest photoshootCollage of photos taken from instagram/Sonakshi SinhaBollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha was seen wearing Calvin Klein innerwear in her latest pics on Instagram, which got her trolled by the fans of actress Disha Patani.Sonakshi Sinha is known for being fashion-forward as she dares to do something out of the box. Be it trying out boxer braids with a beautiful black couture gown or shining like a mermaid in a golden fringe party dress, Sona has done it all! Recently, she had announced on her Instagram page that she has decided that her personality is ‘neon’!Well! Sonakshi Sinha isn’t wrong as these pictures and a BTS video from a magazine photoshoot are a proof that Sona’s love for Neon isn’t gonna die anytime soon. She has definitely given some major fashion inspiration to all of us with these pictures and it is sure to make her fans fill up their wardrobes with some Neon.But Sonakshi Sinha’s photos have failed to impress many on Instagram. They feel that her makeup and hairstyle make her look like a girl from South Africa or the West Indies. On the other hand, some say that Disha Patani is the brand ambassador of Calvin Klein and its innerwear suits very well only in her, but not Sona. Here are some of their reply to her post on Instagram.Sarbjeet1403: Disha disha he ha kalvin sirf use pe acha lagta ha or kise pe nhi so don’t try this againPrasadsourav86: I don’t like this…… Calvin mai sirf Disha patani he acchi lagti hPremanshuverma: Disha looks far better in this AvatarMemeswalibandi: Disha patani: mai kya karu fir job chhod du ??_chandra_2000: Disha Didi nku suicide helpline number ta deideithanta post kala agaruSahiil.____: Tu bhi calvin klein ki brand amasder ban gyii@dishapataniEvergreen_abhinav: Disha patani hates when she see this.. because she also love Calvin Klein tooHarshita_jhunjhunwala: Disha Patani ka career sankat mein haiDeepak85005: Aisa lag raga hai aadhi raat Ko neend se utha ke photoshoot karwaya haiSyed.umar1981: Movies nahi MIL rahi hain kya???Lasyanagula: Sub log jute bole rahahe vo hair style aapko suit nahi huva muje bilkul achhi nahi lagiKedar_pawar07: Ye konsi line Mai agayi app?Mahir_i_k: Bilkul aacha nhi laga hmkoBeevaan: Becoming nigro day by day @aslisonabkbkbkbk93: Please somebody add a dislike buttonThe_muzzy_boy: Aisa lag rha h jaise mittii me let kr aai hoo..Tarun2927: Kasam yrr bina makeup itna Kala chehra__honey_b_bunny__: Sorry but yeah pic dekhne ke bad aisa lag raha hai ki ki Kisi homeless ko makeup kar AayaAmit.baroda: African girls keep this type of hair styleAshishshindee: Go to jamica sweet heart…last_img read more

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RBI changes eligibility criteria for Gold Monetisation Scheme deposits

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has amended the gold monetisation scheme regulations relating to the eligibility criteria for making deposits. A notification says the Gold Monetisation Scheme 2015 (GMS) has been amended immediate effect.”Persons eligible to make a deposit – resident Indians (individuals, HUFs, proprietorship and partnership firms, trusts including mutual funds/exchange-traded funds registered under the Sebi (mutual fund) regulations, companies, charitable institutions, the central government, state governments or any other entity owned by the central government or state governments) can make a deposits under the scheme,” according to the notification.The amended regulations allow joint deposits by two or more eligible depositors under the gold monetisation scheme. The deposit in such cases shall be credited to the joint deposit account in the name of the depositors.”The existing rules regarding the joint operation of bank deposit accounts including nominations will be applicable to these gold deposits,” the notification said.This is the second set of amendments to the gold monetisation scheme regulations. The RBI tweaked regulations in June last year to make it more lucrative.”The short term deposits shall be treated as banks’ on-balance sheet liability. According to the amendments made then, these deposits can be made with the designated banks for a short period of 1-3 years (with a facility of rollover). The deposits can also be allowed for broken periods like one year and three months and two years and four months five days,” the RBI notification then said.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government announced the Gold Monetisation Scheme in the 2014-15 financial year to provide flexibility like a savings account. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley then clarified that the scheme allowed people, who usually keep gold without much security at home or store in bank lockers by paying a maintenance fee, to make use of the real value of the yellow metal without losing it. The depositors earn interest under the Gold Monetisation Scheme as the price of the precious metal goes up.The government declared while launching the scheme that its objective is to simultaneously safeguard the gold held in Indian households as well as put their investments into productive use. The government economists also had a larger objective to cut down the country’s gold imports by limiting the domestic demand.India is second only to China in importing gold as people see gold not just as an instrument for storing wealth. Indians have cultural reasons for buying and keeping gold which they see as an auspicious factor that brings prosperity.last_img read more

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Teachers resume nonstop sitin demo

Teachers resume nonstop sitin demo

first_imgTeachers to resume nonstop sit-in demoTeachers of private educational institutions said they would resume their sit-in programme demanding inclusion of their institutions into the government’s monthly pay order (MPO).Federation of Teachers and Employees of Non-MPO Educational Institutions announced on Sunday that members of the platform will begin sit-in demonstration in front of the National Press Club at 10:00am on Monday.The teachers came up with the announcement after another sit-in at the same venue on Sunday, which they continued since 10 June.They have even staged a demonstration on the Eid day there after the Eid prayers.“Our movement (sit-in) was running half a day due to Ramada and Eid. We will be staying on the streets until being enlisted in MPO as per the prime minister’s pledge,” said president of the federation Golam Mahmudunnabi.On 31 December 2017, the non-MPO teachers began their hunger strike that continued till 5 January this year. They stopped their strike after an official of the prime minister’s office (PMO) told the agitators that their demand would be fulfilled soon.Some of the agitating teachers said the government last enlisted institutions as MPO in 2010. None of the institutions has been made MPO since then.However, the government is saying that it is a continuous process.The teachers said they have been suffering from huge financial crisis.“No allocation has been made for us in this budget. So, we’ve to come back to the streets,” said teachers’ leader Mahmudunnabi. “The non-MPO institutions are not being enlisted as MPO just for the education minister’s ego.”General secretary of the federation Binoy Bhushan told Prothom Alo that many of the teachers have started their journey to Dhaka to join the sit-in programme on Monday morning.There are 7,500 non-MPO educational institutions in the country. Of these, 5,240 have been recognised by the government.last_img read more

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DC Baseball Academy Focuses on the Fundamentals

DC Baseball Academy Focuses on the Fundamentals

first_imgA Washington, D.C. organization is reaching out to Black youth in the city’s Southeast quadrant to teach them about America’s oldest pastime: baseball. The Washington Nationals Youth Academy, which began in 2014, uses baseball and softball programs as a vehicle to teach young athletes about problem-solving, teamwork, communication, critical thinking and character development. The program is currently serving 150 children from Southeast D.C., free of charge.Washington Nationals mascot Screech (left) gives children high fives. (Courtesy Photo)“Everything they are doing here is so critical to our kids,” Sharon Robinson, author and daughter of Jackie Robinson, said in a statement on the Nationals Testimonials page. “Having a place like this that is beautiful, they have lots of people that support them, and they have people from their own community supporting them, as well as older mentors and teachers. It makes me feel very hopeful. I’m glad the Nationals have made this a part of their commitment to the community.”According to online media outlet The Undefeated, Black players currently comprise 7.7 percent of all the players in Major League Baseball. “Baseball is not the cheapest sport, there are a lot of materials that you need to buy in order to play,” Katina Lee, senior director of operations at the Youth Academy, told the AFRO.The academy uses baseball and softball as vehicles to foster positive character development, academic achievement, and improved health among youth from underserved communities in Washington D.C., according to its website. To participate, children must live in either Ward 7 or Ward 8 and be enrolled in the third to eighth grades. “We are here to be a model organization that nurtures the development of D.C. Youth,” Lee said. The Youth Academy has a multitude of programs for youth, including a Science of Baseball curriculum that runs for six weeks from late June to early August. The program incorporates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well. “It helps you learn more about baseball and the STEM concepts through the game of baseball. They even offer softball for the girls in the Academy,” Lee said. From late June to August the program offers a Summer Instructional Baseball League that teaches children about the worth of putting in effort and being able to work with a team. An after school program is also offered from October to May. The program teaches children about the fundamentals of baseball and softball. Children who participate in the program also receive mentoring for one hour every day from young professionals or retired or active duty military members.“If you build a trusting relationship with an adult you’ll make better decisions in the future,” Lee said.The academy has partnered with the local YMCA to also provide a six-week adult cooking course for community members, along with other programs that address self-defense, financial literacy, agriculture, and community service. “The majority of our budget is funded by donations – there are . . . [fundraising] actively events, individual giving by people and corporations,” said Lee.last_img read more

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Normandy now one of the top five for Canadians visiting France

Normandy now one of the top five for Canadians visiting France

first_img ROUEN — Northern France’s Normandy region welcomed 900 international buyers and media, including 18 from Canada, for the 12th Rendez-vous en France trade show in Rouen.Ahead of the two-day travel market, a number of buyers participated in a series of hosted fams that showcased the history, natural beauty, artistic flair and culinary excellence of the region.Visitors admired stunning sites including the Abbey on the medieval island of Mont Saint Michel and the picturesque gateway to the Cotentin peninsula, the port city of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin.The delegation descended on cities such as Honfleur, Bayeux and Caen, where they appreciated the strong ties cemented between Normandy and Canada during World War II.Other highlights included a visit to the artistic Les Jardins d’Etretat and the luxurious seaside resort town of Deauville.Atout France Canada said the region’s gastronomic delights, pretty countryside and unique seaside landscapes – and a respectful understanding of a common past – have led to Canadians developing a deep affinity and affection for Normandy.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upDuring Rendez-vous en France, 650 French tourism representatives met with visiting buyers and operators, including the Canadian contingent.The annual event is a unique opportunity for participants, buyers and operators to initiate and build professional relationships, and discover new opportunities.Atout France Canada said Normandy remains in the top five French regions visited by Canadians. Normandy now one of the top five for Canadians visiting France Friday, March 31, 2017 Tags: France By: Donna Demaio Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Oh the Places Youll Go Dr Seuss museum opens its doors in

Oh the Places Youll Go Dr Seuss museum opens its doors in

first_imgOh the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss museum opens its doors in Massachusetts SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — From the squiggly, pink handrails outside the entrance to the front hall decorated with scenes from “And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street” – a real street just blocks away – the new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss museum says “You’re off to Great Places!”Walking into to the museum opening to the public Saturday in the author and illustrator’s hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts, is like walking into one of his beloved children’s books.The museum dedicated to Theodor Geisel – who under the pen name Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated dozens of rhyming children’s books including “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham” – features interactive exhibits, artwork never before displayed publicly and explains how his childhood experiences in the city about 145 kilometres west of Boston shaped his work.“He would absolutely be at ease here,” said Leagrey Dimond, one of Geisel’s stepdaughters (He didn’t have any biological children). “And to know that he’s going to be here permanently, safe, protected, that people who want to know more are going to make this trip here to see him, it’s perfect.”Examples of Geisel’s early advertising work and World War II-era propaganda and political illustrations that critics consider racist are conspicuously absent, but that’s because the museum is aimed primarily at children, said Kay Simpson, president of the Springfield Museums complex.The organization has in the past hosted exhibits of Geisel’s wartime work, she said.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?Kids are definitely the focus of the first floor of the museum, created in conjunction with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the family company that protects Geisel’s legacy. It features games and climbable statues of Horton, the stack of turtles from “Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories” and Thing 1 and Thing 2 from “The Cat in the Hat.”“This museum is about visitors encountering the creatures that sprang out from Ted Geisel’s imagination – Horton, the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, Sam I Am – that got kids excited about reading, which was really his preoccupation later on in his career,” Simpson said.Visitors are taken through Geisel’s boyhood bedroom, his grandparents’ bakery and brewery and different rooms painted in brilliant blues and radiant reds, and decorated in almost fanatical detail with scenes from the books.The museum’s second floor has a more intimate feeling with the actual furnishings and assorted knick-knacks from Geisel’s studio from the La Jolla, California, home where he lived until his death in 1991 at age 87. Even his collection of 117 bowties is on display.But by not referencing Geisel’s wartime work, which often stereotyped the Japanese, the museum is telling only half the story, said Katie Ishizuka, who has written on Geisel’s work.“They don’t acknowledge the full picture of him or they try to minimize that or sweep it under the rug,” said Ishizuka, director of The Conscious Kid Library, which lends what she says are more diverse and appropriate books for young readers.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksEven in his children’s books, characters of colour are subservient or secondary to the white characters, or depicted as stereotypes and caricatures, she said.Dimond never heard a prejudiced word out of Geisel, she said, and knows he had some regrets about the wartime work.“If there is criticism of Ted, it has its place,” she said. “I would never try to, and he would not want any of us to try to hide away anything he did. I know that he changed with the times.”Richard Minear, a professor emeritus of Japanese history at the University of Massachusetts, who wrote “Dr. Seuss Goes to War” about his political illustrations, says Geisel certainly had a blind spot on race, but it’s not fair to judge his entire career on that work.“He matured and he developed a whole lot from those early years,” Minear said, noting that “Horton Hears a Who!” was an allegory about post-war Japan and the nation’s relationship with the U.S.The museum is expected to draw about 100,000 visitors annually and along with a $1 billion casino scheduled to open in 2018, is part of the Springfield’s economic renaissance, Mayor Domenic Sarno said. Geisel belongs in his hometown, the mayor said.“Any other city in the country would be salivating to have a museum for a world-renowned author like Dr. Seuss,” he said. << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tags: Museums By: Mark PrattSource: The Associated Press Monday, June 5, 2017 last_img read more

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