Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Sept. 27, 2016) we talk about tragic death of Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández and how both the numbers and his background show why he was so great. Then, we chat with Sports Illustrated’s Lindsay Schnell about why LSU fired Les Miles and whether he should give up being a coach and concentrate on being a recruiter. Finally, we break down the numbers behind Kevin Garnett’s historic career. Plus, a significant digit on Vin Scully’s retirement after almost seven decades in the commentator’s chairLinks to what we discuss:Neil Paine says baseball lost a potential all-time great in José Fernández.Josh Levin, in Slate, writes that Fernández represented the future of baseball.The Ringer’s Michael Baumann goes one step further and says Fernández also represented the future of America.Jordan Ritter Conn, on Grantland, tells the story of Fernández’s journey from Cuba to the MLB All-Star Game.ESPN Stats & Information produces the numbers that show Les Miles was a winner early on at LSU, but not so much at the end.Nylon Calculus’s Justin Willard asks how will we remember Kevin Garnett.Dan Rosenbaum breaks down what the adjusted plus/minus statistic says about how good Garnett was on defense.Significant Digit: 67. That’s the number of years Vin Scully has been a broadcaster for the Dodgers. He’ll be calling his final game with the team this weekend. Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets this Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7pm at Town Hall (Room 9).There is a great deal of of noteworthy items on the agenda, including:Selectmen will choose a new Chairman.Selectmen will hear presentation from Planning Director Valerie Gingrich regarding Over 55 Affordable Housing at Spruce Farm. Selectmen will then consider signing the necessary application and submitting it to the Department of Housing & Community Development.Selectmen will also hear a presentation from Planning Director Valerie Gingrich regarding an Inter-Muncipal Agreement for Regional Housing Services Office. Selectmen will then consider signing the agreement.Selectmen will hear a presentation from Recreation Director Karen Campbell regarding the town’s field use policy. Selectmen will then consider accepting the policy.Selectmen will consider the request of Recreation Director Karen Campbell to the use the Town Common and Gazebo for Concerts on the Common on Wednesdays, July 11, July 18, July 25 and August 1, with Thursday night rain dates.Selectmen will consider the request of Veterans Services Director Lou Cimaglia, and Friends of Tim Ryan organization, to install a memorial bench in the Veterans’ Lot at Wildwood Cemetery.Selectmen will consider approving the TIF agreement with Analog Devices and submitting the necessary application to the Economic Assistance Coordinating Council.Selectmen will establish a schedule for interviewing for Town Counsel candidates.Selectmen will consider a Common Victualer License for the new owner of Heav’nly Donuts.Town Manager Jeff Hull will update Selectmen on the deployment of AED units on Town Property.An Executive Session precedes the meeting at 6:15pm to discuss firefighter contract negotiations.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-G — Channel 22 on Comcast and Channel 38 on Verizon. The meeting will also be streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends to report on each of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting — over the next two weeks. Wilmington Apple typically live-tweets the meeting HERE.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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Analog Devices Expansion, Ristuccia Arena, Open Space, Flood Insurance On Agenda For MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Childhood Cancer Study, Olin, Cook Ave., Recreation Dept. Update On Agenda For Tonight’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Need For Fire Substation At Wednesday, August 7 MeetingIn “Government”
Norm SelfYoutube screengrabNorm Self, a priest from North Dakota, appeared in his first adult film at the ripe age of 85. The retired clergyman exchanged his crucifix for life in adult films and has no regrets as of yet. He made three more adult films in the past two years.Self joined the clergy at the age of 18 and after 28 years of marriage, he realised that he was gay.It all began in 1997 when Self was working as a campus minister and came across a group of gay men. It was then Self realised that he was gay, he told The Sun.Self’s first introduction to adult film happened when his housemates invited him to be part of one. He said, “My housemate asked me if I’d be in a film. I was invited in and all of a sudden all this attention comes to me. We are going to have sex anyway so why not make it a liberating and bonding experience instead of hiding it away in the shadows?”Describing his first experience, Self told HuffPost in 2018 that it was delightful. He said that his body was a temple where intimacy and ecstasy intermingled and was open to making more adult films.”It was splendid! How could it not be? (I was in) a blessed rural setting, surrounded by a cast and crew of loving, competent, supportive brothers intent on sharing the good news of the healing power of pleasure. What could be more delightful? And if you’ve seen the video, with the two adorable models “performing, what else could be lacking?” Self was quoted as saying by HuffPost.
The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday released documents detailing widespread allegations of misconduct by U.S. border authorities toward children, including kicking one in the ribs, denying medical attention to a pregnant teen who complained of pain and threatening others with sexual abuse.Its report is based on more than 30,000 pages of government documents in response to Freedom of Information Act requests and a subsequent lawsuit. The allegations date from 2009 to 2014 and, according to its authors, number in the hundreds.Customs and Border Protection strongly denied the claims, as it has rejected similar accusations of widespread excessive use of force in recent years. The documents compiled by the Homeland Security Department’s Office of Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for the ACLU are partially redacted, making it more difficult to assess the allegations and findings.Homeland Security’s internal watchdog agency has reviewed the claims and found them unsubstantiated, said Customs and Border Protection spokesman Dan Hetlage. In 2014, the department’s inspector general investigated 16 cases of alleged child neglect and abuse — out of 116 that advocacy groups had compiled — and reported that federal prosecutors declined to file charges because there was no evidence of crimes.“The false accusations made by the ACLU against the previous administration are unfounded and baseless,” said Hetlage.Mitra Ebadolahi, an attorney for the ACLU’s border litigation project, said the quantity of the allegations as well as their consistency — spanning several years and several states and coming from children with differing backgrounds — indicates some level of truth.“These records document a pattern of intimidation, harassment, physical abuse, refusal of medical services, and improper deportation between 2009 and 2014. These records also reveal the absence of meaningful internal or external agency oversight and accountability,” says the report, which was co-authored by the University of Chicago Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic.The ACLU began publishing the government documents online Wednesday and plans to post material, including audio recordings. Among the cases described in the initial release of documents:—A 15-year-old girl traveling alone said a Border Patrol agent in Campo, California, threatened to rape and her put her in foster care while deporting the rest of her family if she didn’t volunteer to return to Mexico. A Customs and Border Protection investigation found no wrongdoing;—A 13-year-old boy who was held at a Border Patrol station in Weslaco, Texas, said he was assigned to a “freezing cold room” with nothing more than boxer shorts for 24 hours;—A 16-year-old girl says she and her 2-year-old brother were detained for four days by the Border Patrol in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, sleeping on the floor without blankets and were not allowed to shower or brush their teeth.Below is the full report, “Neglect and Abuse of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.” Share