106 Clear Island Rd, Broadbeach Waters.A HUGE Broadbeach Waters property is expected to attract attention from savvy developers as demand for large land heats up on the Gold Coast. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe 1229sq m block at 106 Clear Island Rd overlooks some of the widest canal junctions on the Gold Coast. Kollosche Prestige Agents managing director Jordan Williams said the size of the block was rarely seen in the suburb.“As land continues to become smaller in size this close to the beach, we are expecting to attract the attention of developers as well as those looking to create the ideal family home,” he said. A four-bedroom home currently sits on the land. It is on the market at $1.8 million.
Photo: Qatar Airways QATAR Airways has announced plans to buy up to 100 Boeing aircraft worth $US18.6 billion at list prices, including 30 787-9 Dreamliners and 10 777-300ERs.The expanding Gulf carrier’s announcement of the $US11.7 billion order for the 787s and 777s increases its firm order backlog for Boeing widebody planes from 66 to 105, including 60 777Xs.It also signed a letter of intent at a ceremony in Washington, DC attended by government and airline officials, for up 60 737 MAX 8s with a list price of $US6.9 billion. Although airlines receive substantial discounts to list prices, the announcement comes at a time sales of widebody jets have slowed. It is also the biggest 787 order since 2013.Qatar currently has a fleet of 84 Boeing 777s and 787s delivered since it renewed its relationship with the US manufacturer in 2006. The airline was the first in the Middle east to operate the 787 and is the launch customer for the 777X. If the letter of intent progresses to a firm order, the 737MAX will be the first Boeing single aisle plane to join Qatar for 15 years.”Qatar Airways, already one of the fastest growing airlines in the history of aviation, today announces a significant and historic aircraft order that will power our future growth for the years and the decades ahead,” said Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said in a statement. “Boeing has proven to be a valuable partner, and today’s announcement is testament to our appreciation of the quality of their product and their dedication to providing world class customer service.”Qatar’s total fleet of 190 aircraft includes Airbus A380, A350, A330, A340 and A320 family aircraft. It also has 50 Airbus A320 neos, the competitor to the 737 MAX, on order.But Boeing Commercial Airplanes president Ray Conner said the deal expressed confidence in Boeing’s new technology aircraft.”Our partnership with Qatar Airways has grown and strengthened tremendously over the years and I look forward to the time when its fleet will feature an increasing number of both our single and twin-aisle airplanes,” he said.Al Baker denied the commercial aircraft sale was linked to US government approval to allow Boeing to sell 36 F-15E jet fighters worth an estimated $US 4 billion to the Qatar government, The Seattle Times reported.
3 May 2012Table Mountain’s status as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature is official, following confirmation of the results of New7Wonders’ global voting process by an international audit.“Table Mountain’s ‘provisional’ status after international voting closed on 11 November 2011 has been changed to ‘official’,” New7Wonders, the organisation behind the campaign, announced on Thursday.The results followed three years of intense campaigning in a contest that drew millions of votes from 220 countries.Place on the global ‘must see’ listCape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, quoted in a New7Wonders statement, described the title as “a great accolade for a unique wonder of nature that belongs to all the people of Cape Town, South Africa, Africa and the world.“The New Seven Wonders title has great long-term marketing value for Cape Town and South Africa,” De Lille said. “The wonder becomes part of school curricula, it becomes a ‘must see’ and ‘bucket list’ item for travellers and explorers.”Sabine Lehmann, chairperson of the Table Mountain official supporters committee, said the official confirmation would provide a significant boost to the South African tourism industry.“Visitor numbers to Table Mountain reached record numbers after the mountain was named on the provisional list of seven sites on 11 November 2011, and we expect the official confirmation to further boost visitor interest locally and abroad,” Lehmann said.“This is already the case for the Puerto Princesa Underground River, the New7Wonder site in the Philippines.”According to New7Wonders, the Philippines island that is home to the Puerto Princesa Underground River used to have three flights a week and now has 22 flights a week, while the actual site used to attract an average of 150 visitors a day and now has 2 000 visitors a day.“The island is building a new international airport to cope with the influx of visitors,” Lehmann said.Nelson Mandela’s ‘mountain of hope’Lehmann expressed her gratitude to all those who had supported the Vote for Table Mountain campaign, including Nobel Peace Prize winners Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and former president FW de Klerk, the Springbok rugby team, and countless ordinary South Africans.Bernard Weber, president of New7Wonders, said it was of great significance that Table Mountain had been “chosen by voters globally to be the representative of Africa’s unique natural heritage.“Along with possessing a biodiversity that is exceptionally important, given its proximity to a major city, Table Mountain is notable for the historic role it played in helping Nelson Mandela cope with his long years of imprisonment,” Weber said.“Through the bars of his cell on Robben Island, the sight of the peak with its table cloth of cloud offered him hope of brighter days to come, and the statement issued by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on 8 November last year supporting the call to vote for Table Mountain was both an endorsement of the South African finalist and a tribute to its ability to inspire.”SAinfo reporter
Related Posts Tags:#Google#news#web jolie odell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… In the immediate aftermath of a 7.0 earthquake that caused an unbelievable amount of destruction to Haiti’s capital, Google has been asked by relief organizations and users to show images of what’s actually happening on the ground.In partnership with geospatial imagery company GeoEye, Google has just released a new layer for Google Earth showing post-earthquake devastation. Haiti was first added to Google Map Maker in response to hurricanes that wreaked havoc on the country more than a year ago. Read on for before-after pictures and details.The Red Cross has stated that as many as 3 million Haitians have been affected by the earthquake, with as many as 100,000 deaths likely, according to Haiti’s prime minister. Since the quake’s epicenter was right off the capital city, Port-au-Prince, most of the official buildings, from government officials’ residences to jails and hospitals, have been significantly damaged or completely leveled. Google’s imagery shows exactly that: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… You’ll have to install the Google Earth plugin if you haven’t already to see this layer.You can download the KML layer or open the file using Google Maps.In a post just published by Googlers Dylan Lorimer and Jessica Pfund, they write, “We hope that Google Map Maker can also play a role in disaster relief efforts…Today, we have made this Map Maker data for Haiti available to the UN in its raw form for the earthquake relief efforts. If you have any local knowledge to share, please help us continue to build a better map of Haiti with Google Map Maker.”For a list of ways you can donate money to help suffering Haitians and stay informed on Haiti-related breaking news, check out this post we published earlier today on resources, charitable organizations and news outlets.
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Advantages of smaller PV systemsDespite the (relatively minor) economy-of-scale that argues for larger PV systems, there are some benefits of small systems.For starters, small systems are well-suited to rooftops. A typical house, if it has a reasonable orientation, can hold a 4-6 kW solar array, enough to handle a significant fraction of the home’s power consumption (as long as then home is reasonably energy-efficient). And commercial buildings, with large flat roofs can often hold hundreds of kW or even a MW or two of solar — which can provide a significant fraction of those buildings’ electrical demands.Putting solar modules on roofs creates headaches with roof maintenance, and poor-quality installations sometimes result in roof leaks, but rooftop mounting allows us to preserve land area for agriculture, recreation, and wildlife habitat. Whenever possible, I prefer to see PV systems installed on rooftops or carports rather than ground-mounting, though I recognize that that isn’t always possible or practical.Small PV systems also usually generate electricity close to where it is being consumed. Such “distributed power” is changing the face of the utility grid. From a resilience standpoint, generating power close to the point of end-use of electricity also opens up an opportunity for incorporating either some battery storage or specialized inverters with capability to draw power from the solar system even when the grid is down — something that most grid-connected solar systems can’t do today. (For more on that, refer back to my blog, Getting Power From Solar Equipment When the Grid is Down.) The economy of scale with solarAs with wind, there is an economy-of-scale with solar-electric systems. Bulk purchase of solar modules brings the costs down somewhat and, more significantly, larger inverters (the devices that convert direct-current electricity produced by PV modules into the alternating current that can be fed into the utility grid) and other balance-of-system components are a lot less expensive per kW or MW of capacity than the residential-scale components being installed for home systems. RELATED ARTICLES Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. In 2012 he founded the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. But the differences in cost between large and small systems aren’t nearly as great with PV systems as they are with wind turbines. This means that the incentives for building very large solar systems (“industrial-scale” if you must) aren’t as great as they are with wind. Utility-Scale Wind TurbinesWind Power: Why it Doesn’t Make Sense EverywhereConnecticut Continues Ban on Wind TurbinesWind Farm Sued Over Noise Is big solar bad?Not in my book. As I look toward the future and a growing imperative to dramatically reduce our fossil fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, I’m convinced that we need a mix of facility sizes with renewable energy systems. There will be many places where large, ground-mounted multi-megawatt-scale solar systems make sense, such as along highways and utility corridors where the land is already degraded and agriculture may not be feasible.In arid places with lots of open land, such as the American Southwest, it should be possible for large solar systems to be developed responsibly — as long as enough open space is maintained for wildlife.This isn’t to say that huge arrays make sense everywhere, just as wind turbines don’t belong everywhere. Having served as a trustee of the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy for nine years, I am well aware of the need for natural, undisturbed habitat.But I’m also aware that if we don’t address our greenhouse gas emissions, we will be doing far more damage to ecosystems than the solar arrays (and wind farms) that are coming under more widespread attack. When the economy-of-scale with wind power [no-glossary]led[/no-glossary] to larger and larger wind turbines, opponents of these installations took to referring to them as “industrial wind power.” Whenever I see a letter-to-the-editor or news story that uses this phrase, I can tell that it’s going to have an anti-wind bias.Whether its marring their views of pristine mountains, blighting their night sky with blinking red lights, causing bird and bat fatalities, or producing the somewhat mythical “infrasound,” opponents almost universally refer to these wind farms using an industrial moniker.So, I’m becoming troubled by recent reference to “industrial solar” in describing the larger photovoltaic (PV) installations that are cropping up in Vermont and nationwide. Some opposition seems to be emerging, for example, to a 2 megawatt (MW) array that’s being proposed for Brattleboro, and I’m hearing more and more such concerns nationally.
LATEST STORIES MOST READ Coming back to action this conference, Slaughter is averaging 14.69 points, 8.75 rebounds, 1.69 assists, and 1.63 blocks to be the difference maker for the Gin Kings in this title retention drive.Meanwhile, Newsome has been the best local talent for the Bolts with his 13.06 markers, 6.25 boards, 5.0 assists, and 1.0 steals to help the team top the eliminations with their 9-2 record in the eliminations.The Best Player of the Conference will be awarded before Game 3 of the Finals on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT NCAA: JRU claims 3rd Final Four slot BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Read Next PBA IMAGESLeading their respective teams to the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, Greg Slaughter and Chris Newsome are seen as favorites to claim the Best Player of the Conference award.But with another finals meeting coming up, the two are simply unconcerned about the plum, saying that it’s the championship they are chasing after.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “If I score zero and we win, I’ll be happy with that. We always look on winning the championship over individual awards,” said Slaughter, who is currently third in the statistical points race with 32.625 SPs.“The one thing that’s important for me is making it back to the Finals. Now, my top priority is winning in the Finals. It’s always good to hear that you’re part of the BPC race. That means I’m playing at the level that I expect to be playing at, but the individual accolade is not my top priority at the moment,” saidNewsome, who’s sitting at fourth with his 30.875 SPs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Miguel center June Mar Fajardo is still the pacesetter for the highest individual award per conference with 38.455 SPs, followed by TNT guard Jayson Castro who has 33.563 SPs.But with Fajardo and Castro failing to help their teams reach the Finals, it’s almost certain that the award will be disputed between the two former Ateneo studs, who could take home their first BPC trophy. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending Articles02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Southampton defender Targett admits Huddersfield six-pointerby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton fullback Matt Targett says Saturday’s clash with Huddersfield is a six-pointer.Saints lifted themselves out of the relegation zone with a win over Arsenal, but remain just two points ahead of the Terriers, who are second bottom.Targett said: “It really is a massive game.”It’s nice to beat a top club because we haven’t done it in a while, so that is massive for us.”That shows the mentality of our side, but this week is our six-pointer.”We need to continue working hard and take on the new challenges.”If you look at fixtures, we are targeting the next two games.”We have to take maximum points, so we have to go to Huddersfield and work as hard as we did against Arsenal.”
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For the first time in New York City, ADCOLOR celebrated a collection of the best and brightest in the advertising, marketing, PR, media and entertainment industries at the annual ADCOLOR Awards ceremony at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers.ADCOLOR Foundaer Tiffany R. Warren and Janet MockThe event, hosted by Janet Mock, was filled with exciting moments from the evening’s honorees, including legendary lyricist and entertainer MC Lyte, Brim+Brew Founder and Creative Director Maurice Marable, Edelman Executive Vice President and Group Head for Public Affairs Brian Ellner, NBC Chief Marketing Offer Pam El and many more. Awards were presented throughout the night by entertainment industry elite, including Aisha Tyler, Jay Manuel, Baratunde Thurston and Laz Alonso.MC Lyte at the ADCOLOR AwardsEach year, the ADCOLOR Award nominees and honorees are selected based on criteria surrounding ADCOLOR’s motto “Rise Up and Reach Back”. Those recognized work not only to go above and beyond in their own careers, but also go out of their way to help others and make an impact on their peers.Aisha Tyler at the ADCOLOR AwardsEleven awards were distributed throughout the night. The full list of this year’s winners is as follows:ROCK STAR Rock Star is someone who, whether through their primary role or extracurricular activities, stands out as a leader and visionary in the industry. WINNER: Ingrid Otero Smart, President/CEO, Casanova PendrillAD OF THE YEAR New to this year’s event, the Ad of the Year awards a campaign or single execution that pushes boundaries, promotes conversation and highlights the lives of multicultural, LGBT and/or other under-represented Americans in the mass media. WINNER: “Love Has No Labels” | CLIENT: The Ad Council | AGENCY: R/GARISING STAR A Rising Star is an up-and-coming young gun with less than seven years of experience. A Rising Star is someone who stands out among their peers as someone who is raising the bar of excellence as they move forward in their career. WINNER: Justin Adu, Creative Lead, Open Channels Group PRINNOVATOR Established in 2007, an Innovator is an employee who embodies progress and imagination. Someone who stands out among peers as a game changer and pioneer in their role, creating breakthrough developments and/or improvements, whether tangible or intangible. WINNER: Julie Ann Crommett, CS Education in Media Program Manager, GoogleCHANGE AGENT A Change Agent is the individual within a company who is using their talents and position to enhance the corporate culture and create a more inclusive environment. This can be part of or beyond the scope of that person’s primary role. WINNER: Kat Gordon, Founder, 3% ConferenceTHE LEGEND A Legend is a seasoned industry veteran, a trailblazer who pushed the boundaries and created positive change, who wasn’t afraid to be different and who showed brilliance in his/her actions, setting the stage for other generations to take the opportunities made by this legend, even further. HONOREES: Pam El, Chief Marketing Officer, NBA Luis Miguel Messianu, President and Chief Creative Officer, Alma DDBMVP (MOST VALUABLE PARTNERSHIP) This award is presented to two people/companies that work together to provide exceptional and highly effective diversity solutions within their organizations and industries. They may be an agency, marketer, media company or diverse supplier with NMSDC or WBENC certification that teams up for a short or long-term project that furthers diversity and inclusion. WINNER: Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies + Target 10ONE CLUB|ADCOLOR CREATIVE AWARD The One Club|ADCOLOR Creative Award recipients are creative professional of multicultural background who have demonstrated noteworthy talent and achievement within the media, creative, digital and traditional advertising disciplines. These recipients are chosen by The One Club and will be announced at ADCOLOR Live! HONOREES: Alberto Ponte, Global Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy R. Vann Graves, President/Chief Creative Officer, Fancy RhinoLIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT The Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are inductees of the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame. Their inspiring stories of professional and personal success exemplify Rising Up and Reaching Back. Recipients will be announced at ADCOLOR Live! HONOREES: Catherine L. Hughes, Founder and Chairperson, Radio One, Inc. (2015 AAF Advertising Hall of Fame Inductee) Bethann Hardison – Model, Founder of Bethann Management Co. Inc., Producer & Fashion AdvocateCATALYSTS This is presented to an individual who uses his or her platform to serve as the voice of a cause or community – educating and inspiring current and future generations of advertising, marketing, media, PR and entertainment professionals. Each one’s provocative courage, professional brilliance and selfless community outreach have sparked change and propelled progress within their respective industries and the world. The Catalysts are chosen by the ADCOLOR Board of Directors and recipients will be announced at ADCOLOR Live! HONOREES: MC Lyte, legendary lyricist, DJ, actress, entertainer and icon Maurice Marable, Founder and Creative Director, Brim+BrewADVOCATE Award Presented by GLAAD An Advocate is an LGBT advertising, marketing or media professional who increases awareness of LGBT causes within and outside of the communications industry. The Advocate recipient is chosen by GLAAD and the ADCOLOR Board of Directors and recipients will be announced at ADCOLOR Live! HONOREE: Brian Ellner, Executive Vice President and Group Head for Public Affairs, EdelmanFor more information about this year’s Awards and ADCOLOR’s events throughout the year, visit www.adcolor.org
Each week in this space, we examine all the things a certain contending team needs to have happen in order for it to make the College Football Playoff. This week’s edition is a double feature starring the Clemson Tigers and Washington Huskies, each of which fell out of the AP Top 5 after suffering upset losses last week.Current situations: After Clemson and Washington lost to Syracuse and Arizona State, respectively, the two teams’ College Football Playoff odds were dented pretty badly. According to FiveThirtyEight’s prediction model, the Tigers now have just a 29 percent chance of making the playoff (down from 55 percent going into the weekend), and the Huskies are at 24 percent (down from 43 percent). Six teams are currently ahead of the Tigers and Huskies in our CFP probabilities, and Clemson isn’t even the favorite to win its conference anymore. (Miami has slightly higher odds of winning the ACC.) The relatively straightforward paths for both teams to return to the CFP have now run into major complications.What the Tigers and Huskies can do: As always, winning out is paramount to getting into the playoff. If Clemson runs the table — which our model gives a 20 percent chance of happening — it will have a 97 percent probability of making the CFP, a near-lock. The Tigers’ trip to NC State on Nov. 4 is easily their biggest obstacle to that; they win that game in 95 percent of our simulations that have them going to the playoff, while they only win it 49 percent of the time in sims where they don’t make the CFP. (That 46 percentage point difference makes it the highest-leverage game left in Clemson’s season.) It should also be noted that these numbers assume that Clemson’s star QB Kelly Bryant is healthy; he was knocked out of the Syracuse loss but seems to be progressing quickly in his recovery.For Washington, the odds of winning all its remaining games are a bit higher (21 percent), although the Huskies also have a less guaranteed playoff path — only 87 percent CFP odds — even if they do win out. Washington’s most important game comes at Stanford on Nov. 10, a matchup the Huskies win 96 percent of the time in their playoff-bound simulations but only 40 percent of the time in universes where they don’t make the playoff. WKOPPONENTMAKES PLAYOFFDOESN’T MAKE PLAYOFFDIFF. 10Washington St. def. Stanford40.537.8+2.7 9UCLA95.282.0+13.2 10Virginia Tech def. Miami36.832.5+4.3 WKRESULTMAKES PLAYOFFDOESN’T MAKE PLAYOFFDIFF. 11Auburn def. Georgia47.844.4+3.5 Clemson gamesCLEMSON WIN % BY OUTCOME Washington gamesWASHINGTON WIN % BY OUTCOME 13Georgia Tech def. Georgia30.227.2+3.0 WKOPPONENTMAKES PLAYOFFDOESN’T MAKE PLAYOFFDIFF. 9Georgia Tech93.675.0+18.6 WKRESULTMAKES PLAYOFFDOESN’T MAKE PLAYOFFDIFF. 13Washington State98.073.4+24.7 11Stanford95.6%39.5%+56.1 10Oregon94.578.4+16.0 13South Carolina def. Clemson28.225.5+2.8 Which of Clemson and Washington’s remaining games hold the most weight?Remaining 2017 matchups, ranked by the amount of leverage on each team’s playoff chances. Based on two sets of simulations: one where the team makes the playoff and one where it doesn’t. Which other games need to go right for Clemson and Washington?The non-Tigers, non-Huskies matchups that have the most leverage on each team’s playoff chances 11Boston College def. N.C. State26.622.3+4.3 12Michigan def. Wisconsin28.325.7+2.6 Washington:PROBABILITY BY WASHINGTON OUTCOME 10North Carolina State94.6%48.5%+46.2 Clemson:PROBABILITY BY CLEMSON OUTCOME 12Citadel100.099.9+0.1 11Notre Dame def. Miami49.546.5+3.0 12California def. Stanford17.9%14.3%+3.6 12Virginia def. Miami17.214.4+2.8 Where they need help: As mentioned above, Clemson doesn’t need much in the way of outside help — as long as the Tigers win, they’re still almost guaranteed to make the playoff. They could benefit slightly from anything that boosts their odds of winning the ACC, however, including losses by NC State and Miami. And any wins by Auburn will automatically help Clemson because of its head-to-head victory against those other Tigers in September.Washington, on the other hand, could use more of an assist from afar. There are two categories for these kinds of games: Some — like Stanford losing to Cal in Week 12 — tend to be entangled with implications about the strength of a team’s own opponents.1For instance, consider a situation in which Team A and Team B are conference rivals. Team B might be less likely to win an unrelated game in a simulation where Team A makes the playoff, because Team B is also likely to be weaker in a universe where Team A beats them head-to-head. (Arizona State beating USC also fits this category, because it makes Washington’s loss to the Sun Devils look less bad.) But the more interesting ones come where the connection isn’t obvious: Georgia Tech beating Georgia, for instance, helps Washington because it hurts an undefeated Bulldogs team that currently sits ahead of the Huskies in our playoff odds. 11Florida State93.562.3+31.2 13South Carolina90.167.3+22.8 12Utah96.782.0+14.7 12Wake Forest def. N.C. State44.6%38.2%+6.4 Differences may not add up exactly because of rounding. 9Arizona State def. USC34.531.7+2.9 8Notre Dame def. USC66.563.9+2.6 13North Carolina def. N.C. State18.114.5+3.6 13Notre Dame def. Stanford48.946.2+2.7 Differences may not add up exactly because of rounding. 10Arizona def. USC28.225.6+2.6 One good piece of news for both Clemson and Washington is that, of the six teams ahead of them in the CFP probabilities, all but likely Big 12 winner TCU hail from just two conferences: the Big Ten and SEC. Since the playoff selection committee puts an emphasis on conference championships, some of those teams will by definition see their odds plummet before the Final Four is chosen — we just don’t know which ones yet. So there aren’t many universes where both, say, Alabama and Georgia make the playoff, or both Ohio State and Penn State (to say nothing of Wisconsin).But Washington and Clemson may also find themselves as enemies down the season’s final stretch; with one loss apiece, they could very likely be competing for the same CFP slot. Indeed, Clemson only makes the playoff in 23 percent of the simulations where Washington is in, versus 31 percent of the sims where Washington misses out. (That same split is 18 percent versus 25 percent from Washington’s perspective.) With only four teams standing at the end of the season, every loss counts — a lesson the Tigers and Huskies might have learned the hard way last weekend.Check out our latest college football predictions.
The agent of Mesut Ozil has hit back against the “foolish” comments made by the Bayern Munich president Uli HoenessOzil stunned the football world on Sunday by announcing his decision to retire from international football on social media following the criticism that had been aimed at him following Germany’s dreadful World Cup campaign that had seen them being eliminated from the group stages for the first time in 80 years.The 29-year-old claimed that he been a victim of “racism and disrespect” by the country’s supporters with the German football federation (DFB) later coming out to deny such allegations.Ozil, who is of Turkish descent, has been the subject of much criticism in Germany following his meeting with the controversial Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in London prior to the start of the competition.And Ozil claimed that he has been even used as the scapegoat for the country’s poor defence of their world crown this summer.But Hoeness instead, of supporting the troubled playmaker, lashed out against Ozil and said that he has “been playing dirt for years”.Now, Dr Erkut Sogut, Ozil’s agent has called Hoeness’ assessment of his client as unfair and pointed out everything that the former Real Madrid player has achieved in his career.Match Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).In a statement to Goal, he said: “The comments of Mr Hoeness miss the point completely, as they have absolutely nothing to do with football. He is trying to divert attention away from the real issue, the issue of racism and discrimination in Germany, which is resurging once again within everyday German society.“As Mesut said in his statement, he accepts reasonable and fair criticism of his football, and deals with that as part of the job. However, Mr Hoeness cannot even provide any actual evidence to back up his foolish statements that are clearly exaggerated. In this case, the stats are clear. Twenty-three goals, 40 assists – which is a German record – and five-time German player of the year – three of which come after 2014.“He claims that Mesut has been a ‘ghost’ for years, but what ‘ghost’ wins all these awards and has this much success? Mesut created more chances in the 2018 World Cup per 90 minutes than any other player, but, of course, he singles him out for criticism. As the president of Bayern Munich is it not best to focus on the performance of his own players seeing as eight of the Germany team play for the club.“If Mesut is such a bad player, what does this say about his opinion on Joachim Low, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho? These are three elite managers who praise Mesut as one of the best in his position. It is laughable that he thinks he is more qualified to judge footballing abilities than these people, with fabricated statistics.“The facts speak for themselves and anyway who is he to speak about Mesut in this way? These lies are cheap, stereotypical and baseless comments – made without any foundations – that allow hurtful news to spread.“Mr Hoeness, we will not waste any more time or energy talking about a subject clearly you know nothing about. Not only is he a disgrace to himself, but also and more importantly a shame to German football and the people of Germany.”